Travel to and around Edinburgh & The Lothians

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Brightly dressed performers take part in the Edinburgh Festival Carnival on the city's Princes Street © Kenny Lam
Edinburgh Festivals Guide ››

Download our FREE Edinburgh Festivals Survival Guide for all the hints, tips and highlights you need this July and August.

As Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh has plenty of options for visitors travelling to the city and the Lothians, allowing you to arrive quickly and ready to enjoy the many attractions and activities.

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    Edinburgh taxis
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    The Forth Rail Bridge
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A local bus no 37 travelling along Princes Street, Edinburgh city centre

Getting around

Getting around Edinburgh is easy as it's a compact city that's easy to explore on foot, by bike or using the excellent local bus network that covers the majority of the city. Good train and bus services also allow you to explore the wider Lothian region.

A plane lands at Edinburgh Airport

Getting here

An extensive network of road, rail and flight links makes travel to Edinburgh & The Lothians from London and the rest of the UK, Continental Europe, North America, Canada and the Middle East quick and convenient.

A panorama of Edinburgh city centre looking west along Princes Street

Coach access and parking

Find information on coach access and parking in Edinburgh