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Getting around

Edinburgh Airport lies around 12km to the west of the city, with a journey time of approx 25 minutes by car or taxi. The airport is used by 33 airlines, flying 188 routes to over 130 destinations in 32 countries. There are more than 50 flights to London per day and with ongoing investment, the airport continues to add new routes out of Edinburgh - passengers can now fly direct to New York JFK, Washington DC, Abu Dhabi and many other recently introduced international destinations. There is an Airlink bus from the city centre to the airport operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with buses every 10 minutes, Edinburgh Trams run a day time service every 7 minutes.

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Undoubtedly the perfect way to explore Edinburgh is on foot


...however if you’re travelling further afield, 5 Melville Crescent is well served by a number of bus routes, the tram service - which runs from York Place to Edinburgh Airport - and the city’s other major transport hubs. Edinburgh’s central bus station is on St Andrew’s Square located close to Waverley train station, both are just a 20 minute walk away. Haymarket train station is a short 5-10 minute walk and also provides one of several well serviced local taxi ranks.

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