Visitors to Scotland’s capital are served with two major railway stations, an airport providing UK and international flights to Edinburgh and an extensive road network.
Flights to Edinburgh
Edinburgh Airport lies 8km to the west of Edinburgh and is the third biggest city in the UK in terms of airport passenger numbers. Visitors can get to and from the airport by bus, car, tram and taxi. Subject to the time of day, the average journey time can take approximately 25 minutes.
Trains to Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s two major railway stations, Waverley and Haymarket, operate regular services to other parts of Scotland and the UK on a frequent basis.
Virgin Trains East Coast provide links from Edinburgh to London, Newcastle, York, Leeds and Aberdeen. Rail travellers can travel to London in approximately five hours.
ScotRail’s Caledonian Sleeper is a popular overnight service operating between Edinburgh and London (Euston) every night. Scotrail operates a full schedule of trains throughout Scotland and the UK.
An extensive road network links Edinburgh to the rest of Scotland and UK making access to the capital easy by car.
Getting Around Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a compact city which makes exploring really easy. You can get around on foot, following signposted footpaths, or hire a bike and follow cycle routes. The local bus network is second to none, and the tram service conveniently connects the city centre with Edinburgh Airport. There are several parks & ride services located around the town, and a taxi is always within your reach.