uk_map_edinburghTravelling to University of Edinburgh

London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted), Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris have the best international connections to Edinburgh.There are also regularly scheduled flights directly to Edinburgh from the USA, Canada and many countries in northern and western Europe.

Edinburgh airport is approximately 12km from the city centre of Edinburgh.

Booking onward travel from the airport

There are a number of different methods of public transport from the airport to the city. Some bookable in advance.

Edinburgh City Private Hire is a private taxi company which offers preferential rates to University of Edinburgh students. You can pre-book a taxi from the airport to your accommodation at a discounted rate using the link below


The discounted cost of a pre-booked journey to your accommodation with Edinburgh City Private Hire is around £20 depending on your destination.

Student helpers will be at the airport on a designated date in September (see your materials for more information). They will be available to assist you with your taxi booking and provide information about key collection (if going to University accommodation).

For more information, go to the University of Edinburgh website.