How to catch a bus in Edinburgh

Now, I might be biased, but I think that Edinburgh has one of the best public transport systems in the world. I’ve got a driving licence, but after living in Edinburgh for nearly 8 years, I’ve never felt the need to get a car. With the Edinburgh bus system, you can get where you need to be fairly quickly and at relatively low cost.

However, I can understand that the system might be intimidating to newcomers or visitors, so I’ll try and give you the lowdown on what you need to know to bus around the city with ease!

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Waverley Station

Waverley Station is the main train hub of Edinburgh. Every day, thousands of passengers including commuters, tourists, shoppers and day-trippers come through this nerve centre.

Waverley literally connects Edinburgh to the rest of Scotland and beyond. Regular trains run to Glasgow every 15 minutes, and you can get over the water to Fife every 10 minutes or so. East Coast, CrossCountry and Virgin also run regular services to destinations down south such as London, York and even as far as Penzance.

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Noodle N Ice

Ever since Noodle N Ice opened a couple of months ago, I have wanted to give it a punt. There seems to be a wee spring of new restaurants opening up in South Bridge at the moment, but this one in particular looked promising. Ever since it opened its doors I have seen a steady stream of punters munching away at delicious looking food through its window, so I thought it was high time I got in on the action.

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