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Edinburgh Airport is located 11 miles (17 km) west of the city. There is an Edinburgh tourist information desk in the arrivals hall. Most international flights into Scotland land at Glasgow Airport. Flights from within the UK, however, and flights from Dublin, Amsterdam, and Brussels do arrive at Edinburgh.
The airport Web site is part of the BAA Web site with links to seven British airports. BAA is British Airport Authority. Use the Edinburgh Airport Web site to locate:
Plenty of taxis are available outside the terminal. Note that the taxis at Edinburgh Airport are not the large black cabs you usually see in the UK, but are standard cars, as required by a local law. Fare to central Edinburgh is metered and will cost about Ј13 ($21). Travel time is about 25 minutes; longer during the rush hours.
Lothian Region Transport and Guide Friday buses leave the terminal every 15 to 30 minutes for Waverly Bridge in the center of Edinburgh, above Waverly Rail Station. The fare is Ј3 ($4.50), with a travel time of 25 to 40 minutes.
Trains run from the Waverly Station to Glasgow and other destinations in England and Scotland. The train Web site has a timetable of trains.
All major European car rental companies have counters in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. A rental car is quite convenient if you are traveling to areas outside of the city center.
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Adapted from How to Get Out of the Airport