Airport services

We have a range of services to get you to and from Edinburgh Airport.


24/7 Express between Edinburgh Airport and the City Centre.

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Departs Edinburgh Airport every 10 minutes between 04:30 and 00:35
  • Departs Waverley Bridge every 10 minutes between 04:00 and midnight
  • Every 15 minutes through the night
  • Touch & Go - use your contactless debit or credit card, Apple Pay or Android Pay to pay for your journey

Airlink also offers:

  • Dedicated luggage area with CCTV security
  • Comfortable seating
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • USB charging points

Where can I find Airlink buses?

Airlink buses depart from Waverley Bridge in the City Centre and from directly outside Domestic Arrivals at Edinburgh Airport. Check the maps below to see exactly where our two main stops are. You can also get on the Airlink at other stops in the City Centre and the West of Edinburgh - see the Airlink timetable and route map to find your nearest stop.

You can purchase Airlink single and return tickets at the Airlink kiosk outside Edinburgh Airport Domestic Arrivals, online and directly from Airlink drivers.

Buy AIRLINK tickets now


Local connections between Edinburgh Airport and North Edinburgh

  • Local connections from Clermiston, Drylaw, Muirhouse and Granton to Ocean Terminal
  • Direct journeys from North Edinburgh to Gogarburn
  • Onward connections to Leith and North East Edinburgh available at Ocean Terminal

Improving bus connections for airport staff, visitors and commuters

  • Travel from Ocean Terminal to Edinburgh Airport
  • On-bus baggage racks with CCTV
  • Journeys to and from Edinburgh Airport every 30 minutes
  • 7 days a week from 04:10 until midnight

Where can I find Skylink buses?

Skylink buses depart from Bus Stop B at Edinburgh Airport and at all stops on the Skylink route between Edinburgh Airport and Ocean Terminal.


Service 35

Service 35 is a Lothian Buses service that offers access to Edinburgh Airport to and from South and West Edinburgh. With departures up to every 12 minutes during weekdays, every 15 minutes on Saturdays and every 30 minutes on evenings and Sundays, service 35 takes you to Ingliston Park & Ride, RBS Gogarburn, Edinburgh Park, Sighthill, Saughton and into the City Centre and Old Town before terminating at Ocean Terminal in Leith.

Journeys to and from Edinburgh Airport

Ticket type Cost
Single adult £4.50
Single child £2.00
Adult open return £7.50
Child open return £3.00
Adult Network Day Ticket £9.00
Child Network Day Ticket £4.50

Notes on tickets

The above tickets can be used on either Airlink or Skylink*.  For all Service 35 journeys, standard Lothian Buses fares apply.

Ridacards are valid on all Airlink, Skylink, and service 35 journeys.

Network Day Tickets - our go anywhere, anytime ticket - are valid on all Airlink, Skylink and service 35 journeys.

Scottish National Concession (including Young Person Concession) cards are valid on all Skylink journeys, all service 35 journeys, and on Airlink journeys except night-time journeys (between 00:30 & 03:30 from the City Centre, or between 01:00 & 04:00 from the Airport).

Some helpful information

Paying by contactless? Check our Airlink Contactless FAQs

Return Tickets are open-ended – the return journey can be taken when needed (including on NightBus service N22 between Airport and Edinburgh City Centre).

On Skylink, please have your correct fare ready as our Skylink drivers do not have access to cash and cannot give change. You can buy tickets which can be used on either Airlink or Skylink in advance with our m-ticket app. 

Single tickets are available from the driver on Airlink and Skylink for journeys between the Airport/Airport Hotel and Maybury - £2.50 adult, £1.50 child.

*Purchased a ticket voucher online or from an agent?  These can only be used on our Airlink service. 

City fares on Airlink & Skylink

Single fares are available from the driver on Airlink for any journeys between Edinburgh City Centre and Maybury.

For any Skylink journeys between Ocean Terminal and Eastfield Road (at A8), standard Lothian Buses fares and products apply.

Please see the Airlink or Skylink timetable for more information.

When is the next Airlink?

Next bus:

  • Loading...
  • Loading...
Time now:

Please note - if no NightBus departures
are showing, please check again after 9pm


Route map: Select multiple services to display on the map

Service status

For updates on all services, check the Live status board.

35 Normal route
100 Normal route
200 Normal route

Why Airlink?

Further information

Tickets and Enquiries

You can buy your AIRLINK RETURN tickets online, Single and Return tickets can be bought on board or from our kiosk at Edinburgh Airport.

Buy your AIRLINK tickets now

If you require assistance or further information, please email

Edinburgh Airport

For more information on arriving or departing from Edinburgh Airport, please see the Edinburgh Airport website.