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Driving to the airport might be the best option for you and Edinburgh Airport is just 5 minutes from the M9, one of Scotland's main motorways, making it accessible from all areas of the country. We're also about 20 minutes from Edinburgh city centre so you can be enjoying the delights of our capital city not long after you land.

With plenty parking options and fantastic rental services, you can get your journey into gear with ease.

Finding us

Need help getting here? Our postcode is EH12 9DN for any Sat Nav users.

Dropping-off or picking-up?

If you're swinging by to drop-off or pick-up your nearest or dearest, our designated areas are ideally located just outside the terminal building, on the ground floor of the multi-storey.

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 local resident discount using the link below.

Apply for local resident discount

Vehicles carrying passengers with blue badges have free access to any of the airport's car parks for one hour. Drivers should take their ticket, and the blue badge, to the Customer Services office for validation to exit. The Customer Service office is located on the ground floor of the Multi-storey car park.

Full details can be found on the drop-off/pick up section of our website, which you can access by clicking here.

  • Where is the Pickup & Dropoff zone?

    Ground floor of the Multi-storey

    0-10 mins


    10-15 mins


    15 mins and above

    £1.00 per minute


    Barrier controlled

    Payment method

    Coin*, card, contactless and mobile payments.

    *There is a change machine in our drop-off area for those with notes.

    Blue badge holders

    FREE for 1 hour

    Electric vehicles

    50% Discount for the initial 0-10 minute period then prices as displayed

    *Resident Discount

    50% Discount

    Vehicles allowed

    Cars, motorbikes, minibus*

    Height restrictions

    Max height 2.2 m (7.2 ft)

FREE drop-off and pick-up

We also have a free drop-off and pick-up area which is over at our long stay car park. Customers can park in the long stay for 30 minutes free of charge.

Please note: There are no shuttle buses running between the terminal and the long stay car park. A temporary walking route has been established at the north end of the car park. Allow for a 6-8 min walk to terminal, so please keep this in mind when deciding which area to use.

  • Where is the free pick-up & drop-off zone?

    Long Stay car park

    0-30 mins


    30 mins - 1 hour


    1 - 3 hours


    3 - 24 hours



    Barrier controlled - take a ticket

    Payment method

    Cash and card

    Max stay?

    No - charges will apply after 30 minutes

    Blue badge holders


    Vehicles allowed

    Cars, motorbikes, minibus

    Height restrictions


Full details can also be found on the drop-off and pick-up page of our website which you can access by clicking here.

What are the parking options?

There are several different parking options if you are planning on leaving your vehicle at Edinburgh Airport.

These include terminal parking, mid-stay, long-stay, multi-storey and drive up and park.

The same booking options and prices apply to passengers with motorbikes.

For further details including prices, visit the parking section on the Edinburgh Airport website by clicking here.

Looking to hire a car at the airport?

Our car hire centre can be found easily, with a range of different options available.

It is located just a short walk from the terminal building. The covered walkway next to the multi-storey will lead you right there.

For further details, and a list of our car hire partners, click here.

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