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Staying near Edinburgh Airport

A staggering 1.5 million passengers pass through Edinburgh Airport every month, making it one of Europe's fastest growing airports. With routes to the expected popular destinations, the Scottish airport also flies to places such as Beijing, Tel Aviv, Budapest, Carcassonne and Eindhoven.

Rich in history, combined with impressive countryside full of rolling hills, deep mysterious lochs and a dramatic coastline, it is no surprise Edinburgh is the most visited city in Scotland. This also means that the hotels nearby are high in demand, from both business travellers and family holidaymakers alike.

Choosing a hotel near Edinburgh Airport – Popular areas

The inner city has plenty of wonderful hotels but sometimes you can be better off at an airport hotel. While being slightly further outside of town, airport hotels can often reward residents with great deals. Edinburgh Airport has many excellent hotels just minutes away, catering to anyone from first-time tourists to frequent business travellers. Most hotels can be reached by shuttle bus directly from the airport and the city itself can usually be reached by a 30-minute bus, tram or taxi ride.

Ratho is a pretty village that sits about 8 miles west of Edinburgh. It’s only a 10-minute journey by taxi from Edinburgh Airport to Ratho, and from Ratho it takes about 20 minutes to get into the city centre. Buses, trams and a direct train are all easy and convenient modes of transport for getting in and out of the city, and by staying in a rural setting you get to experience both the excitement of the city and the calming influence of country life.

South Queensferry is an idyllic haven that sits on the shore of the Firth of Forth. 10 miles north-west of Edinburgh city centre and 15 minutes from Edinburgh Airport, South Queensferry is a fantastic option for those who wish to experience a broader view of Edinburgh and its coastline.

Most hotels in the surrounding areas will offer taxi or shuttle services to and from Edinburgh Airport, making your stay a very easy and pleasant one. Our range of hotels near Edinburgh airport is vast, with options including luxury hotels and cosy bed and breakfasts as a form of cheap accommodation.

Use the search function at the top of this page to find a hotel that’s right for you. Our hotel map allows you to search by area and you can use the filters to find a hotel with specific amenities, such as free onsite parking.

Top Edinburgh Airport Hotels

If you have an early morning flight, you may want to consider booking into a nearby hotel the night before. Why not make the most of it and take a look into hotels with a swimming pool, or other amenities which you can enjoy as you start to unwind, ready for the start of your holiday.

Five most popular hotels near Edinburgh airport:
  1. A Room in the Country
  2. The Queens Bed & Breakfast
  3. Edinburgh House Apartments
  4. Riccarton Inn
  5. Sandilands House
If you’re still not sure which hotel to choose, Hotels.com has around 20720 reviews of Edinburgh Airport hotels which you can read to help you make up your mind.

Getting around in Edinburgh

While visiting the city there are several reasonably priced modes of public transport, including buses, trams and subway routes covering all areas of the city. Day passes can be purchased, greatly reducing the fare rate. However, to truly make the most of all that Edinburgh has to offer, the city is best explored on foot.

Practical Information

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