Public Transportation in Edinburgh
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Public Transportation in Edinburgh .. Buses, Taxis, Trams and more 2023

  • Adult single-trip tickets start at £1.80 for First and at £1.70 for Lothian, depending on the length of your trip.
  • Child single-trip tickets cost £ 0.90 for both Lothian and First.
  • Lothian adult DAYticket: For £ 4.50, Lothian gives a day of unlimited use on its buses and Edinburgh trams. This kind of ticket is not available from First.
  • Lothian youth DAYticket costs £2.20.
  • Lothian Adult Airport DAYticket: For nine pounds, this ticket provides one day of unlimited use on Lothian buses, trams, and transportation to and from Edinburgh Airport. The airport is not serviced by first buses.
  • Lothian Airport Child DAYticket costs £4.50.

Both Lothian and First let its customers buy tickets while riding the bus.

You must have the exact fare because bus drivers are unable to give change when you want to buy a single, return, or day ticket.

Remember to preserve your change for these times since the tickets are purchased from little ticket vending machines on the bus.

Timings: the day buses run from 6 am until midnight. Outside this schedule, Edinburgh has night buses (the N lines).

Press the link to find out about the specific bus routes and times in Edinburgh.

Taxis in Edinburgh

Taxis are Another mode of Public transportation in Edinburgh. Taxis in Edinburgh are easily available for hire at any given time of the day.

In terms of size, luxury, and elegance, Edinburgh’s taxis are fairly comparable to those in London. In addition to the driver, the well-known black cabs have a capacity of five passengers.

Taxi company numbers in Edinburgh

There are numerous taxi companies in Edinburgh. Here are the phone numbers for two taxi companies:

  • E&I Taxis: 0131 554 6775
  • Central Taxis: 0131 229 2468
  • City Cabs: 0131 228 1211

Taxi Prices in Edinburgh

  • Tariff 1: Initial time, $ 3, each extra 210m, £ 0.25 (Monday through Friday, 6 am to 6 pm).
  • Tariff 2: Initial time, $ 4, each additional 210m, £ 0.25 (evening and weekend hours).
  • Tariff 3: Initial time, £ 3.10; each additional 188m, £ 0.35 (Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Christmas and New Year’s).
  • During the holidays, from 6 a.m. on Saturday to 6 a.m. on Monday, is Tariff 4. The initial time is £5; each additional 210m is £0.45.

The first 450 meters, or the first 90 seconds of waiting, are included in the first time. The meter increases every 242 meters rather than every 210 meters after 2,130 meters.

Trams in Edinburgh

In May 2014, despite some delays, Edinburgh’s trams finally began operating. The airport and the modern areas of the city are connected by its single route and 15 stops.

Although they are less helpful for moving around the city when staying on the Royal Mile, the trams are a decent choice for connecting with the airport.

Trams Timetables in Edinburgh

Trams operate at York Place at 5:29 am and continue until 11:08 pm. From the airport, the first tram leaves at 6:15 am, and the last leaves at 10:45 pm.

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