Getting around Edinburgh
The best way to visit Edinburgh is by walking. The majority of the city’s top attractions are concentrated in the city centre and if you’re staying in or near the Royal Mile, it’s most likely that you won’t need to take more than two or three buses during your stay in Edinburgh.
Places of interest that might be best to get to by public transport are the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Royal Botanic Garden, Portobello Beach or Edinburgh Zoo.
Public transport in Edinburgh
- There are two main public bus companies in Edinburgh, but the largest one is called Lothian. Buses run 24 hours a day with very frequent services. Find out about the fares, timetables and companies.
- Edinburgh’s black cabs are large, elegant and very comfortable. Click here for more information on the taxi rates, taxi phone numbers and other useful information.
- Edinburgh trams was inaugurated in 2014. However, it is not the first time that Edinburgh had this transport system, before 1956 trams were the most common way of getting around the city. The new tram line has 15 stops and runs between York Place and Edinburgh Airport. Find out about the tickets, timetables and its stops.