Edinburgh Airport Hotel & Parking
You won’t be surprised to learn that over 14 million travellers departed from Edinburgh Airport last year. However, you may not realise that many of them chose to start their journey with an Edinburgh Airport hotel and parking package.
Travelling to the airport on the day of your flight can involve traffic or other unforeseen delays. You certainly don’t want to be stuck in traffic jams, getting lost or face unexpected diversions. You can make things a little easier by choosing to arrive the day before and staying in a comfortable airport hotel. Edinburgh Airport has a variety of hotels to choose from allowing you to park and stay close to the terminal. On the day of your flight, it will take just minutes to reach the terminal, reducing the risk of being late and missing your holiday.
At APH, we have over 38 years of expertise in airport parking and can help you to find the perfect hotel and parking package for you.
Parking and Transfers
Close to both M8 and M9 motorways, many passengers opt to drive to Edinburgh Airport. However, deciding where to park your car can be a challenge. There are three choices for secure car parking, including parking at your hotel, choosing a secure car park, or enjoying an exclusive meet and greet package. Here we explore the options in more detail:
1. Parking at the Hotel
To avoid the worry and hassle of driving to the airport on the day of your flight, why not travel the day before and stay in a hotel? At Edinburgh Airport, there are a number of hotels which offer car parking for guests.
Holiday Inn Express at Edinburgh Airport is one such hotel. Included in the price of this accommodation is one week’s parking. All you need to do is drive straight to the hotel on the day before your flight and find a car parking space. You can then check-in and enjoy a relaxing night before your flight. In the morning, a free hotel transfer will take you to the terminal. This service runs 24-hours a day, so whether you have an early morning flight or a mid-afternoon, you will arrive at the terminal on time. When you return after your getaway, take the free transfer back to the hotel and pick up your car.
2. Off-Site Secured Parking
Rather than parking in the airport, often the most affordable hotel and car parking deals are found with off-site secure car parks like those we offer at APH. APH parking at Edinburgh Airport has achieved the police-backed initiative Park Mark® Safer Parking Award. This is awarded to parking facilities which provide a safe environment for both vehicles and customers. It includes the use of CCTV, 24-hour staff and security fencing.
NCP Scotpark is just a 3-minute transfer from the airport terminal coach park. On the day of your flight, simply drive to the car park and drive up to the barrier. Your number plate will be read, and the machine will issue you a ticket automatically. Find a space for your car, keep hold of your keys and ticket and catch one of the transfer buses. Transfers run 24-hours a day and depart every 10 minutes. On your return, catch the transfer bus from Coach Park Stand 8 which will return you to the car park. Collect your car and head to the Exit barrier where you need to insert your ticket. The barrier will rise, and you can head for home.
What’s more, APH has partnered with Secure Airparks, the only airport parking service at Edinburgh Airport which will drop you off and pick you up right outside the main terminal. This makes it an excellent choice for people looking for a quick and convenient transfer. To park with APH or Secure Airparks, drive to the entrance barrier and follow the instructions on the entry screen. You will be issued a ticket which you need to keep until you come back to collect your car on your return. Park your car and head to the transfer station. Transfers run on demand and take just 1 or 2 minutes. When you arrive back at the airport, call the number provided on your ticket to request a transfer. You need to wait at Stand H (International Arrivals) which is at the front entrance of the airport. The bus will take you back to collect your car. Drive up to the exit barrier, insert your ticket and the barrier will lift.
Do be aware, however, that each car park has slightly different transfer times to get you to the airport.
- NCP Scotpark: 3-minutes, with buses running every 10-minutes, 24-hours a day.
- Secure Airparks: 1-2-minutes, with buses operating on demand, 24-hours a day.
- APH Car Park: 1-2-minutes, with buses running every 5-10-minutes, 24-hours a day.
3. Meet and Greet
For maximum luxury and convenience, a Meet and Greet service with Maple Parking Edinburgh is an excellent choice. After you stay the night at your airport hotel, drive to the airport and follow signs for Pick-Up Zones R-S. Take a ticket from the barrier, wait for it to lift and then head for the right-hand corner of the Pick-Up Zone. Here you’ll give your car and keys to a uniformed Maple Parking Edinburgh driver who will park your car on a secure site nearby. It’s then just a 2-minute walk to the terminal. On your return, collect your baggage and call the number provided. Your car will be delivered back to you at the same Pick-Up Zone so you can jump straight back in your car and get on the road.
On-Airport Edinburgh Airport Hotels with Parking
When you stay in an Edinburgh Airport hotel with parking on site, you are sleeping and eating just a few minutes’ walk from the check-in desks. That means there’s no need to rush or stress on the day of your flight. On-airport hotels will often include parking as part of a package deal to save you money.
