Edinburgh Airport: Bus Transfer

Edinburgh Airport: Bus Transfer

From £4.50 per person

Take the worry out of your transfers to/from Edinburgh Airport and pre-book a bus ticket. Conveniently located outside the main airport, the bus offers frequent departures, comfortable seating, and free WiFi.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Printed voucher required
Duration 30 minutes
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  • Take the worry out of your arrival or departure from Edinburgh on the convenient bus
  • Relax with free WiFi and comfortable seats
  • Enjoy generous luggage space and frequent day and night departures
Full description
Pre-book bus transfers between Edinburgh Airport and the city center and take the worry and stress out of your journey to/from the Scottish capital. The buses are located just outside the main airport and easy to find. They offer comfortable seating, generous luggage space, and free Wi-Fi to keep you connected. Enjoy all the comforts you require, with frequent daily departures on a dedicated express service between the airport and city center. Sit back on the approximately 30-minute journey, whatever time of day or night you arrive. Buses depart at least every 10 minutes. Between 1:00 AM and 4:15 AM, journeys are operated every 15 minutes. The bus stops in both directions are as follows (except Princes St which is drop-off only): • Edinburgh Zoo • Murrayfield • Haymarket Station • West End – Shandwick Place • Princes St (drop off only) • South St David Street, Edinburgh Single tickets can be used for one single journey in either direction. You can board the bus at any stop. Return tickets have no expiry date and your return journey does not need to be booked in advance.
  • Bus transfer to/from Edinburgh Airport
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Airlink buses depart from Bus Stop A at Edinburgh Airport and from South St David Street, in the City Centre. You can board Airlink at any stop. Vouchers can also be exchanged on board the bus at every station: • Edinburgh Zoo • Murrayfield • Haymarket Station • West End – Shandwick Place • Princes St (drop off only) • South St David Street, Edinburgh (outside TKMAX)

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    •  Temporary timetable, now running every 30 minutes; From the airport, 4:30 AM-00:30 AM, from the city center, 4:00 AM-00:00 AM
    • Customers must print their GetYourGuide voucher. Mobile vouchers will not be accepted
    • Return tickets are available on an open return basis, which means there is no expiry for the return portion of your ticket meaning that you can return when you want
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 6905 reviews

    Review summary

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    As soon as I got off the plane the bus was waiting and clearly visible. It was a 30 minute transfer to the city. I did prebook the tickets (but please remember to print a paper copy off to exchange with the driver). These do not come as mobile vouchers. The drivers were polite, friendly and helpful. The first driver gave plenty of recommendations and tips about exploring Edinburgh for a "typical" tourist visitor, which was much appreciated. Many thanks!

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    25 August 2021

    Booked this after booked the flights. Really helpful friendly man who checked our voucher, while waiting for the bus to arrive, advised and showed us on map which stop to get off, gave us perfect directions to our hotel from the stop. He asked what plans we had and recommended places to visit. On thanking him he replied cheerily your welcome just doing my job. Did same with next passengers to arrive. Driver swapped vouchers for return tickets, journey fine and bus clearly shows the next stop. Return journey to airport fine too.

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    23 July 2021

    convenient, easy to use, and i love how the interior of the bus matches the Gothic feel of the city. :) Also the travel from the airport up to the last the Scott Monument was like a free preciew of what to expect. We stayed on thr upper level and had the most beautiful views!!

    25 September 2020

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