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Which bus to Edinburgh Airport from Edinburgh City Centre

I suspect this has been previously answered but I haven found it. Can anyone recommend which Airport Express bus to use from Shandwick Place in Edinburgh's City Centre to the Edinburgh Airport? I have found 2 options .. Airlink 100, Bright Bus, but details of where the exact pickup location is and the schedules are evading my best efforts. Also, has anyone walked the route from near King's Stable Road to either bus stop? Comments are appreciated. Thank you or your input.

Posted by
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If I'm not mistaken you should be able to catch the tram 5 minutes from your door.

Posted by
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Both services stop at Stop SD Shandwick Place- see this Google Maps extract, blow it right up to see the exact location- https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Shandwick+Place+https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Shandwick+Place+(Stop+SD)/@55.949753,-3.2114129,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x4887c7a2cd0f2207:0x3cbbb3368113503e!8m2!3d55.949753!4d-3.208838!16s%2Fg%2F1q67w58pv?entry=ttu

This is the Airlink 100 timetable showing every stop- hopefully showing Shandwick Place as the 2nd line down- https://www.lothianbuses.com/timetable/?service_name=100

This is the Bright Bus timetable- treat Shandwick Place as 2 minutes after Waterloo Place- https://www.mcgillsscotlandeast.co.uk/services/MESC/AIRX?date=2024-05-18&direction=outbound

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All these people who suggest the tram have simply not read your question or looked at the map. It is significantly further to walk to Princes Street or West End Tram Stops than to Shandwick Place Bus Stop, from King's Stable Road.

The scheduled tram travel time is 29 minutes from West End due to the route and frequent stops for locals use. The travel time on the bus is 18 minutes because it is a dedicated airport express- for another query I have just been looking at satellite tracking for the bus, and it even achieved a 23 minute timing in last Friday morning's peak period- just slightly delayed.

As airport buses they have lots of dedicated luggage stowage.