Edinburgh is one of the most popular cities with visitors to Scotland. Flights are available from all around Europe and the many cities in the US. There is one main airport, which is located approximately eight miles west of the city center. Public transport available at the airport transports passengers into the city center in 30 minutes or less.
Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is the main arrival point for flights into the city. This international airport is a hub for flights to Scotland. With a full range of facilities, stores, and restaurants, the airport can meet every passenger's needs.
Airlines from the US that travel to Edinburgh include Delta, Air New Zealand, Virgin Atlantic, and Aer Lingus. Routes that require a layover may be operated by another airline on the second part of the journey.
Flying into Edinburgh is the quickest and easiest option from most locations. There are flights that travel directly from New York and Boston to Edinburgh, taking between six and seven hours. Flights from other locations in the US will include at least one layover in London, Dublin, Amsterdam, or another city before reaching the Scottish capital.
Known for its history and unique culture, Edinburgh has fascinating sights and activities to participate in. The city hosts many different festivals throughout the year; the International Film Festival and the famous Hogmanay celebrations at New Year are the most well known. There is also a Science Festival, Children's Festival, and Book Festival that visitors can check out.
A range of tours gives visitors a different perspective on the city. The Real Mary King's Close is a tour that takes brave participants through narrow underground passages. Edinburgh is small enough to explore on foot. Just outside the city, Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat offer space to hike and explore the natural beauty of the area.
Edinburgh has an extensive public transport system. Buses and trams frequently depart from the airport and reach the city center in 30 minutes or less. The Airlink bus service runs 24/7 and trams are available between approximately 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Both depart from the airport every 7-10 minutes.