Scottish Citylink has launched what is claimed to be the first dedicated coach service to operate between Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow city centre.
The new Citylinkair service provides a direct, non-stop service between Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station and Edinburgh Airport, with a journey time of around an hour.
Delivering a regular direct service, the new coach link operates from morning until night, allowing passengers to catch the first service which leaves Glasgow at 0400hrs, and arrive in time for the earliest flight departure from Edinburgh Airport. The last service leaves the airport at 2230hrs.
The journey is expected to take no more than one hour each way, with services operating every 30 minutes during peak times. The new link offers the quickest method of public transport to get from Edinburgh Airport into the heart of Glasgow.
The Citylinkair fleet is made up of five brand new Irizar i6-bodied Scania K360s. The coaches seat 59 people or 55 plus a wheelchair and have ample space for passengers’ full designated luggage allowance.
Elizabeth Esnouf, Managing Director for Stagecoach Coaches and Special Activities said: “Following valuable feedback from customers we decided to introduce this new route to help passengers save time and money when travelling to and from Edinburgh airport. They can sit back and relax without worrying about the hassle of driving or the cost of car parking. As this is the only service of its kind, we recommend that passengers book early so they can get the best possible deal and be certain to get a seat.”
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “It’s fantastic news that we can now offer our passengers more choice on how they can travel to and from the terminal.
“We look forward to welcoming more of our friends from west coast to Edinburgh Airport – which we say is where Scotland meets the world.”