Edinburgh Bus Travel
Travelling around edinburgh by public buses
Updated September 2011
The bus travel infrastructure in Edinburgh is one of the best in the United Kingdom. Virtually every area of the city is serviced and you can travel as far out as 10 miles outside Edinburgh's boundaries with a single day ticket.
If you intend to travel by public transport during your holiday in Edinburgh you will find that going by bus is a real joy and hassle free experience. There are two bus operators in Edinburgh that you can travel with, each useful in different ways: Lothian Buses - Red with white buses and First Edinburgh - Purple with white buses.
Lothian Buses are for travelling in Edinburgh itself and to a few places beyond the city boundaries, First Edinburgh, however, are the bus operator of choice when you want to travel to places around Edinburgh and to areas further away such as Stirling.
The complementarity of these two bus operators ensures travelers excellent access to virtually anywhere in Edinburgh and the surrounding area.
On the whole, public transport in and around Edinburgh is comfortable, safe and covers most of the places of interest for tourists. They are very frequent and generally inexpensive. Drivers are helpful and friendly and the view from the double deckers is second to none.
See the articles below for more information on travelling by bus around Edinburgh.