Edinburgh Airport set for £20 million taxi development

A new taxi terminal with a dedicated access road is being planned to ease traffic congestion at Edinburgh Airport.

The first phase of a £20 million project will deliver a new East Terminus next May 2020 which will house the airport’s licensed taxi operation (black cabs and private hire vehicles) for both pick-up and drop-off.


The current rank will move from the ground floor of the multi-storey car park and to the east side of the airport, adjacent to the tram stop. Taxis will be able to access the facility by using the road over the old runway, reducing congestion on Eastfield Road at peak times.

The East Terminus will also provide a covered walkways for passenger, a new passenger bridge and new waiting area an a self-service kiosk for booking private taxis. The second phase of the project will deliver a new access road to further ease congestion on Eastfield Road and will see the entire drop-off facility move to the new facility.


Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “As well as making it easier for licensed taxis to drop off and pick up passengers, this multi-million pound project will also see the construction of a new access road, helping to ease the congestion we currently see on Eastfield Road at peak times.

“By investing in our infrastructure, we’ll be able to deliver better access for public transport and increase those travel options for passengers, directly improving their journey.”


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