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Airport taxis offers a professional transfer service from  Edinburgh  to all the major cities of Scotland . Our fares are 25% below standard local Edinburgh tariffs. Call us now on freephone 0800-6190575 for a fixed price quote or to make a booking. International customers can contact us online to make an enquiry or a booking .

Airport Taxis fares

  • Edinburgh Airport to St Andrews from £80 daytime
  • Edinburgh Airport to Stirling from £50 daytime
  • Edinburgh Airport to Perth from £75 daytime
  • Edinburgh Airport to Falkirk from £32 daytime

 

The company transfers customers throughout Scotland with a reliable 24 hour service. Business customers can prepay by credit card. For more information and bookings phone 0 (+44) 7576 127097 24 hours.
Taxi fares can be prepaid by credit card.

Edinburgh Airport Easyjet plane takes off
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Edinburgh promotes Ridacards for airport transfers in to the city

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is fast tracking delegates in Scotland’s capital city with travel cards for airport transfers and other journeys on Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses.
The venue is promoting ‘Ridacard’ to professional event managers and this week hundreds of delegates attending a major pharmaceutical conference in the city will use the prepaid travel cards for the first time.

Visiting professional event manager, Hayley Bridgman of Ashfield Meetings and Events said: “Integrated public transport systems are highly prized and well used by international conference delegates who want to make the most of their time in a capital city that many will be visiting for the first time”.

EICC Corporate Sales Specialist, Ekaterina Alison said: “International meetings bring thousands of business tourists to Edinburgh and increasingly organisers are concerned to build public transport into the programme which is always the best environmental option”.

Edinburgh Trams operate a 14km route between York Place in the city centre and Edinburgh Airport, roughly every 10 minutes. Each tram vehicle can accommodate 250 people at any one time and are 100% wheelchair accessible. Along the route are 15 tram stops, connecting passengers with a bus network of over 70 routes, railway stations and popular leisure and business destinations. Travelling from the airport to the city centre takes approximately 35 minutes.

Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh is served by daily direct flights from 85 European cities and from New York, Chicago and Philadelphia in the United States. Middle Eastern routes include daily services from the Qatari capital, Doha and from 2015, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

Edinburgh Airport complains about Air Passenger Duty

Giving control over Air Passenger Duty (APD) to the Scottish Parliament could encourage visitors to come to the country for the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games, transport and tourism bosses say.

The Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup will be held in Scotland next year but some industry leaders believe tourists could be put off from flying to the country because of high APD charges.

Late last year, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh airports commissioned a report that claimed the charge could lead to a drop in both passengers and tourism spending. The tax could cost the Scottish economy £210 milliona year by 2016 and reduce the number of visitors by 2.1 million a year.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “Scotland will welcome the world in 2014 courtesy of the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, and yet we are in the absurd situation of increasing costs for people who intend to visit Scotland.

“The ‘World Economic Forum, Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013’ shows that the UK has amongst the highest aviation taxes and charges in the world, ranked 139th out of 140.

“I would urge the UK Government to deliver devolution of APD as soon as possible so that we can develop a regime that makes Scotland more competitive.”

Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, said airlines are questioning the viability of basing planes in Scotland because of APD.

He said: “This tax has now hit its tipping point where the damage that it is doing to Scotland far outweighs the benefits. It cannot stand and must be reviewed as a matter of urgency.

“Airlines are telling us that they are seeing it have an impact on passenger flows which is ultimately having an impact on their decision making on where to put planes. This means that our country has to work harder to get the connections it requires.

“The evidence lays bare the argument that this tax is assisting with the deficit. Rather, APD is hindering our ability to tackle the economic challenges Scotland faces.”

Edinburgh Airport introduces new egates

Edinburgh Airport is introducing electronic security gates (e-gates) that are designed to speed-up the immigration process.

It will be the first installation of e-gates at a Scottish airport. Five e-gates will be installed in the next two weeks; they will be available to UK and EU travellers with an e-Passport.

Details from an electronic chip contained in the e-Passport will be compared with an image of the passenger’s face taken at the e-gate, replacing the traditional manual check by UK Border Agency officials.

The airport handled 9.3 million passengers in 2011 and the new e-gates will help ease congestion at peak times.

Meanwhile, two additional X-ray machines will be installed in the hand-baggage search area in May, increasing the total to 12. A new passenger and hand-baggage security check area was opened as part of a major terminal extension in 2010.

Funding reduced for Edinburgh cycleways

Cycle campaigners in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland are calling on the Scottish Government to increase spending on active travel.

Campaign group SPOKES has been encouraging local cyclists to lobby their MSPs to demand that a greater proportion of Scottish Government money is allocated towards cycling infrastructure.

The Scottish Government has set an ambitious national target that 10% of all journeys should be made by bicycle by 2020. And despite a manifesto pledge to boost spending on active travel made just months ago, campaigners claim that the “budget reality” of proposals put forwards by the SNP shows that spending will fall from 1.1% of funding to a “near invisible” 0.8% of transport funding.

In previous years the Scottish Government has provided ring-fenced funds to encourage local authorities to invest in cycle infrastructure. It has also directly funded national charity, SUSTRANS, to build cycle routes.