Hampton by Hilton, Edinburgh Airport
Hotels at Edinburgh Airport give you the luxury of being able to get out of bed and reach the terminal in just a few minutes. The Hampton by Hilton in Edinburgh Airport has everything you need to relax and unwind ahead of your journey including an on-site bar and restaurant, gym facilities, a family-friendly lounge, baggage storage and a 24-hour business centre. Guests are offered a hot breakfast included in the price of their stay.
There are double, twin and family rooms finished to a modern and comfortable standard featuring free WiFi, TV, blackout curtains, en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning.
Choose Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh with airport parking and on the day of your hotel stay you will park your car at the hotel overnight. After you’ve checked out of the hotel the next day, you just drive the few minutes to the terminal. A Meet and Greet parking professional will meet you and take your car to a secure car park for you. All you need to do is head for the check-in desks.
Off-Airport Edinburgh Airport Hotels with Parking
The hotels which are closest to the airport may not always be the cheapest deal, so if a low price is a priority for you, you may be better choosing a hotel near Edinburgh Airport with parking and a free transfer included. Off-airport Edinburgh hotels are just a 5 to 10-minute drive from the airport.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Edinburgh Airport
The DoubleTree by Hilton at Edinburgh Airport offers hotel and parking packages so you can drive straight to the hotel and park your car in one of the 242 parking spaces at the hotel. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted not only be friendly staff but also by a complimentary warm chocolate cookie.
The hotel offers a range of facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible, such as a 24-hour room service, an indoor pool, fitness centre and beauty spa. The modern lounge/restaurant and bar is called The Space and is open for dining and socialising all day.
The rooms include free WiFi, 49-inch UHD TV and USB charging points. When you check out on the day of your flight, you can simply take the free shuttle service to the airport which takes just 2 minutes or take a 5-minute stroll.
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport
The Holiday Inn Express is just a 5-minute drive from the airport and offers great value for money for travellers looking for a comfortable but simple stop-over. If you book a hotel and parking package, on the day of your stay drive straight to the hotel, park and leave the car there for the duration of your trip. At the hotel, you can enjoy a meal at The Great Room restaurant and bar, relax in the family-friendly lounge and make use of the free WiFi throughout the hotel. When you’re ready for bed, you’ll find all the essentials you need in your en-suite room. Rooms are available in double, twin or family sizes.
In the morning, you can help yourself to a free breakfast before catching the hotel transfer to the airport. The transfer runs 24-hours a day and costs £2.50 per adult each way, but free for kids under 13. At the end of your trip, catch the transfer from the airport to the hotel and collect your car.
Leonardo Edinburgh Murrayfield
Another of the hotels near Edinburgh Airport with parking is the Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Murrayfield which is 15-minutes from the airport in a central city location. When you arrive, you will park onsite and head off to check-in at the 24-hour reception. The hotel has a range of modern facilities for overnight guests such as a lounge, restaurant and bar. If you prefer to relax by getting a bit of exercise, you can do so in the swimming pool or fitness centre. Breakfast is available to purchase in the restaurant.
The hotel includes double, twin and family rooms with all the amenities you’ll need for your overnight stay including free WiFi, TV, sound-proofed windows, blackout curtains and an en-suite bathroom.
On the day of your flight, drive your car to the airport where you will be met by a Meet and Greet parking representative. Hand your car and keys over to them and go straight to the terminal. Your car will be parked for you on a secure site and delivered back to you at the terminal on your return.
Which are the Cheapest Edinburgh Airport Hotel and Parking Deals?
When you’ve booked a flight and are about to take a trip, you won’t relish the thought of spending yet more money on car parking. The best way to save money is to book one of our cheap Edinburgh Airport parking and hotel deals available so you have more spending money on holiday!
Of our low-cost Edinburgh Airport parking deals, the cheapest we have is with our partner NCP Scotpark with prices starting from £34.99 for a week of secure parking. Just drive to our car park, park your car (keep your keys) and jump on the free 5-minute bus transfer to the airport. On your return, take the free transfer bus back to the car park to collect your car.
The best value for money, however, is found when booking your parking and hotel as a package. If you book a Holiday Inn Express with parking package with APH, you essentially get your parking for free. It will cost you just £130.00 to book an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Express with a week of onsite parking and breakfast included.
Does Edinburgh Airport Have On-Airport Hotels?
Edinburgh Airport has one on-airport hotel: The Hampton by Hilton.
What hotels are near Edinburgh Airport?
The Doubletree by Hilton is the nearest hotel to Edinburgh Airport as it is just a 2-minute walk from the terminal. Other hotels near Edinburgh Airport are the Holiday Inn Express and the Leonardo Edinburgh Murrayfield.
Why Choose a Hotel and Parking Package at Edinburgh Airport?
Combining your hotel accommodation and parking is a great way to save a significant amount of money. You also make your booking process a lot simpler and don’t have to worry about finding a car parking space on the day.