Hotels near Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s gateway to the world and a major travel hub for the UK. Our Edinburgh Airport hotels don’t just make getting to Edinburgh Airport easy, but many are also great for visiting Edinburgh and the scenic Scottish countryside nearby. When you book at our Edinburgh Airport hotels, making last-minute flights and preparing for your journey becomes much easier. Our closest hotels are just a 10-minute drive from Edinburgh Airport, and we have good links to Airlink 100 shuttle bus routes, taxis, trams and train stations to make reaching your connections easier. Find out more about our closest hotels to Edinburgh Airport and other useful information below.

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Hotels closest to Edinburgh Airport

Our closest hotel to Edinburgh Airport is our Edinburgh Airport (M9, Jct1) hotel, which is about a seven-minute drive away or 20-minutes by bus.

Our next closest hotels are our Edinburgh Park (Airport) and Edinburgh (South Queensferry) hotels. Our Edinburgh Park (Airport) hotel is about three miles away from the airport and a 10-minute drive, a 20-minute tram ride or 30-minute Skylink bus ride. Our Edinburgh (South Queensferry) hotel is about six miles from the airport, which is about a 15-minute drive, or 30-minute bus ride on the 747 route.

Our other Edinburgh Airport hotels combine great links to the airport with good links to Edinburgh City Centre. Our Edinburgh City Centre (Princes Street) hotel is a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle and only a six-mile drive from Edinburgh Airport. Our Edinburgh Leith Waterfront hotel is close to majestic sea views, Newhaven Lighthouse and Newhaven Harbour, while still only being a short drive away from Edinburgh Airport.

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Getting to Edinburgh Airport

Getting to Edinburgh Airport

Our Edinburgh Airport hotels make getting to your flight in time so much easier. Getting to Edinburgh Airport is simple, whether you’re travelling from Scotland or elsewhere in the UK.

By car

Edinburgh Airport is just a five-minute drive from the M9 and about 20 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre.

There’s free drop-offs and pick-ups at Edinburgh Airport in the mid-stay car park. Drop-off and pick-up at the terminal costs £4 for up to 10-minutes, £8 for 10-15 minutes with additional charges after that time. Many of our hotels have short term on-site parking with good bus routes directly to Edinburgh Airport.

By train

Trains run between most Edinburgh stations and Edinburgh Airport every seven minutes. There are connections from Edinburgh Gateway, Edinburgh Park, Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley to Fife, Peth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow, Falkirk, London and many other destinations. Our Edinburgh Park (Airport) hotel is very close to Edinburgh Park station with direct tram services to Edinburgh Airport. The TransPennine Express connects Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport, and LNER services connect to London Kings Cross via the East Coast main line.

By bus

Airlink 100 buses run from St Andrew Square in Edinburgh City Centre to Edinburgh Airport every 12 minutes during the day, with a journey time of about 30 minutes. Skylink 200 services run to Ocean Terminal via Newhaven, Skylink 300 services run to Surgeons’ Hall via west Edinburgh and Skylink 400 services run via Oxgangs and Edinburgh PARK to Fort Kinnaird, all with a journey time of between 50 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes.

Regular bus and National Express coach services also run from Glasgow, Fife, Dundee and Stirling with a journey time of about an hour. The Megabus M20 service runs between Newcastle and Edinburgh Airport and takes around three hours.

By tram

Trams depart from Edinburgh City Centre to Edinburgh Airport every 15 minutes with a journey time of around 30 minutes. The tram runs from York Place and St Andrew Square station directly outside Edinburgh Airport’s main terminal. The tram passes through Edinburgh Park station, which is opposite our Edinburgh Park (Airport) hotel.

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What to do before and after your flight at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport is only a 20-minute drive from Edinburgh City Centre, one of the most famous cities for culture and comedy in the world. Edinburgh is the home of the legendary Fringe Festival, Edinburgh University is one of the top universities in the UK and Edinburgh is surrounded by scenic landscapes and Pentland Hills Regional Park.

All our Edinburgh Airport hotels have on-site restaurants or restaurants nearby. Our restaurants serve the Premier Inn Breakfast, an all-you-can-eat selection of delicious bacon, sausages, eggs, black pudding and much more, as well as lunches and dinners to help you prepare for your flights. There’s also restaurants, takeaways and bars both before and after security at Edinburgh Airport.

If you have time before your flight, take a trip through Edinburgh and see iconic sights like Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. If you’re planning a full trip before your flight, visit the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the summer and enjoy some of the finest comedy in the world. Edinburgh has majestic hillside views and is perfect for long walks, whether you want to climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat in Salisbury Crags or stroll through Princes Street Gardens and Holyrood Park, Edinburgh is a great backdrop for your trip. The Royal Mile is one of Edinburgh’s most well-known high streets, but you can also find great gifts and bargains at the Waverley Mall on Princes Street or Fort Kinnaird retail park.

