Arriving on a flight to Edinburgh airport, what next?

By: Craigwalker
Like most airports arriving at Edinburgh can be a stressful time if you are note sure what awaits you when you arrive.

That stressful feeling is terrible worrying about what to do and where to go when you arrive at Edinburgh. How do you get to the city centre? What part of Edinburgh is your hotel located in? When you first leave the aircraft you simply need to follow the signs to the passport control area, get you luggage and clear customs then you are on your own.

If you are meeting someone then you could arrange to meet at a designated meeting point or ask the person that is meeting you to suggest a suitable place to meet. They are more likely to know the best place to meet to avoid any confusion and thus avoiding any extra unnecessary stress. The short stay car park is only a few minutes walk from the main terminal building

If you are lucky enough to being collected by a friend then try to pre-arrange a suitable meeting point prior to your arrival. The airport has designated meeting points in the terminal building however it is probably advisable to get whoever is collecting you to suggest the best place to meet

The rail station is in the city centre and does not connect with Edinburgh airport at present. There is a shuttle service into the centre of Edinburgh and surrounding area, which runs every ten to fifteen minutes. The bus service also has a frequent service and it also runs every ten to fifteen minutes with a journey time of twenty five to thirty minutes to the city centre. This is the cheapest option to getting to and from the city centre and Edinburgh airport.

You can hire a car from one of the car rental desks in the airport, however it would be a cheaper option to book online prior to your arrival and get the car you want ready for collection. This will save you money and time and make sure you get the car you want and also to better plan your travel budget.

Car hire is available within the terminal building however it is recommended that you pre-book online prior to your arrival so you get the car you want and it is ready for your arrival. You can also better manage your budget knowing in advance what you have to pay. Having a car does provide a convenience not available with public transport.

Plan ahead and arrive at Edinburgh airport worry free by simply doing a quick check prior to your arrival.
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