Edinburgh prices

Although the cost of staying in Edinburgh and eating out is relatively expensive, it balances out because most museums and the best places to visit in Edinburgh are free.

These are some examples of prices in Edinburgh:

Food and drink

  • A medium sized takeout pizza: 8£ (US$9.9).
  • A pint: 4£ (US$5)
  • Restaurant dinner for two: 40£ (US$49.5)

Public transport

  • Lothian bus single-journey: 1,70£ (US$2.1) (Child 0,80£ (US$1))
  • 24-hour travel card: 4£ (US$5)
  • Airlink single journey to the airport: 4,50£ (US$5.6)
  • Taxi from the airport to the centre: Between  - 25£ (US$30.9) and 35£ (US$43.3) 

Tourist attractions

  • Admission ticket to the top museums: most are free
  • One-day excursions to nearby places of interest: 50£ (US$61.9).


  • Mid-range centrally located hotels: from 50£ (US$61.9) per night