- Dropping 7 bikes off for a flight at Edinburgh Airport in a box van – advice ple
We have an early b flight on Sunday morning at 0655hrs. I understand we need to be there near the front as check-in opens at 0455hrs.
I’m fetching the bikes up in a van and then parking up before the flight.
When i read the website it looks like i tell everyone to get to the long stay car park for 0415hrs, they get their bikes from the van and then get to the airport on the frequent shuttle bus.
I then go and park the car park nearby car park i bookef and shuttle me and the bike to the airport. I’m parked at <span style=”font-size: 0.8rem;”>NCP airport parking at Eastfield Road, Edinburgh, EH28 8LS.</span>
Does anyone know a slicker way?Posted 4 months agopolyMember
Getting to the longstay 45 mins before checkin open s seems crazy to me. Getting 7 bikes on some of the busses will also be a headache. My options would be:
1. Prebooking the multi-storey in advance is often only marginally more expensive than the offsite ones and way more convenient. OR
2. Drive to short stay, unload bikes and checkin yourself, then retrieve van (if you can do it quickly it’s £3, otherwise £7 iirc) and go park it and get bus back you have ages so will be fine. OR
3. Drive to the drop off, pay your pound and dump all people and bikes then go drop van at the off site and get bus to meet friends at checkin.
£7 between 7 is so trivial it’s not worth the hassle of arriving 40 minutes too early and needing to gets a bus.Posted 4 months agocarlosMember
Did something similar a few weeks back from Liverpool. We decided to park the T5 (just a posh van really) in long stay car park just opposite the terminal and walk over with them. Think it was about £80, which split several ways works out quite cheap. Convenient when you get back to as no faffing waiting for buses and shuttling about
In your case, maybe spilt the parking between whoever’s bike was transported in the van.
CarlosPosted 4 months agohelsMember
Last time I was at Edinburgh Airport they had changed all the access points and directions to the parking, yet again, and confuserated the signage – I submit intentionally. They do this from time to time, each time making it more difficult to access the not that cheap any more £5 for 17 seconds drop off area.
There were lots of folk shouting into the machines, as they had been through the wrong gate and wanted to come back out, but were being told to park, find a machine, pay the ticket then find the parking section they really wanted.
Good luck !Posted 4 months agotomcrow99Subscriber
Tricky, the van def wont go into the drop off area either.
Your plan seem the best but is dependant on the shuttle busses taking the bikes, can you ring and check before hand? You could alway ring one of the taxi companys and see if you could get the bikes shuttled to the drop off in a couple of black cabs.
Also, there was a fairly major incident yesterday at Edinburgh where a shuttle bus crashed into a tram and de-railed it! Should all be clear be Sunday but something to beaware of potentially.Posted 4 months ago
£3 if you go to number 3 on this map apparentlyPosted 4 months ago
What i actually did in the end.
Choose the terminal map (top one)
We drove into
“Terminal surface car park”
Met everyone at top right corner next to “pick up” area. They had free trolleys. unloaded bikes.
I paid £3. And parked at the offsite ncp car park for £37 for a week.
It was good.
On the way back there were only 5 bikes conning back, so we just put them on the courtesy bus to the ncp car park, 50m from where we dropped off.
I’m impressed with Edinburgh Airport.Posted 3 months ago
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