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Taxi from Edinburgh Airport to the City Centre

Why a cab is the most convenient option and how to book your taxi from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre.

Taxi from Edinburgh Airport to the City Centre

Edinburgh airport is about eight miles outside the city centre and the journey takes around 25 minutes by road. There are a number of transport choices available at the airport. However, for many travellers a taxi is the most convenient and quickest option.

Here is our guide to booking a cab from Edinburgh airport to the city centre.

  • Shop around for the best rates

There are several taxi companies that provide airport transfers in Edinburgh. The rates can vary between businesses so do investigate a few options to find out which one offers the most acceptable prices for you.

  • Pre-book where possible

The airport taxi rank can get busy and hailing a taxi will not always mean you get the best price. If you can manage to book your cab before your flight this will mean no waiting time…and no nasty surprises when it comes to paying the bill!

  • Consider your party size

If you are travelling as a group, not all taxi companies will be able to accommodate your party size. Bigger groups should book a cab with a business that has larger vehicles among its fleet.

  • Consider payment

It’s not always convenient to pay for a cab by cash. So, it’s a good idea when hiring your taxi to find out which payment options are available. With Capital Cars you can pre-book using card or, if easier, you can pay at the end of your journey by either card or cash.

  • Check out the extras

Taxi companies often offer helpful extras for visitors to the city. For example, with our ‘meet and greet’ service your driver will meet you at the airport, help you with your luggage and escort you to your taxi. We also have executive saloon cars which are ideal for people travelling to Edinburgh on business.

Capital Cars is a reputable private hire taxi firm in Edinburgh. Our airport transfer service is reliable, flexible and affordable. If you’d like to book or if you require more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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