Compare Edinburgh Airport Parking Options
Edinburgh airport is owned by one of the largest transport companies in the world, BAA. Official statistics state in 2010 Edinburgh airport was the 5th busiest in the UK in terms of passenger numbers, with nearly 9 million people flying to and from the airport. The airport only has one terminal but 2 runways with a combined length of 4,536 meters. The most popular long-haul flight from the Airport is to New York. The first flight from the airport took place in 1947.
We have a wide variety of Edinburgh airport parking choices consisting of short stay and long stay located on and off the Airport site. To reserve airport parking at Edinburgh fill in the above search for with your travel dates and times then click search, real time parking prices and quotes will be shown for you to choose from.
One of the most popular car parking companies at the airport is Scotpark which is run by NCP. For passengers on a strict budget we recommend Low Cost Parking which is only 1 Miles OFF the airport with a free shuttle bus.
Top Tips For Edinburgh Airport Parking
- Better Late Than Never: We recommend that you take no notice of that saying when flying from Edinburgh airport, make sure you arrive at the car park with plenty of time to spare. Keep in mind if you have chosen an off-airport service the shuttle bus might take 10 minutes to reach the terminal.
- Vehicle Restrictions: If you’re parking a camper van or a large vehicle make sure you check with the car park company, they might not allow large vehicles or they may be to big to pass through the barrier.
- Booking Reference: Don’t forget to bring your booking reference, either make not of it on your phone or print the document off.
- Passport: You might have been told this a thousand times, but it’s an easy mistake to make. Keep your passport handy, we recommend placing all your important documents together in a safe place.
Edinburgh airport parking – On and Off Edinburgh Airport
We all love a bit of simple parking, in and out, that’s why the official on-Airport Edinburgh car parking is an option we highly recommend. It’s not to far from the terminal building and easily accessible by foot unless you want to catch the free shuttle bus which takes around 3 minutes.
The official Edinburgh Long Stay car park is highly secure and ticks all the right boxes when it comes to crime prevention security measures.You will be pleased to know the car park is patrolled by security 24 hours a day, CCTV is in operation, Fencing, Barriers and all the little extras make this car park a security haven. Oh and we forgot the mention the car park has been awarded the Park Mark Award by a Police officer, which means it has been officially assessed for crime reducing measures.
Food and Refreshments at the Airport
Edinburgh Airport is crammed full of places to catch a quick drink whether its a coffee or a few pints before or after a long flight. We recommend Cafe Nero if you want a quick drink to refuel those batteries, the coffee shop is located before and after security. If you i want something a little more substantial such as a fine dining why not head over to Thermidors Seafood & Champagne Bar for something really delicious.
Edinburgh Airport Parking Top Tips and Advice
We have created a small list of super star tips which should make your car parking experience at Edinburgh that little bit more smooth.
Arrive on time at the car park, remember if you are parking Off-Airport at Edinburgh you will have to catch the shuttle transfer bus, make sure you account for this delay.
Make sure you bags and luggage do not exceed to maximum allowance, it could be very costly if you have to pay on the day for extra baggage weight.
Remember to bring your booking reference, print the email confirmation which you received when you made a booking.
Did you enter the correct registration for the vehicle you will be parking at the Airport? some car park sites use vehicle recognition to open the barriers.
Whatever Edinburgh Airport parking choice you choose we hope it’s going to make your trip that little bit easier.
Passengers flying from Edinburgh Airport with a disability or reduced mobility can get help and assistance from the Airport staff. Whether you have trouble carrying your luggage or a visual impairment the staff will be there to assist you through all procedures.
You must inform the special assistance to arrange and discuss the help you will need at the airport in advance.
THS: +44 (0)131 344 3449
You must also contact the Airline if you have not done so before flying. If you are a wheel chair user and cannot walk onto the Aircraft you will need help and this must be arranged before arriving.
Passengers are allowed to fly with special assistance dogs if they are registered with the Pet Travel Scheme. Not all airlines allow guide dogs to fly so you must check before flying.
Edinburgh city is packed with historical culture and is home to over 4,500 listed buildings. The city attracts millions of tourists each year along with a buzzing student population making the city a vibrant and fresh place to visit any time of the year.
The castle attracts around one million visitors each year which makes this attraction nearly the most visited ancient monument in the UK. The Castle dominates the city of Edinburgh filling the skyline with ancient stone.
The Edinburgh Castle’s defense structure has been tested around 13 times over the centuries from attacks, situated on large rock the castle was truly frighting to any approaching army.
We highly recommend you visit Edinburgh Castle if you have time while visiting Scotland it would be a great shame to miss out on this amazing attraction.
Picture of Edinburgh Castle at Night:
Edinburgh International Festival
If you are visiting Edinburgh between the 12th of August and the 4th of September make sure you catch some of the festival activities around the city. The three week arts celebration brings the city alive with dance, modern art, musical and artistic performances.
The Edinburgh International Festival first ran in 1947.
The 3D Loch Ness Experience
Do you believe in the Loch Ness monster? Well heres your chance to find out whether it is real or not!
The Loch Ness Experience is very popular with young families and it’s the ideal day out. The exhibition displays siting photographs, history, Illusions and much more!
They are open in summer from 9:30am and in winter from 10am.
1 Parliament Square
Telephone: 0131 225 2290
Fax: 0131 225 2291