Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is the UK’s fastest-growing airport, with its two runways servicingmore than 11 million people in 2015. EDI is about 25 minutes by Uber from the city centre in light traffic, so be sure to allow for sufficient time to get there. But there’s lots you need to know when you’re coming and going to EDI.
Here’s a list of helpful tips and information you can use when you’re travelling:
Resources for Edinburgh Airport
- Uber Airport Pages: Our dedicated airport page offers all the information needed about requesting an Uber at EDI.
- Busy Times: July is the busiest month at EDI, followed by August and September. The airport is less busy between October and March.
- Wait Times: Check out the website for live waiting times.
- News: You can follow the official EDI Twitter feed for the latest news and updates.
- Pickup/Drop-off: Both the drop-off and pickup areas are located on the ground floor of the car park outside the terminal building. If you’re being picked up, remember to order your Uber about five or ten minutes before you need it.
- Security Guidelines: Security procedure at EDI is airtight. Make sure you’ve read theairport’s guidelines before setting off.
Destinations Around Edinburgh
Edinburgh is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, with plenty to attract the tourist. If you’re looking for interesting and fun things to do, consider taking an Uber to one of these attractions:
- Leith: This once solidly working-class neighbourhood has become Edinburgh’s most fashionable district in recent years. It’s now home to many of the city’s best restaurants and bars, including The Kitchin, which boasts a Michelin Star. You can also visit theRoyal Yacht Britannia, which was the British royal family’s floating home until it was taken out of service in 1997.
- Royal Mile: Running between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, The Royal Mile is at the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. There are a number of interesting buildings along the Mile, including St Giles Cathedral, Lady Stair’s House (home to the Writers’ Museum), Tron Kirk (where you’ll find the Royal Mile Market), and Gladstone’s Land. The Royal Mile is home to a huge variety of street performances during the Edinburgh Festival, while the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a display of music and marching, takes place at Edinburgh Castle.
- Scotch Whisky Experience: You can find out more about this most famous of Scottish products with a tour, tasting, and a whisky-barrel ride through a virtual distillery at theScotch Whisky Experience. One of the highlights is a display featuring nearly 4,000 bottles of whisky, collected over 35 years by Brazilian Scotch fan Claive Vidiz and on display in Edinburgh since 2009.
- Scottish National Gallery: Entrance is free to the Scottish National Gallery, where you’ll find masterpieces by Raphael, Cézanne, and Rubens, among plenty of other greats. The gallery is currently undergoing a period of renovation which will create extra space when it’s completed in 2019, and some rooms are currently closed.