Getting to Edinburgh for Christmas and Hogmanay

Cheap tickets for flights, trains and buses to Edinburgh in December

Updated September 2011

With Christmas and New Year's fast approaching, you need to move quickly to book your journey to Edinburgh in December. Cheap flights, coach and train tickets to Edinburgh for Christmas and Hogmanay are quickly running out so make your travel arrangements now or you may find yourself paying through the nose if you leave it to the last minute.

The holiday season is a busy one in Edinburgh with Christmas celebrations kicking off on Thursday, November 26th. Whether you're going to Edinburgh to enjoy Christmas Day, the Hogmanay Street Party or a bit of festive shopping in the city's Christmas Markets here's what you need to know:

  • St Andrew's Bus Station, Waverley Train Station and Waverley Bridge (drop-off point for the airport shuttle bus) are all located in the City Centre, a stone's throw from the Winter Wonderland and the Christmas Markets in Princes Street Gardens.
  • There are many good 3 and 4 star hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation in the city centre, many located within walking distance from the bus and train station. I've compiled a short list of recommended hotels offering 3-night Christmas breaks starting December 24th.

Edinburgh New Year and Christmas Flights

Check low-cost airline flights to Edinburgh for Christmas and New Year departing from any airport in the UK including Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted.

Edinburgh New Year And Christmas Train Tickets

Check the Best Fare Finder to find cheap rail tickets to Edinburgh from any UK city including London, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and many others.

Edinburgh New Year and Christmas Coach Tickets

Check the Eurolines coach times.

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Also see:

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - Information on Edinburgh's most popular summer event, part of the Capital's International festival taking place each August.
  • Edinburgh Hogmanay - Guide to the biggest New Year celebrations in Britain and continental Europe with four days of events.
  • Accommodation in Edinburgh - Tourist information on quality accommodation schemes, hotels and how to choose accommodation in Edinburgh.
  • Hotels in Edinburgh - Visitor information on choosing hotel accommodation in Edinburgh.

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