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From the moment you check-in on flights from Sydney to Edinburgh with Qatar Airways, you are ensured of a world-class level of service and comfort during your journey to Scotland’s capital. Choose from a selection of award-winning services throughout the flight, and dine on delicious food created by master chefs. There’s plenty of personal space for relaxation too, with spacious seats designed for your comfort. Our aircraft incorporates all the latest innovations in design to bring you an unparalleled experience in air travel.
Edinburgh spans the medieval Old Town, dominated by its imposing fortress, and the Georgian ‘New Town’ with its neoclassical buildings and elegant gardens. The city is packed with historic and cultural attractions of every kind, and there’s even an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park called Arthur’s Seat. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is home to priceless masterpieces, and fans of the Da Vinci Code may like to visit the historically significant Rosslyn Chapel, which features in the bestseller.
Australia’s best-known city is not actually its capital, but the harbour-side metropolis of Sydney.
This location is full of iconic buildings and landmarks, and is served by one of the largest airports in the country, Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport. Just 8km from the city centre, it is also the oldest international airport in the world, and passengers flying from Sydney with Qatar Airways will find it to be a friendly, relaxed yet extremely efficient departure point. Staff are polite and helpful, and the facilities at this extensive airport are excellent.
Transportation and parking
Its close proximity to the centre of Sydney means that there is plenty of transport available to and from the heart of the city to the airport itself. The Airport Link rail service connects the three terminals to Sydney Central Station and takes just under half an hour. Terminal 1 has its own railway station, while Terminals 2 and 3 share a station.
Sydney buses run to and from the terminals and take around 40-45 minutes, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions. Taxis are plentiful, and the journey time from the centre to the airport is around 30 minutes. Parking at the airport is plentiful, and there are four car parks to choose from.
The International Car Park is located opposite Terminal 1 and provides short and long-term stays. Other car parks are designed for domestic and short-term visitors. Valet parking is available.
Arriving in Sydney
Passengers flying from Sydney with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 1. The terminal is particularly large, so ensure that you check the departure boards on arrival for your gate number. Recently, security at Sydney Airport has been tightened, so allow extra time to check in and to clear customs and security checks.
Facilities and amenities
Communications facilities are excellent, with free Wi-Fi available throughout Terminals 1 and 2. Internet kiosks are also located both pre and post-security, and mobile telephone hire is available from several vendors in the arrivals area of Terminal 1. There are more than 150 shops and retail outlets at the airport, with a huge selection of luxury and designer goods, tourist souvenirs and Duty Free.
The food court offers a broad choice of both on-the-go fast food and more formal dining options, with plenty of beverages and snack vendors to sample too.
Flights to Edinburgh with Qatar Airways take you to Scotland’s capital so that you can experience its history, pageantry and cultural diversity for yourself. Home to the world-renowned Edinburgh Arts Festival as well as its imposing castle, Edinburgh is a historically significant city.
The Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline, but beneath its granite walls you’ll find museums, exhibitions and little alleyways to explore.
The Abbey and Palace of Holyroodhouse displays a beautiful collection of art, while the Royal Botanic Garden is a tranquil place to spend an afternoon. Fly to Edinburgh with Qatar Airways and discover the best of Scotland.
Edinburgh Castle should definitely be at the top of your list of places to visit – listen out for the daily noonday gun that sounds off.
Don’t miss the Grassmarket area of the Old Town, which has numerous quaint little cafés, restaurants and shops.
You can get an unusual panoramic view of the city from the Camera Obscura on Castle Hill in the Old Town. This focuses light into a dark room and gives a 360-degree view of the city outside.
Edinburgh has some great concert and theatre venues as well. The Edinburgh Playhouse and Festival Theatre are two of the best to visit, while the Bedlam Theatre specialises in small, atmospheric productions.
Try and pack in a visit to Arthur’s Seat too, an extinct volcano just east of the city.
Flights to Edinburgh with Qatar Airways land at Edinburgh International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Edinburgh please check the visa and passport requirements.
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