Twilight bag drop is expanding -

extended bag drop times and free 1hr parking the night before for car park customers

How to use Twilight bag drop service as service is expanded for summer '24

Last updated May 08, 2024

Looking to drop off your bags at the airport the night before you fly? One less thing to deal with when you arrive in the morning, right?

If this sounds like the ultimate convenience then you should know the Twilight bag drop service being operated daily by four airlines at Edinburgh Airport is expanding for summer 2024.

The airlines are operating the service for more hours, on more days, and a trial will be running throughout May and June where parking customers can access our 1hr Parking area for free the night before they fly. Making dropping off those cases even easier.

How does Twilight bag drop work?

Anyone who has a morning flight with Ryanair, easyJet, or British Airways can take advantage providing you can get to the airport to check-in your bags the night before.

Your flight must be before midday for easyJet, and British Airways, and before 08:00 if you're flying with Ryanair.

The airlines operate different bag drop times - so make sure you check this before you arrive with your luggage.

We've got a range of public transport options allowing easy access to the terminal, while throughout May and June we'll also be providing free 1hr Parking access to anyone who has already booked official airport parking.

Find out more about the 1hr Parking area here.

What time can you drop luggage off?

AirlineDays offeredHours of operationDeparture time
RyanairMonday - Sunday17:00 - 21:00Before 08:00
easyJetMonday - Sunday16:00 - 21:00Before 12:00
Jet2.comMonday - Sunday16:30 - 21:00Before 12:00
British AirwaysMonday - Sunday16:00 - 20:00Before 12:00

Please note, if you want to use the Twilight bag drop service with you must check in online at least 24 hours before your flight.

Twilight check in - April 2024

To use Twilight bag drop you must have completed check in and have a boarding pass.

The lead booker must be present when bags are being dropped off, and while they can drop off up to six bags on behalf of others they are travelling with, they'll need to bring everyone's passports and boarding passes with them.

For further information on the Twilight bag drop service you should contact your airline directly.

If you're not checking in bags the night before it's important to ensure you arrive at the airport for your airline's check-in desk opening.

There's no point in getting here too early as you won't be able to drop your bags off - and this can lead to some extra queues - and don't arrive too late and risk cutting it fine.

How do you access the 1hr Parking area the night before?

All customers who have made a car parking booking directly with the airport will be given access to the 1hr Parking area while they drop their bags off the night before.

To get in you don't need to do anything else, the barrier will automatically lift and allow you access when you arrive.

1hr Parking is located within Terminal Parking. To get there from Eastfield Road just follow the signs for Edinburgh Airport and then continue straight at the roundabout by the DoubleTree by Hilton. At the next roundabout take the second exit towards Terminal Parking.

Once you enter the car park you'll see 1 Hr Parking signposted (it's close to the coach park).

It's worth noting all parking bookings need to have been made directly with the airport to qualify.

Check-in desk opening times

Different airlines open their check-in desks at different times, so it's always best to check this before the day of your flight.

While some open their desks up to four hours before flight times, others do so two hours ahead of departure.

Desks and times can vary, and are subject to change by the airline.

Check-in desk times

Hand luggage rules

Hand luggage rules

Do you know the dos and don'ts of airport security? Check out our complete guide on what you can and can't take in your hand luggage.

Read more here

When to arrive at the airport

When to arrive at the airport

Top tip - always arrive at the airport for your check-in desk opening. Not sure when this is? Good job we've got a guide for that.

Check out your check-in desk time

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