Transport & Parking

Travelling to Edinburgh Airport by bike

Edinburgh Airport is approximately eight miles west of the city centre.

Cycling is a cheap, quick and healthy way to get around. There is a network of on and off road cycle routes in Edinburgh.

As a guide, it takes approximately one hour to cycle between the city centre and the airport.

There are cycle routes between University sites and the airport. These consist of a mixture of 'Green lanes' which are priority lanes for buses, taxis and cyclists on main routes, off road cycle paths and main roads.

Plan your bike journey

To find out more about local cycle routes to the airport and the University, you can use the CycleStreets journey planner or the City of Edinburgh Council cycle maps.

Bike parking

The University provide a range of bike parking throughout our sites.

Bike parking at the University

Bike parking is also available at the airport at the front of the 'International Arrivals' entrance.

Taking your bike on your flight

Most airlines will carry bikes if they are packaged according to specific requirements. Please check with your airline for more information.