Will you be taking a business trip to Scotland soon? If it will be your first time in Edinburgh, we have some quick tips for you to enjoy a smooth and stress-free travel experience. EDI airport is located less than 10 kilometres from the city centre in the known as Ingliston area, and boasts excellent regular transport connections that will help you commute to your office or accommodation in an average of 30 minutes. Even though the private shuttle services and car rental offices are a really good option, hopping into a bus or train can be seen as an equally smart decision in this case. To go from Edinburgh airport to the city centre, you may take the Airlink 100 express bus (departing every 10 minutes), the Skylink 200 bus line towards Waverley Bridge (which departs every 30 minutes) or the Skylink 300 (with several stops along the city including the Scottish Parliament). During the night hours, the N22 line covers this route. If you would rather travel by train or your final destination is not Edinburgh, catch a tram towards the Edinburgh Gateway Railway Station (few minutes from the terminal) where you can transfer to a train to Fife, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee and a variety of cities in Northern Scotland.
Flights to Edinburgh and staying close to the airport
Regular flights to Edinburgh are currently being offered by some of the following major airlines: Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Easyjet, Edelweiss, Emirates, Eurowings, Finnair, Flybe, Hainan, Iberia Express, Jet2.com, KLM, Loganair, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Thomas Cook, Turkish Airlines, United, Vueling and WOW Air.
During your stay in Scotland you may deem it suitable to find accommodation close to Edinburgh airport, in such a way that you will be able to travel to the city for your appointments or to go sightseeing easily and still enjoy the peace of mind that you will arrive at the terminal in time for your next flight. What is more, our recommended hotels near Edinburgh airport in Scotland are perfect for business travellers and tourists alike, as they feature every amenity you can ask for to catch up with work while abroad, meet up with colleagues and potential clients or have a nice time with your loved ones. Read below to find out more.
Ibis Budget Hotel Edinburgh Park
This 2-star accommodation is ideal for travellers who want to stay close to the passenger terminal paying a low nightly rate yet also benefitting from the comfort and style provided by a renowned hotel chain like Ibis. Just an eight-minute drive separates it from Edinburgh airport plus it has easy road access to Edinburgh Castle, located about twenty minutes away by car. This hotel in Scotland features complimentary WiFi throughout its premises, a daily continental buffet breakfast included in the price, luggage storage, ironing and laundry services and vending machines available for guests. All rooms –which can be double, twin or triple ones- have private showers, air conditioning, TV set, comfortable beds and duvets.
The Novotel Edinburgh Park hotel
Boasting an unbeatable location right by one of the main business areas in Scotland as well as easy access to trams and trains to central Edinburgh and the airport, guests may choose this 4-star accommodation to enjoy extra amenities such as a gym, wellness spaces and fine onsite dining. The well-appointed rooms of this hotel near Edinburgh airport feature mini bar, WiFi internet at no extra cost and spacious work desks. If you are travelling with family, know that kids under 16 stay for free as long as they sleep in your same room. Parking spots, business facilities and deluxe or executive rooms are available as well.
DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport
This 4-star accommodation provides all the amenities known and valued by Hilton regular customers. Confirmed guests will enjoy a complimentary bus service to and from the airport upon request, which operates around the clock every day of the week. Aside from having breakfast at the buffet or dining on site, you may place an order to the room service any time of the day or night. The occupancy of the soundproofed ample rooms of this hotel near Edinburgh airport ranges from one to five guests at the same time, and among the extras offered we count a swimming pool, a beauty and wellness centre, personal trainers, fitness classes, safety deposit boxes, menus adapted to specific dietary needs and express check-in and check-out.
Will you be visiting other Scottish cities during your trip? Have a look at our recommended hotels in Glasgow.