Travelling to Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a extremely well developed transport infrastructure, and rapidly expanding international airport, getting to and around the city couldn’t be easier for residents and tourists alike.

Rail
For those who prefer rail travel, the East coast mainline takes rail passengers from London right into the heart of the city. There are around 80 trains a day from Edinburgh to Glasgow and 20 a day to London. London is four and a half hours away by train while the Edinburgh to Glasgow shuttle runs every 15 minutes between 7am and 7pm and takes roughly 50 minutes.
The Trainline

 

Air
The city’s airport is just seven miles from the centre and serves over 100 destinations world wide with 40 airlines.  The airport provides access to around 60 flights a day to London with a one hour flight time, and connections to more than 20 UK and Ireland hubs including Birmingham, Manchester and Belfast.
Edinburgh Airport

The airlines that fly direct fo Edinburgh include:

easyjet - Official European Airline 2012
CityJet
BMI
BA
 
There are several ways in which you can travel to the airport, Airlink and the Edinburgh shuttle are both popular.

Airlink is an express bus service between Waverley Bridge in the city centre and Edinburgh Airport running every 10 minutes from early morning until after midnight.

The Edinburgh Shuttle is a door-to-door pick up and drop-off service providing a fleet of seven seater executive mini-buses running every 15-30 minutes between the airport and city centre.

Roads
Edinburgh sits at the centre of an extensive road network providing links across Scotland and the UK. The M8, Scotland's busiest motorway, connects Edinburgh to Glasgow in 55 minutes and also provides a link to the M74, the main motorway leading to the south.

 

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