Official Guide to Edinburgh
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Getting Around

Edinburgh offers visitors easy transport links into and across the city. An excellent bus service combined with first class rail links, taxis galore and the arrival of trams provides plenty options for getting from A to B.


An excellent bus service transports residents and visitors across the city throughout the day and night including a regular 24 hour service to Edinburgh Airport operated by Airlink100.  Visitors can plan their journey within Edinburgh with Lothian Buses or with First Group for those coming from further afield.


WiFi friendly trams run 14 kms from York Place in the city centre to Edinburgh Airport in a journey time of approximately 35 minutes. Wheel chair accessible, ramps and lifts are provided at the stops along the route.

For ticket prices and to plan your journey visit


There are over 1000 black cabs which can be hailed in the street or picked up from one of the taxi ranks within the city centre.  The majority of taxis can carry up to 5 passengers and are accessible for wheelchairs although it is worth noting that for medical reasons, some taxi drivers are exempt from carrying wheelchair users.  Such drivers will have a wheelchair exemption certificate clearly displayed within the taxi.

City Cabs

One of Edinburgh's major taxi companies, they can be hailed in the street or pre booked on Tel: 0131 228 1211. Visit their website for a list of services.

Private Hire Taxis

There are many private hire car companies operating within Edinburgh.  These cannot be hailed in the street but must be booked in advance.  Private hire cars must be approved by The City of Edinburgh Council and display a PHC plate on the dashboard.

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