With so many tourists flocking to the city of Edinburgh every year, it is no surprise that it is one of the most visited cities in the UK. If you are planning a trip to the Scottish capital, then read on for our top tips on getting to Edinburgh, and the best ways to travel around once you arrive.
Visiting Edinburgh couldn’t be easier, with so many options for travelling to the Scottish capital including road, rail and air. Edinburgh International Airport is within easy reach of the city centre and offers flights all over the world. The road and rail networks into Edinburgh are expansive, and you can catch a train from London direct to Edinburgh in just over 4 hours. Visitors can also get to Edinburgh by sea, with many options for travelling into Rosyth Ferry Port.
Once you have reached Edinburgh, getting around and reaching the main attractions is easy with plenty of options. Driving around Edinburgh is generally not advised as traffic is heavy and can add to your journey time. Public transport is well managed around the city, and also many main attractions are easy to travel between on foot.
There is an excellent bus service around Edinburgh, including a 24-hour service to the airport. Trams operate across the city, and most major attractions and areas of Edinburgh can be reached by tram quickly and easily. There are also more than 1,000 black cabs which can be hailed across the city, with many taxi ranks within the centre.
Walking is often the best way to travel around the small city and offers the perfect opportunity to explore everything Edinburgh has to offer. With some new around every corner, tackling the city on foot is the easiest way to take it all in.
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