Edinburgh Travel Guide

Guide to travelling with Edinburgh's public transport

Updated September 2011

Edinburgh has excellent coach and train links to the rest of Scotland and England while the city itself is compact and easy to get around.

Instant fares for cheap flights to Edinburgh.

Thanks to the city's layout, travelling by car in Edinburgh is unnecessary. The City Centre is great for walking while the bus transport infrastructure will take you anywhere in the city. The buses are comfortable and very frequent.

Taxis in Edinburgh are quite expensive, especially on public holidays like Christmas and Hogmanay. The cost of bus travel in Edinburgh is very good value and so is that of coach travel to other places in Scotland.

Travelling by train to and from Edinburgh can be more expensive. but mainly because of the large variety of fares available which can make choosing the cheapest ticket confusing.

The train and bus stations are located right in the heart of Edinburgh. It's a matter of stepping out and jumping on the bus to go to your accommodation. The express airport shuttle also drops you off in the City Centre, right next to the train station.

See the articles below for guidance on Edinburgh travel:

All Edinburgh travel articles:

  • Bus travel Information on public bus companies in Edinburgh, tickets, using public transport and walking for taking tours.
  • Coach travel Coach companies, fares, day routes you can take from Edinburgh, getting by coach to and from London, description of St. Andrew's bus station.
  • Train travel General rail information, buying tickets, train routes to England and rest of Scotland and information on Edinburgh's Waverley train station.

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