Drop off/Pick up

Pickup & Dropoff

Only staying for a short while? Our convenient Pickup & Dropoff is located directly outside the Terminal. Please note, prices to use charged Pickup & Dropoff will change on Monday, July 17. More information here.

Charged Pickup & Dropoff

Ideal for a quick and easy pick-up or drop-off. This zone is located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park outside the terminal building.

Charged Pickup & DropoffPrice
Up to 10 minutes£5
10 minutes and above£1 per minute
Entry/exitBarrier controlled
Payment methodsCash and card
Vehicles allowedCars, motorbikes and minibus

Local residents can apply for a 50 per cent discount at Paid Dropoff & Pickup. This is for residents living within the following postcode districts - EH4 6; EH4 8; EH12 0; EH12 9; EH28; EH 29 or EH52 5.

You can apply for the resident discount using the link below.

Apply for local resident discount

Electric vehicle drivers will also be discounted for the first 10-minutes upon validation by pressing the intercom button.

Vehicles carrying passengers with blue badges have free access to our car parks for one hour. For the Paid Pickup & Dropoff zone use the intercom on exit to let us know. For all other car parks take your ticket to the reception on the multi-storey ground floor for validation.

Special Assistance

Any passengers who require assistance getting to or from the pick-up and drop-off zone can book special assistance in advance through their airline.

More information on Special Assistance can be found here.

Taxi drop-off and pick-up

Just a 20 minute drive from the city centre, and with easy access to some of Scotland's major motorways, Edinburgh Airport is easily accessible by taxi.

If you’re arriving at the airport, find a taxi or a private hire vehicle in our East Terminus facility located just across the plaza from the main terminal.

You can also arrange to be dropped off or collected in our charged or free pickup and dropoff zones.

Find out more

Directions to Pickup & Dropoff

Coming from the A8 (Glasgow Road) drive along Eastfield Road, following the signs for Edinburgh Airport. At the roundabout at the Moxy and DoubleTree by Hilton go straight (taking the second exit) before taking the first exit at the next roundabout.

Follow the road round, driving past the iconic EDI control tower, before entering the Pickup & Dropoff zone.