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Edinburgh Airport

Important Information

Edinburgh Airport is Scotland's busiest airport. More than 40 airlines serve over 100 destinations and 10 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2014. It is located on the outskirts of Edinburgh with plenty of local transport links for Edinburgh City Centre and the rest of Scotland. 

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Getting to Castle Rock Hostel from: The Airport

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If you've arrived in Edinburgh, chances are you've landed at Edinburgh Airport. Edinburgh Airport is well furnished and serviced by multiple public transport amenities.


Edinburgh's new tram network is a fast and environmentally friendly way to get yourself into the City Centre. When leaving International or Domestic Arrivals, turn left and follow the signs for "Trams for City Centre" and look for a tram for "York Place" The journey is estimated to take around 30 minutes. 

Ticket Prices:

Airport -> City Centre

Single Ticket: £5.50

Return: £8.50

Anywhere in Edinburgh (Excluding Airport Zone)
Single Ticket: £1.60
Day Ticket (Also valid on Lothian Buses): £4.00 

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Please note: All tickets much be purchased from station ticket machines BEFORE boarding the tram.


Edinburgh is fortunate enough to have world-class bus transport links throughout the city, Lothian Buses connects every area of the city for one flat rate.

When departing from the Airport, there are two bus services that will get you to the City Centre

Airport -> City Centre

100 AirLink Express:

A very fast service taking the most direct route from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh City Centre, and is estimated to take 30 minutes.

Single Ticket: £4.50

Return: £7.50

Service 35:

A slower, but cheaper service to the city centre. We recommend visitors get off the bus at Forrest Road and walk up George IV Bridge towards the Royal Mile.

Single Ticket: £1.60 
Day Ticket (Valid on ANY Lothian Bus service): £4.00

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Getting to Castle Rock Hostel from: Edinburgh Waverley Train Station

The best way to get to Castle Rock Hostel from Waverley Station is on foot.

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