Students chilling at water of Leith

Getting to Leith

On foot or by bus

Most people visiting Leith come via Leith Walk – a mile-long street that links the district with the east end of Princes Street. On foot, this down-hill route can be completed in around 30 minutes, or you can jump on one of the many Lothian Buses that serve the area on a regular basis. Catch the 11, 16 or 25 from Princes Street, or the 07, 14 or 49 from the Southside/Bridges.

On the tram

Edinburgh Trams run every 7 minutes between Newhaven and Edinburgh Airport. There are 23 stops along the route, including Leith Walk, the Shore and Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre.

On a tour

A great way to see and experience the area is from the top deck of one of the city’s hop-on-hop-off tour buses. Both Edinburgh Bus Tours’ Majestic Tour and Bright Bus Tours include Leith on their route, offering panoramic views of the shore and the area’s top attractions. 

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