With daily flights from Melbourne to Edinburgh with Qatar Airways, enjoy the delights of luxury travel in comfort and style and arrive in the historic Scottish capital refreshed and ready to explore its delights. Our award-winning service and attentive cabin crew will ensure that your flight is a thoroughly enjoyable one from start to finish.
Scotland’s historic capital is dominated by its huge, brooding fortress, and the city is packed with monuments to its famous sons and daughters such as Sir Walter Scott. It’s also home to great museums and world-class art galleries. Modern Edinburgh is a shopper’s paradise, where you can find everything from souvenirs to top labels, and there are plenty of fine dining opportunities too when you visit with Qatar Airways.
This award-winning airport is one of the most popular in Australia, taking business and leisure travellers to destinations all over the globe. Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne take you to our hub in Doha, and the sheer comfort and luxury of Melbourne Airport means that your journey is a pleasure from the very start.
Aboriginal art decorates the airport terminals, while modern shopping options provide you with those last-minute gifts and souvenirs.
Transportation and parking
Short-term parking is available close to the main terminal, while longer-term options are also available. Business parking is just a few metres from the main building, and pick-up and drop-off points are located outside the main entrances.
A bus service runs from the long-term parking area to the main terminal. The Skybus to, and from, the airport runs from the city centre every 15 minutes, while other bus services run throughout the day. Taxis are plentiful, and a pre-book limousine service and car rental are also on offer.
Arriving in Melbourne
Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne depart from Terminal 2, which handles all outbound international flights. An expansion scheme was completed in 2012, providing greater space for retail outlets and passenger lounges.
Because Qatar Airways uses the new A380 Airbus, most departures will be from Gate 9 and11.
Facilities and amenities
The Air Lounge in Terminal 2 offers passengers a relaxing location to grab a quick bite before boarding their Qatar Airways flight from Melbourne.
A number of Australian produce outlets are also located in Terminal 2, as well as luxury accessories retailers and shops selling everything from surfing paraphernalia to perfumes and watches. There is also a large number of food options, from small cafés to excellent restaurants serving international cuisine.
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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