Travel

Getting to Edinburgh

Flights

Edinburgh airport http://www.edinburghairport.com/

Search for flight connections by route map at http://www.edinburghairport.com/flights/route-map

Transport to city centre:

Taxi: about £20.00

Lothian Buses airport bus: £3.50 single and £6.00 open return
passing Haymarket station and terminating at Waverley station

Other airports include Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness, Newcastle, Prestwick.
Please check transport options to Edinburgh carefully, particularly for early morning and late evening flights.

Trains

Waverley station is Edinburgh’s main train station, right in the city centre. Haymarket station is close to the city centre.

There are various train operators in the UK. They sell train tickets for the entire UK train network, not only for their own services. Prices may vary between operators. You can also buy tickets online from third parties, including www.thetrainline.com

Advanced tickets can be substantially cheaper than regular tickets. For a return journey, two single tickets can be cheaper than a return ticket. First class tickets can, occasionally, be cheaper than second class tickets. For Scotrail, day return tickets are substantially cheaper than single tickets.

Scotrail www.scotrail.co.uk
train services in Scotland and overnight services to London (St. Pancras station) / use Glasgow Queen Street station for fastest services to Edinburgh

East Coast www.eastcoast.co.uk
fastest direct train services to London (Kings Cross station)

Long-distance buses

Edinburgh bus station is at St. Andrew Square, right in the city centre and close to Waverley station. The station is served by Citylink, First Bus, Lothian Buses, Megabus, National Express, Stagecoach.

Getting around in Edinburgh

Walking around

You can relatively easily explore Edinburgh on foot. You can reach the EBX venues on foot from the coach and bus station and city centre hotels, except for Columcille Centre, which is about 30 minute walk from Waverley Station.

Local buses

Lothian Buses www.lothianbuses.com
is Edinburgh’s main local bus operator

Fares: single £1.50, day ticket £3.50, evening and night ticket £3.50, night ticket £3.00 payment on the bus in cash (exact fares only, no change given) or digitally by mobile phone app

www.lothianbuses.com/timetables-tickets-maps/fares-and-tickets/mobile-apps-ticketing

Other bus operators include Edinburgh Coach Lines, First, Stagecoach

Taxis

Edinburgh is well served by black taxis, carrying 5 or more passengers. A yellow lit sign on the taxi’s roof indicates that is free and can be flagged down. Near taxi ranks, passengers can only board at the rank. Expect delays of up to 30 minutes after midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Some taxis accept card payment against a fee. Two larger operators of black taxis are:

Central Taxis      0131 229 2468        www.taxis-edinburgh.co.uk
City Cabs            0131 228 1211        www.citycabs.co.uk

There are also private hire cars. They must be pre-booked and cannot be flagged down on the road.