The airport is about eight miles west of Edinburgh city centre and the journey along the A8 Glasgow Road takes 20 to 25 minutes in light traffic. At peak times this may increase to half an hour . Edinburgh Airport taxis can be booked in advance for national and international visitors on 07576-127097 . There is a black cab rank and a private hire taxi rank at the airport but their fares are 100% more than standard fares from taxis near the airport but not in the Edinburgh City area .
The city centre is accessible by tram from Edinburgh airport terminus on the east side of the airport terminal .