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Maximise every second of your trip to Scotland’s capital by pre-booking an airport transfer.

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is around eight miles west of Edinburgh’s centre and it will take you around half an hour by road to get to its world-famous sights, depending on traffic. Whether you’re staying in the city centre or just outside, an airport transfer will take you to your door and will save you time and energy when compared to public transport options.

You’ll be able to choose between private vehicles, cost-effective coaches and shuttles, minibuses and more. Simply look at the options before you travel and choose the one that suits your budget and travel style.

If you’re watching your pennies, you could take public transport (buses or trams) from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow and beyond. But, whether you’re travelling with kids and all of their paraphernalia or are visiting the city for a well-deserved break and want to keep things simple, consider the ease of a transfer. They may cost slightly more but they will also drop you outside your hotel or apartment, and will prevent any headaches navigating timetables or the hassle of lugging your suitcases through busy streets when you arrive.

If you usually jump in a taxi after a flight, you might be tempted by the black cabs opposite the terminal building. But, before you do, consider sidestepping the taxi queue and compare prices of private transfers – they can be surprisingly cheap if you book in advance. That way, you can budget for the cost before you travel rather than having an unexpected charge when you arrive.

To make an informed decision on the best transfer for you, use TravelSupermarket’s comparison service to see your options side-by-side. Then you can choose whether you’d like the luxury of a private vehicle with a meet-and-greet service or you want to keep your costs down in a shared shuttle. Groups should look at hiring a minibus as an easy option where the cost per head will reduce if you’re travelling in a large party.

When this is sorted you can concentrate on having a good time, whether whisky is your tipple of choice or you’d rather unwind on a shopping spree.

  1. Parts of rural Scotland are very sleepy, so don’t bank on remote petrol stations being open on Sunday. If you’re taking your car on a long weekend journey into the wilds, be sure to fill up on Saturday just in case.

  2. If you’re after a cheap car rental deal in Edinburgh, save some hard-earned cash by bringing along your own GPS and child seat. Car hire companies in Edinburgh will almost certainly charge you for these extras, which can be very frustrating if you have them at home.

  3. If you’re venturing into some of Scotland’s most rural nooks, stick to driving during the day. Round these parts, you’ll often find twisting single lane roads that require serious concentration even in daylight. By night, these lanes become pretty daunting, especially as streetlights are scant.

  4. If you’re travelling with a bigger party, check out our minibus hire options. From 7-seater car hire to 16-seater minibus hire, there’s room for everyone. Compare the cheapest available and save!

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