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Bus Transfer: Edinburgh Airport to/from Edinburgh City Center by Bright Bus

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Hop on a wallet-friendly transfer between Edinburgh Airport and the City Center, and reach in 35 minutes with convenient pick-up points along the route.

Highlights

  • Just landed at Edinburgh Airport? Hop on an affordable bus transfer and zoom to the City Center in just 35 minutes. Fast, easy, and oh-so-convenient!

  • No more splurging on taxis! Hop on a shared airport shuttle for budget-friendly transfers that won’t break your bank.

  • Pre-book an airport transfer, hop on the shuttle with your online ticket, and skip the ticket booth wait. The cheerful staff will be ready to help you onboard!

  • With buses running all day, every 15-30 minutes and fewer pit stops along the route, you’ll wait less and get to your destination faster.

  • From the City Center, catch buses or taxis for your trip onward and explore unmissable sites nearby like Edinburgh Castle and the bustling Royal Mile.

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Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Quick and pocket-friendly airport ride

Chasing down taxis is probably the last thing you want to do after a long flight. Skip the stress with affordable transfers between Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh City Center (Waterloo Place). Simply pre-book your ticket online and enjoy a smooth, air-conditioned shuttle ride. Running every 15-30 minutes, these shuttles ensure timely and comfortable transport with stops placed at convenient locations. Within 35 minutes, you'll find yourself in the heart of Edinburgh, ready to start your adventure!

Getting around and must-see spots near Waterloo Place

Right near Edinburgh City Center, you've got a bunch of ways to get around and see the sights. Hop on the efficient trams or catch a bus from nearby stops to explore the city's sights. Taxis and ride-sharing services are readily available for quick journeys, while bike rentals offer an eco-friendly way to roam. Many top attractions are within walking distance, including the iconic Edinburgh Castle, the bustling street of Royal Mile, picturesque Princes Street Gardens, the majestic Scott Monument, and the National Museum of Scotland. With so much to see and do just moments away, your Edinburgh adventure awaits right outside Waterloo Place.

Schedule

From Edinburgh Airport

  • First bus: 3am

  • Last bus: 12am

  • Frequency: 15-30 minutes

  • Duration: 30-35 minutes

  • Key stops: Edinburgh Zoo, Murrayfield Stadium, Haymarket Station, Shandwick Place, Princes Street, Waverley Station, Waterloo Place

From Edinburgh City Center (Waterloo Place)

  • First bus: 3:30am

  • Last bus: 12am

  • Frequency: 15-30 minutes

  • Duration: 30-35 minutes

  • Key stops: Edinburgh Zoo, Murrayfield Stadium, Haymarket Station, Shandwick Place, Princes Street, Waverley Station, Waterloo Place

Accessibility

  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.

  • Well-behaved pets and guide dogs are welcome onboard.

Additional information

  • Children under the age of 16 years should be accompanied by an adult.

  • Children under the age of 5 years can travel free of charge.

  • From June 30, 2024, the city center start point will be relocated to Waverley Bridge, temporarily discontinuing stops at Waterloo Place and Waverley Steps, with departure times remaining unchanged.

  • Tickets remain valid for up to 24 hours from the date of use.

  • Your tickets will be emailed to you instantly.

  • These e-tickets can simply be downloaded on your phone as a PDF.

  • Skip the queues at the ticket machine and breeze straight through the gates by scanning your ticket on your phone.

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