Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city, and therefore is easily accessible by various reliable transport links.
Transport around Edinburgh
Edinburgh has an excellent level of public transport provision compared to many cities in the UK. Lothian Buses and Stagecoach are the main bus operators within the city. We have our own Transport and Parking Department here in the University of Edinburgh. They provide lots of advice on getting around the city including the ‘cycle to work’ scheme. You can visit their website following the link below.
If you intend to own and use a car in the UK, there are a number of steps you must take before you are legally entitled to drive.
- You must have a valid driving licence that is accepted in the UK
- Your vehicle must have a valid MOT certificate
- You must be insured to drive your vehicle
Travel out with Edinburgh
Several airlines fly to the Edinburgh from the principal European cities, and there are very frequent services from London. For more information check the Edinburgh Airport website
Travelling to Edinburgh from other parts of the UK is generally easy by train. Booking tickets in advance of travel can offer greatly increased saving from train fares bought on the day of travel. For journey planning, timetable information, information on stations and train companies, use the online national rail enquiries service.
Generally, the cheapest way to travel around the UK is by coach. There is an extensive UK and Scotland-wide service provided by the following carriers: