Edinburgh airport

Scotland, United Kingdom

September 2017

Scotland is our road-trip destination this year. Flying Turkish Airlines form Kuala Lumpur takes 10 hours & 40 minutes to reach Istanbul with a transit time of 2 hours and 5 minutes before proceeding to Edinburgh for a further 4 hours 25 minutes of flying. It was a misty morning when we landed at Edinburgh airport at 9:45 a.m. In Scotland, our road-trip will cover Glasgow, the highlands, Isle of Skye and ending our road trip in Edinburgh.

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Baggage drop at KLIA.

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Waiting for our bags at the carousel, Edinburgh airport.

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As the sign says.

First thing after arrival was to get our rented car. All car rental companies are situated in a dedicated building about 5 minutes walk from the terminal where you’ll walk under a covered walkway. Once rental documentation finalised, we were handed a 5 door Hyundai i20. Quite a nimble right hand drive, manual car. No problem driving as in our country, vehicles are also right hand driven. As my own car is also in manual drive, we just need to set our ‘HERE We Go’ offline map & GPS apps and we are set to roll.

NOTE: Malaysian driving license is valid in UK. You do not need an international driving license. If you have the new license with English translation, you do not require to obtain an official translation from JPJ.

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Way to the car rental centre.

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You’ll only see this after the ‘Airlink 100’ bus pick-up point. It’s located between the terminal exit & the car rental centre. The tram stop is close by to this location, just a little further down.

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Side entrance to the terminal.

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Approaching the car rental centre building.

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The ATC tower as seen from the car rental centre.

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The Hyundai i20

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Paperwork for car rental completed.

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A hefty price to pay.

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Starting odometer – 2328.

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Off we go.

If you require to get into Edinburgh by public transport, you could either take the ‘Airlink 100’ bus which waits just after the airport exit to your left or the tram situated further down between the exit & the car rental centre. The ‘Airlink 100’ bus would cost you £4.50 whilst the tram £5.50

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The ‘Airlink 100’ bus to Edinburgh town, located to the left of the terminal exit.

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Other buses stop to the right of the terminal exit.

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The tram stop before the rental car centre.

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An empty tram waiting for passengers.

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