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.

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

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) [book]
  • 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. You can book the Plaza Premium Edinburgh Lounge (with up to 38% 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 £38, 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).

You can book the Aspire Lounge Edinburgh (Gate 16) here

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 0600-1900.

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

Edinburgh Airport Lounges with Priority Pass/DragonPass/Diner’s Club: Aspire Lounge Gate 4, Aspire Lounge Gate 16, Plaza Premium Lounge.

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There are no American Express lounges at Edinburgh Airport. Amex Platinum/Centurion card holders can get direct access to the Plaza Premium Lounge; or access to both the Aspire Lounges via the Priority Pass program.

Star Alliance Gold members at Edinburgh will get access to the Aspire Lounge Gate 4 (if flying Aegean Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Turkish Airlines).

Here is an official map of Edinburgh airport terminal which has the lounges marked.

Note there are no shower facilities at Edinburgh airport. 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.

  • First published 6 December 2023.
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