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Edinburgh airport to downtown best option?

Hi All,

Which is best option from airport to downtown? Taxi, bus or tram?

Posted by
186 posts

We took the tram last summer and it was SUPER easy! Just purchase a ticket at the kiosk before boarding. Signage at the airport to get to the tram is very clear. Know which stop you need. If your hotel is not near a tram stop, however, it may not be the best option for you.

Posted by
22152 posts

We took the tram to the main station and a taxi from there to our B&B. The best option is always a taxi or a driver.

Posted by
133 posts

We took the bus because it stopped just a short distance from our hotel on Princes St. Fast and easy with a short slightly uphill walk.

Posted by
11294 posts

What do you mean by "best," and what do you mean by "downtown" (Old Town or New Town, and what is the exact address of your accommodation)?

Posted by
5964 posts

I have been stuck in traffic many times around the airport, so depending on the day and time of travel, I would avoid getting a taxi. Take the faster tram if this gets you close to where you want to be.

Posted by
123 posts

The tram is best for avoiding traffic and maintains consistent timetable. Very dependable way to view parts of city you may not otherwise see.

Posted by
8003 posts

I like the tram if it's operating with no issues.

Posted by
128 posts

Thanks everyone, tram looks like best option.

Posted by
2558 posts

where exactly do you need to get to. tram might not be your best option

Posted by
2063 posts

The tram only has one line; so unless you are staying within easy walking distance of the stops, it might not be your best option.