While it’s great that so many visitors come to Edinburgh to explore the city centre, it’s worth bearing in mind that the capital is also a great gateway to the rest of Scotland through fantastic train links. This weekend, Edinburgh became even more connected to the South with the opening of the Borders Railway.
With 9.8 million passengers, Edinburgh Airport is the busiest in Scotland. It connects Edinburgh with the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond. So, if Edinburgh Airport is part of your journey to our fine city, then let me show you what you need to know to get around or through the airport with ease!
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!
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.
If I were to sum the Edinburgh weather up in one word, it would be: changeable.