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Buses and coaches

Where to catch buses

Buses to Edinburgh and other local destinations stop on the terminal forecourt, outside the main entrance.


Buses into Edinburgh

Buses into Edinburgh

Buy tickets in advance online, from visitscotland by UK Arrivals, at the bus stop, or from the driver

  • Frequency: Every 10 minutes.
  • Journey time: 30 minutes approximately (Waverley Bridge).
  • Fare: Single £4.50, return £7.50 (reductions for children).

Book Airlink 100 tickets with Edinburgh Airport's transfer website

Skylink 200 (Stop B)

This service runs from the airport via Clemiston, Blackhall, Drylaw, Muirhouse and Newhaven to Ocean Terminal in Leith between 04:55 and 00:00, seven days a week.

  • Frequency: Every 30 minutes.
  • Journey time: Approx 50 minutes.
  • Fare: Single £4.50, return £7.50 (reductions for children).

Skylink 300 (Stop F)

This service runs to the city centre and on to Ocean Terminal, with stops including RBS World Headquarters, the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Buses run every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 30 minutes evenings and Sundays.

  • Frequency: Every 12 minutes.
  • Journey time: About an hour depending on traffic (Holyrood).
  • Fare: Single £4.50, return £7.50 (reductions for children).

Visit the Lothian Buses website

Skylink 400 (Stop B)

This service runs to Oxgangs and on to Fort Kinnaird with stops including Edinburgh Park, Fairmilehead and Royal Infirmary.

Buses run early morning to 21:35 Monday to Sunday up to every 30 minutes.

  • Frequency: Every 30 minutes.
  • Journey time: Approx. 75 mins.
  • Fare: Single £4.50, return £7.50 (reductions for children).

Night bus N22 (Stop D)

This service runs from the airport via South Gyle to the city centre and on to Ocean Terminal in Leith between 00:45 and 04:15, seven nights a week.

  • Frequency: Every 30 minutes.
  • Journey time: 28 minutes (Waverley Steps).
  • Fare: £3 flat fare (unlimited travel for one night).

Visit the Lothian night buses website


Other buses

Other buses

Map of bus routes from Edinburgh Airport

Service 600 (Livingston & West Lothian) (Stop E)

The 600 service runs from the airport via Ratho Station, Newbridge, Kirkliston, Winchburgh, Broxburn, Uphall, Deer Park, Craigshill/Howden to Livingston.

  • Frequency: Towards Livingston: Every 60 minutes, 7 days a week from 0300 to 2330. Towards Edinburgh Airport: Every 60 minutes, 7 days a week from 0430 to 0045.
  • Journey time: To Livingston approximately 45 minutes.
  • Fare: Return adult fares are below (reductions for children aged 5 to 15, under 5s travel for free); Livingston Terminal - £6.30, Broxburn - £4.50, Winchburgh/Kirkliston - £3.60

Service 600 timetable can be downloaded here

Jet 747 (Fife) (Stop G)

This Stagecoach service connects the airport with Fife and those travelling further north. The service calls at Ratho Station for connections west, South Queensferry (Forth Road Bridge), Ferrytoll Park & Ride so onwards travel across Fife, Inverkeithing rail station for rail travel further north and Halbeath Park & Ride for onward bus travel further north.

  • Frequency: Every 20 minutes 7 days a week (every 30 minutes in the evenings).
  • Journey time: 25 minutes.
  • Fare: £6.50 single, £9.00 day return or £12.00 period return; discounts for children and combined bus/train tickets and regular travel passes are also available.

For more information, timetables and route map visit www.stagecoachbus.com

Citylink Air (Glasgow) (Stop C)

This limited stop service to Glasgow provides regular links to Glasgow city centre where there is an opportunity to connect to local Glasgow services.

  • Frequency: Seven days a week every 30 minutes at peak times.
  • Journey time: 60 minutes
  • Fare: £12.00 single, £20.00 return
  • Family Ticket: £25 single, £40 return (up to 2 Adults and 3 Kids) * The Family Ticket can only be purchased from the driver on board the coach.

Journeys departing/arriving between midnight and 0500 operate as service 900.

Tickets can either be bought online via www.citylink.co.uk, from the driver or at the Visit Scotland desk by UK Arrivals at Edinburgh Airport. See the Citylink website for timetable information.

More information

For general information on Scottish public transport, visit the Traveline Scotland website.

Bus timetables are available at Edinburgh Airport from the Onward Travel points in Domestic and International Arrivals.

Coaches

The coach park for charter coaches and off-airport car park operators is located to the south of the multi-storey car park. Passengers seeking to check-in should access the Terminal using the crossing point at stand 10 and following the covered walkway. Wayfinding for passengers landing at Edinburgh will provide the most direct route from Domestic or International Arrivals to the coach park.

Vehicles over eight seats i.e. a minibus or coach seeking to drop-off or pick up passengers will need to use the coach park facility. The following plan details how coaches access the facility:

Coach Park Terms and Conditions

Charges

Time Band Tariff
0 – 10 mins £7.00
10 – 20 mins £10.00
20 – 30 mins £16.00
30 - 45 mins £21.00
45 – 60 mins £26.00
Thereafter £28.00 per hour or part thereof

Coach Park charges from 7th January 2019:

Time Band Tariff
0 – 10 mins £8.00
10 – 20 mins £11.50
20 – 30 mins £18.00
30 - 45 mins £30.00
45 – 60 mins £35.00
60+ min £40.00 per hour or part thereof
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