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Public transport


Edinburgh has many bus service providers for both local and national services. To learn more about routes, timetables and prices please visit the website of the provider, which are listed below.

National Entitlement Card bus passes

The Scotland-wide free bus pass scheme allows anyone aged over 60 and eligible disabled people who live in Scotland, to travel free on bus services within Scotland.

Edinburgh Bus Station is centrally located in the city centre (Elder Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3DX) and only a short walk to bus stops for local services, shopping and Waverley Train Station.

Edinburgh Coach Lines - Operator of Service 13 in Edinburgh city centre.

E & M Horsburgh - Operates bus services in West Lothian and Edinburgh.

First in Scotland East - Bus service operator in Edinburgh, West Lothian and Central Scotland.

Borders Buses - Operates bus, coach and tour services across Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, East Lothian, Midlothian, Cumbria and Northumberland.

Lothian Buses - Major bus service operator throughout Edinburgh and into East Lothian and Midlothian. Regular, express and nightbus services.

Megabus - Coach services throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.

  • Ticket bookings: 0900 160 0900 
  • Customer services: 0871 266 3333 (Calls to this number cost 10p/min from a BT landline. Other providers and mobiles may vary.)
National Express - Coach services throughout the UK and to many European destinations.

Scottish Citylink - Frequent coach services between Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as throughout Scotland.
  • Ticket bookings: 0871 266 3333 (Calls to this number cost 10p/min from a BT landline. Other providers and mobiles may vary.)
Integrated tickets to use on bus services
One-Ticket - Unlimited travel by bus, or bus and train, in East Central Scotland.

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