Edinburgh Airport is only 11 km west of the city, but it will take nearly 25-30 minutes to get to the city regardless of whether you go by bus, taxi or rented car.
From the airport, take the Airlink express bus no.100, just outside the main entrance (Stop D). This bus runs to Waverley Bridge (close to Princes Street and the main rail and bus stations). It departs every 10 minutes during the day and the journey time is 30 minutes. Tickets can be bought in advance online, at the bus stop, or from the driver.
If you travel by night, take the night bus N22 (from stop D). This bus runs from the airport via South Gyle to the city centre and to Ocean Terminal in Leith between 00:45 and 04:15 seven nights a week. It departs every 30 minutes.
There is also the bus service 35 (from stop F) that runs to the city centre and on to Ocean Terminal. It departs every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 30 minutes in the evenings and Sundays.
Taxi prices to and from the airport vary and many of the vehicles are adapted for disabled people. Taxis are located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park opposite the main terminal building.
Edinburgh Airport has a car hire centre where you can find all the major car hire companies such as Hertz, AVIS, Europecar, Alamo, Budget and Sixt. It is conveniently located with direct access to the terminal and easy to book in advance via the airport website.
Phone: +44 844 448 8833
There are a number of bus companies. The largest are First Edinburgh and Lothian Buses, you can use both to get around town or explore the surrounding coast and countryside. For both companies you can purchase tickets on the bus, in shops, online or on the mobile app.
Edinburgh is a small and fairly compact city though, and most destinations in the city are within walking distance.
Lothian Buses - Internet: www.lothianbuses.com/index.php
First Edinburgh - Internet: www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/scotland_east/
Unoccupied taxis have an illuminated light on the roof. Many companies offer a call-back service, which means that the taxi company calls and by giving two rings notifies you that the taxi is waiting.
+44 131 228 1211
Central Radio Taxis
+44 131 229 2468
Stamps are available from post offices and newsagents and you will find several post offices just in the city centre, but one of the most central is Tollcross Post Office, located in Home Street:
Address: 33 Home St, Edinburgh
Phone: +44 345 611 2970
To find details on your nearest healthservices including pharmacies, dentists, GP (doctors) surgeries and hospitals visit the NHS24 website (www.nhs24.scot) or give them a call (111).
Here are some examples of pharmacies:
Royal Mile Pharmacy - Alphega Pharmacy
67 High St, Edinburgh
+44 131 556 1971
Edinburgh University Pharmacy
6 Bristo Pl, Edinburgh
+44 131 668 2182
Lindsay & Gilmour Pharmacy
257A Leith Walk, Edinburgh
+44 131 554 6591
Country code: +44
Area code: 0131
240 Volt, three-pin socket, adapter needed.