Airport Lounges

Edinburgh Airport Lounges: The Complete Guide (4 Lounges)

This Edinburgh airport lounges guide reviews every single lounge available to passengers at the airport – from airline and alliance lounges to independent paid-for entry lounges.

Edinburgh International Airport (IATA code: EDI, ICAO: EGPH) has a single terminal. It is the sixth busiest airport in the UK. It is located some 9 km (5 miles) west of Edinburgh’s city centre.

There are currently 4 airport lounges at Edinburgh.

We’ll explain the access rules for each Edinburgh lounge and give the lounge opening times/prices. We will also provide an overview of what you get in terms of lounge facilities.

We mark the Edinburgh lounges listed by airline alliance and whether entry is possible by payment or via the Priority Pass or DragonPass programs.

Edinburgh Airport Lounges

There are 4 lounges at Edinburgh:

  • Plaza Premium Edinburgh [Book]
  • Aspire Lounge Edinburgh (Gate 16)
  • Aspire Lounge Edinburgh (Gate 4)
  • British Airways Lounge Edinburgh

Plaza Premium Lounge Edinburgh

[PAID][PRIORITY PASS][DRAGONPASS][AMEX PLATINUM] – This lounge opened in 2022 and is operated by Plaza Premium Group. It is reasonably spacious in size at 760m² and has capacity for 165 guests. The space was previously the No1 Lounge.

plaza premium lounge edinburgh
Plaza Premium Lounge Edinburgh

The lounge includes a dining area with complimentary food/drink (some premium drinks are charged extra), a Signature art-deco Edinburgh Gin Bar, comfortable seats, large windows offering great views and providing lots of natural light, a very good interactive children’s play zone, work area and free WiFi. There are no shower facilities.

The lounge is adorned in Scottish accents including tartan fabrics and works from local artists.

Access is granted (subject to availability) to Priority Pass and DragonPass members, American Express Platinum card holders and paying customers (from £44 for 2 hours).

The Plaza Premium Edinburgh lounge is located past security on Level 2 – to access from Level 1, use the staircase or lift near Gate 16.

Open daily 0400-2130. Book a 3 hour or 6 hour stay with discount here

Aspire Lounge Edinburgh (Gate 16)

[PAID][PRIORITY PASS][DRAGONPASS] – This Aspire-branded lounge at Edinburgh is one of 2 run by Swissport. It opened in 2019 and seats 130 guests.

aspire lounge edinburgh gate 16
Aspire Lounge Edinburgh Gate 16

It offers bar and buffet area, comfy seating including family and work booths, quiet zone, large windows with apron/runway views, free WiFi and use of the Pressreader app. There are no shower facilities.

Aspire Lounge Edinburgh Gate 16 - entrance
Aspire Lounge Edinburgh Gate 16 – entrance

Paid entrance for a 3-hour stay is available from £39.99, free access is given to Priority Pass and DragonPass holders, subject to capacity.

The Aspire Edinburgh lounge is located near Gate 16.

Open daily 0430-2000 (Sun-Fri) and 0430-1900 (Sat).

Aspire Lounge Edinburgh (Gate 4)

[PAID][PRIORITY PASS][DRAGONPASS] – This Aspire lounge first opened in 2014 and is one of 2 lounges at Edinburgh run by Swissport.

aspire lounge edinburgh gate 4
Aspire Lounge Edinburgh Gate 4 – entrance

This compact L-shaped lounge offers bar and buffet area, an array of comfy seating including booths, some windows with exterior car-park views, free WiFi and use of the Pressreader app. There are no shower facilities.

The lounge is perhaps a bit dated compared to the Plaza Premium and Aspire Gate 16.

Paid entrance for a 3-hour stay is available from £38, free access is given to Priority Pass and DragonPass holders, subject to capacity.

The Aspire lounge is located past security near Gate 4, next to the British Airways lounge.

Open daily 0430-2000 (April to October) and 0600-1900 (November to March).

British Airways Lounge Edinburgh

[ONEWORLD] – This spacious triangular-shaped lounge is 730m² and has around 200 seats. It originally opened in 2014 but underwent a major refurbishment in late 2023.

british airways lounge edinburgh
British Airways Lounge Edinburgh

It includes a buffet area and self-service drinks station, comfortable seating, some long communal tables, business area and free WiFi. There are windows with exterior car-park views.

Note, there are no shower facilities.

It is open to Club Europe (business class) and connecting Club World (business class) and First passengers. Access is also possible to BA Premier, BA Executive Club Gold/Silver card holders and Oneworld Emerald/Sapphire members flying BA or Oneworld. Those with elite status can bring one guest.

The BA lounge is located past security near Gate 4, next to the British Airways lounge.

Open daily 0500-2030.

Edinburgh Airport Lounges Summary

Edinburgh Airport Lounges By Numbers:
4 Edinburgh airport lounges
3 independent (non-airline) lounges
3 Priority Pass lounges
3 DragonPass lounges
1 airline lounge
0 arrivals lounge

What are the Priority Pass Lounges at Edinburgh airport?

The 3 lounges which offer access to Priority Pass holders are: Plaza Premium Lounge, Aspire Lounge Gate 16 and Aspire Lounge Gate 4. Access is subject to availability.

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What are the DragonPass Lounges at Edinburgh airport?

The same 3 lounges also offer access to DragonPass holders: Plaza Premium Lounge, Aspire Lounge Gate 16 and Aspire Lounge Gate 4.

Is there an American Express Lounge at Edinburgh airport?

There are no American Express lounges at Edinburgh Airport.

American Express Platinum and Centurion card holders can get direct access to the Plaza Premium Lounge Edinburgh by simply showing their card. Platinum cardholders can also access the two Aspire lounges at Edibnburgh via the Priority Pass program – subject to capacity.

Is there a Star Alliance Lounge at Edinburgh airport?

There is no dedicated Star Alliance-branded lounge at Edinburgh. Star Alliance Gold members and business class passengers at Edinburgh will get access to the Aspire Lounge Gate 4 – if flying Aegean Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa or Turkish Airlines.

Is there a Skyteam Lounge at Edinburgh airport?

There is no dedicated Skyteam-branded lounge at Edinburgh. Skyteam Elite Plus members and business class passengers at Edinburgh will get access to the Aspire Lounge Gate 16 – if flying Air France, KLM or Delta.

What is the best lounge at Edinburgh airport?

There’s not much to separate the Plaza Premium (opened 2022), Aspire Gate 16 (opened 2019) and the BA lounge (refurbished 2023). Perhaps the Aspire Gate 4 (opened 2014) could do with a refresh.

The best airport views are from the Plaza Premium and Aspire gate 16.

Is there a map showing lounges at Edinburgh Airport?

The official map here of Edinburgh airport terminal has the lounges marked.

Are there any shower facilities at Edinburgh Airport?

No, there are no shower facilities at Edinburgh airport or in any of its lounges. You can find showers at the nearby Doubletree Hilton hotel.

Other UK airport lounge guides: London Heathrow lounges, London Gatwick airport lounges and Manchester airport lounges.

For more on lounge access in general please see How To Get Airport Lounge Access – The Ultimate Guide

  • First published December 2023, last updated 27 May 2024.
  • Links at AirTravelGenius.com may pay an affiliate commission. Lounge opening times can change, always check with the operator.
  • Sources: Star Alliance, Skyteam, Oneworld, Edinburgh Airport, Executive Lounges (Swissport), Plaza Premium

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