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the cheapest, fastest, brightest way to & from Edinburgh Airport

Travelling from Edinburgh airport and into the city just got that much brighter. The new Bright Bus Airport Express is a fast and convenient way to travel between the Airport and the city centre. It has fewer stops and convenient pick-up points, reducing the need for walking in the city centre.

We run every 15 mins for much of the day, with extra buses in the early morning for the rush of morning flight departures.

Fares start at £4 single, FREE for over 60 or under 22 with your NEC or Young Scot card. Edinburgh Airport employees can get a 7-day Airport Express pass for £15. To buy, show a valid staff ID on the bus.

Choose the best option for you. You can buy your single or return Airport-City ticket individually. Get extra savings with a package deal: Airport Express, Tours, and a week-long Edinburgh Explorer ticket.

timetable and track your bus

View the timetable and track the Airport Express or by downloading the Midland Bluebird app in the app store

city centre to airport

  • Waterloo Place – change here for our City Tour and Britannia Tour
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station, Stop PQ
  • Princes Street, Stop PY 
  • Shandwick Place, Stop SD 
  • Haymarket Station 
  • Murrayfield Stadium, Ormidale Place
  • Edinburgh Zoo 
  • Edinburgh Airport

airport to city centre

  • Edinburgh Airport, Stance E
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Murrayfield Stadium, Ormidale Place
  • Haymarket Station
  • Shandwick Place, Stop SC
  • Princes Street, Stop PF
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station, Stop PM
  • Waterloo Place – change here for our City Tour and Britannia Tour


Adult single £4

Child single (aged 5 to 15) £2.75

Adult return £6.50

Child return (aged 5 to 15) £5.25

7 days travel on Airport Express £20

7 days travel on Airport Express (for Airport Staff – Buy on bus ONLY) £15

Edinburgh Explorer £25

Children under 5 years old travel for free

FREE airport travel with your NEC & Young Scot card

Buy on board using cash or contactless or, or online on our tickets page.