How to get to Edinburgh
There are a few different ways if you’re flying into Edinburgh and not hiring a car at the airport.
Buses: Take the Airlink 100 Express Bus from the airport to the city centre. Being an express route, the bus stops only at Princes Street and Haymarket before terminating at Waverly Bridge. The journey to the city centre takes 25 minutes. The fares are £4.50 single/£7.50 open return for adults and £2 single/£3 open return for children between the ages of 5 and 15. Alternatively, take the Skylink 200 if you’re travelling to North Edinburgh or the Skylink 300 if you’re travelling to West Edinburgh.
Trams: Take a tram from the airport to the city centre. The tram stops along Princes Street before terminating at York Place. The fares are £6.50 for an adult’s single ticket, £3.30 for a child’s single ticket, £9 for an adult’s return ticket, and £4.80 for a child’s return ticket.
Taxis: Take a taxi from the airport to the city centre. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes, and the fare is around £20.
Getting around Edinburgh
Getting around Edinburgh is a pleasure, thanks to the city’s efficient and well-connected transport links, as well as other options.
Bikes: Cycling around Edinburgh can be an exhilarating experience in summer, and thanks to several companies that hire out bicycles, it’s an easy and affordable option. Be aware that the city is quite hilly, so cycling might need a few pitstops along the way.
Buses: Buses run 24 hours a day in Edinburgh. Lothian is the city’s dominant operator, and it has a large fleet of buses on routes that cover the entire city. First is another important operator, although it has fewer buses, and its routes tend to focus on the city’s outskirts.
Taxis: Black cabs and other taxis operate through the city centre. You can find taxis at one of the city’s many ranks or you can flag one down in the street.
Trains: The city’s two main stations are Edinburgh Waverly Train Station and Haymarket Train Stations. Trains are a good option if you’re looking at taking a day trip out of the city.
Trams: Travelling by tram is a good option if you want to reach the newer parts of the city. The tram route connects York Place and the airport, and it has 15 stops along the way.
Walking: Almost all of Edinburgh’s top attractions and sights are in the city centre, which is incredibly walkable. Travelling on foot is one of the best ways to not only see but also to experience the city.
Where to stay in Edinburgh
Located in an Old Town Victorian Heritage building just off the Royal Mile and a mere stone’s throw from the Castle, Fraser Suites Edinburgh combines old world charm with contemporary interiors and modern conveniences. Whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple, or as a family, you’ll find something for everyone at our hotel.