In Edinburgh, this funding has seen around £1million spent on cycle infrastructure in the last year alone and recent surveys have shown that this investment is paying off, with significant increases in the numbers of people choosing to cycle in the city.

The SPOKES campaign has caught the attention of Government Ministers. In response to questions raised by a local MSP Jim Eadie in Holyrood, Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “I am aware of the rising number of cyclists in Edinburgh. I take this opportunity to praise City of Edinburgh Council members and officers for their commitment and leadership in making the city such an active travel success story.

“I recently had the chance to cycle into the city on an excellent cycle route. To my mind, the other local authorities should look closely at what Edinburgh has done and try to follow suit.”

However, Councillor Gordon MacKenzie, has made it clear that if that if the Scottish Government does cut active travel funds, such as the Cycle, Walking and Safer Streets fund, then it will have an impact on plans to improve conditions for cyclists in the city.

He said: “We’ve not got the final settlement details yet from the Scottish Government, but I would say that the Cycle, Walking and Safer Streets fund has been a very important catalyst in helping to drive forwards improvemen

Edinburgh Airport strike causes delays and disruption

Today’s strike at Edinburgh Airport by public sector staff , including the UK Border Agency , is causing delays and disruption. The airport has said there will be  some delays at peak times for international passengers arriving at Edinburgh Airport . Delays will also occur for departing passengers due to disruptions at other airports. The airport has worked closely with UKBA on their contingency plans and formulating its own measures to support passengers as they arrive at Edinburgh.

The impact at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports is expected to be far less severe than in London, where Heathrow’s chief operating officer has warned of 12-hour queues for passport checks at peak times.

London is more vulnerable to delays because it handles a larger volume of long-haul flights carrying non-EU citizens, who have to undergo more stringent passport controls.





Glasgow has one long-haul flight coming in on Wednesday, an Emirates service from Dubai, while Edinburgh has one flight arriving from Orlando via New York. Aberdeen has no long-haul flights.

Flights to and from Scotland are also vulnerable if the delays at passport control cause a backlog on the runway, as domestic UK services are cancelled to clear space for planes from overseas.

Christmas Airport Transfers

Airport Taxis will be operating on a 24 hour basis throughout the Christmas and New Year period. Customers are advised to book in advance as this is the busiest time of the year. Bookings can be made for Christmas on freephone 0800-0029165. Bookings for Christmas Airport Transfers can be taken up to 4 weeks in advance .  Airport Taxis offers free quotes and savings of up to 25% on the local tariff .

Planning for Edinburgh New Year celebrations is well advanced with the traditional street party and concert in the gardens.

The Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens; the music and fireworks spectacular, presents headliners Primal Scream performing their seminal 1991 album Screamadelica and greatest hits set at the last gig of 2011 and the first of 2012. This spectacular event is set beneath the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, welcoming the New Year with special guests Bombay Bicycle Club and the famous Midnight Fireworks. The bands include Jade Richards from the X-Factor , Mark Ronson ,  Friendly Fires ,  The Vaccines, Bombay Bicycle Club and Capercaillie.

 

Edinburgh has new history festival for St Andrews

Edinburgh is festival city in the summer with the biggest arts festival in the world but a new fetival this month aims to extend the festival season . Previously … Scotland’s History Festival is a two week celebration of Scotland’s history in the run up to St Andrew’s Day.

Over 200 events will take place in castles, pubs, museums, libraries and the Scottish Parliament. The new festival will be opened by Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Fiona Hyslop, on November 17 and run until November 30.

“We have treasure waiting to be rediscovered, from the joyous ribaldry of a 16th-century poetic slanging match to an exploration of the food and drink we’ve consumed over the centuries,” promises Susan Morrison, one of the directors of the festival.We have a huge historical canvas to clean and evaluate with the help of our brilliant historians, who can help us take a long, cool look at our past as we stand on the threshold of a turbulent, dramatic future.

Scotland’s history festival was created to bring our history out into the streets. We aim to bring the history made by Scotland’s people closer to Scotland’s people.”

From town planning to stripping and paper mills to the procurator fiscal, there are some surprising aspects of Scotland’s past being examined. Here are some of the events:

A Robert Louis Stevenson Evening, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, November 17
Author Ian Rankin and comedian Nigel Planer chat about their lifelong fascination with the writer Robert Louis Stevenson

First Edinburgh tram arrives late

The first tram to be delivered for Edinburgh has arrived in a way that symbolises the whole project – late. The trams were supposed to improve the Edinburgh travel system but have proved to be an almost complete let-down from start to finish for Edinburgh residents.

The vehicle was due to arrive in the capital after a 900-mile journey from northern Spain at 11am. But it was two hours late.

The delay for the seven parts of the tram was put down to bad weather causing the ferry to be late.

It is the first of a 27-strong fleet that is expected to be running along the streets of the capital by 2014.

Housed at the depot at Gogar, the rest of the fleet are expected to arrive over the coming months.

The City of Edinburgh Council said the depot is now electrified which means static testing can be carried out as soon as the vehicles arrive. Once the test track is finished in early December they will start “dynamic testing”.

The project has been delayed after a series of disputes between the council and contractors. Last week an Edinburgh councillor admitted that he did not have the knowledge or experience to manage the contarct for the council.