If you need to buy any last-minute must-haves for your flight or you want to take a look through the duty-free deals, Edinburgh Airport has a range of shops from top designer fashion labels to newsagents. Most shops can be found after passing through security, including Scottish gift shops and duty-free lines.

Edinburgh Airport has free Wi-Fi for up to two hours and plug sockets throughout its main terminal. If you’re willing to pay a little extra, you can relax in an airport lounge after booking with us, thanks to our friends at Holiday Extras. Aspire, No1 and British Airways lounges are available, and most offer unlimited Wi-Fi, complimentary food and drinks, runway views and fast track passes through security.

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Hotels near Edinburgh Airport with parking

Most of our Edinburgh Airport hotels have limited 24hr parking. Longer term airport parking is available through our partners, Holiday Extras, after booking your hotel. Please check your hotel page before booking or contact your hotel directly to confirm parking arrangements and check availability at the time of your booking.

Edinburgh Airport (M9, Jct1) hotel
On-site parking managed by Horizon is available at this hotel for £6 per night. There are 78 spaces for guests in total.


Edinburgh Park (Airport) hotel
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 90 spaces in total for guests.


Edinburgh (South Queensferry) hotel
Free limited on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 70 spaces in total for guests.

Edinburgh Leith Waterfront hotel
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 70 spaces in total for guests.

Edinburgh East hotel
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 58 spaces in total for guests.

Edinburgh A1 (Newcraighall) hotel
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 28 spaces in total for guests.

Edinburgh A1 (Musselburgh) hotel
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 70 spaces in total for guests.

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Is Edinburgh Airport open 24 hours?

Edinburgh Airport is open 24 hours a day, though visitors may be moved as parts of the airport close and most shops shut through the night.

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Can I stay overnight at Edinburgh Airport?

There are no designated sleeping areas at Edinburgh Airport, and the benches and cold floors aren’t recommended for a good night’s rest. If you stay at our Premier Inn airport hotels near Edinburgh Airport instead, you can look forward to a much comfier stay. Our Edinburgh Airport (M9, Jct1) and Edinburgh Park (Airport) hotels are only a short drive or taxi ride away and offer comfy rooms, kingsize Hypnos beds and relaxing power showers.

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Do your Edinburgh Airport hotels have a free shuttle to Edinburgh Airport?

There are no free shuttle services, but our teams at reception can help you find the best connections to Edinburgh Airport. You can reach Edinburgh Airport in around 20-30 minutes from our Edinburgh Airport (M9, Jct1) hotel using the 909 route or Airlink 100 bus services, or the X18 or X24 route and a tram. From our Edinburgh Park (Airport) hotel you can take a 20-minute tram service from Edinburgh Park station opposite our hotel or Skylink 200, 300 and 400 bus routes close to our hotel.

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How far are Premier Inn hotels from Edinburgh Airport?

Our closest hotel to Edinburgh Airport is our Edinburgh Airport (M9, Jct1) hotel, which is about a seven-minute drive away or 20-minutes by bus. Our Edinburgh Park (Airport) hotel is close too, at about a 10-minute drive away.

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What’s the best way to get from Edinburgh City Centre to Edinburgh Airport?

The quickest route is by driving, it takes around 20-minutes to travel from Edinburgh City Centre to Edinburgh Airport via Glasgow Road. Tram services run directly from Edinburgh City Centre to Edinburgh Airport every 15 minutes, with a journey time of about 40 minutes. You can also take the Airlink 100 or 909 buses, with a journey time of around 30 minutes.

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Is there a hotel inside Edinburgh Airport?

Our hotels are close to Edinburgh Airport, but none of them are inside it. Our Edinburgh Airport (M9, Jct1) hotel is about a seven-minute drive away.

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Are buses around Edinburgh Airport free?

Skylink and Airlink services typically cost around £4.50 for a single adult, or £2 for children. National Express coach prices and other bus routes can vary.

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How much is the lounge at Edinburgh Airport?

The Aspire Lounge costs around £25 per adult, The No1 Lounge at Edinburgh Airport costs around £28 per adult and the British Airways Lounge is only open to travellers flying with British Airways. You can get discounts and deals on airport lounges after you make a booking with us thanks to our partnership with Holiday Extras.

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How many terminals are there at Edinburgh Airport?

Edinburgh Airport has one main terminal. Flights from Edinburgh Airport depart to Europe, the USA, Egypt, the UAE and domestic flights to the rest of the UK. Edinburgh’s main airport terminal was built in 1977 and has been expanded over the years, there are plans to add more terminals to meet demand for flights from Scotland in the future

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