Top Tips for attending Taylor Swift in Edinburgh

We want everyone to have a fun, memorable and safe time at Taylor Swift’s concerts in Edinburgh, which are on the 7th, 8th, and 9th of June 2024.

Edinburgh will be busier than usual, so to help you plan ahead and make the most of your time in the city, we’ve compiled this list of top tips. 

Information for those attending the concert

Murrayfield stadium
©Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium

Overnight accommodation

  • If staying overnight, ensure you book accommodation in advance. Both Forever Edinburgh and VisitScotland have information on hotels, B&Bs and self-catering apartments both within and close to Edinburgh.  


Both before and after the concert, public transport is likely to be busier than normal, so allow for additional journey time. If you can, walk to and from the stadium.

  • On foot – Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium is approximately 45 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh city centre and 20 minutes’ walk from Haymarket train station.  
  • By busLothian Buses operate multiple routes across Edinburgh that include Scottish Gas Murrayfield. Plan your journey and follow travel updates with their app. Payment can either be made by contactless, by cash (exact amount only) or via the app. You can also use your NEC travel pass. Bright Bus Airport Express run a regular service from Edinburgh airport into the city, with a stop at Murrayfield Stadium, as does McGill’s X38 Falkirk to Edinburgh. There are also several coach services which travel into Edinburgh, some of which stop close to the stadium, including Flixbus and Citylink.
  • By tram – Running every 7 minutes in both directions, Edinburgh Trams run from Edinburgh Airport to Newhaven, with a stop at Murrayfield Stadium. Alternatively, disembark at the Balgreen stop and walk the short distance to the stadium. Tickets must be purchased before boarding, either from the vending machines on platforms, via the mobile app or website. You can also use your NEC travel pass. You must purchase your tickets before boarding the tram.
  • By train – Waverley Station is in the middle of Edinburgh city centre; Haymarket Station is at the west end. Both stations offer convenient access to the stadium, either by ongoing tram, bus or on foot. See Scotrail for train timetables and tickets.  
  • By car – There is no public parking at Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium. Local road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect both before and after the concert. It is recommended using the numerous Park and Ride facilities located around the outskirts of Edinburgh. From there, you can access the city centre or stadium via the bus or tram network. Check for live updates on road closures, accidents, weather warnings and journey times with Traffic Scotland.

Access requirements

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located around the stadium. A Changing Places toilet is located in the lower southwest corner of the stadium. 
  • There is a designated wheelchair viewing section. Wheelchair tickets must be purchased in order to gain access to this area. 
  • Plan and prepare for queues – with the expected large volume of people attending the concert, queues are likely. Be sure to factor this into your day and bring along any necessary supplies. 
  • If you would like information on additional support available within the venue (BSL, hearing loops etc) please contact the support team by emailing ahead of the event.
  • If travelling to and from the stadium with Edinburgh Trams, visitors will find all trams equipped with high visibility handrails, passenger alert buttons signposted in Braille, dedicated disabled priority seats and low entrances throughout. All tram stops are accessed via gently sloping ramps or lifts. All of Lothian Buses have at least one wheelchair accessible space. All push bells are tactile and embossed with braille and handrails are in high contrasting colours for the best possible visibility. All drivers receive disability awareness training that includes a wide range of conditions including autism, visual and hearing impairments, dementia and epilepsy.

Food and drink

  • There will be a range of hot and cold food and drinks available to buy within the stadium, catering for different dietaries.
  • It is permitted to bring small amounts of food into the stadium, if required for medical and childcare purposes. The bag size policy will have exceptions for medical and childcare bags.
  • As part of the Challenge 25 policy, anyone purchasing alcohol who appears to be under the age of 25 will be asked to provide identification (passport or photographic driving license) confirming they are over 18 years. 
  • Alternatively, Edinburgh offers an excellent range of cafés, restaurants and bars for all tastes and budgets to enjoy before or after the concert. Make sure you book your table in advance. While you may be enjoying the concert for one night, if you’re staying on over the weekend, make sure you book your restaurants in advance to secure a space.  


  • Edinburgh’s weather can change quickly, sometimes experiencing four seasons in a day. Check the weather forecast in advance and dress accordingly, Comfortable shoes are recommended.  
  • Umbrellas should not be brought into the stadium.


  • There will be no tickets being sold on the day. Fans without tickets are advised not to travel to the area.
  • Heed marshalls and police warnings at all times, they are there to keep you and all other visitors safe and ensure you have the best experience possible.
  • Your ticket will determine where you will enter the stadium – please ensure you access the turnstile that corresponds to your ticket type.
  • There are no facilities at the stadium for overnight camping or queuing in advance of the gates opening. Please only arrive at the venue at the time advertised on your ticket, and on the day of the show.
  • All ticket holders will be searched prior to entering the stadium.
  • To ensure quick entry into the stadium, it is recommended not to bring a bag into the stadium. However, if you do, this must be adhere to the strict A4 bag policy (30cm x 21cm x 8cm).
  • Any bags over A4 – unless brought in for childcare or medical purposes will not be permitted into the venue.
  • There is no bag storage facility at the stadium. There are several luggage storage facilities located throughout Edinburgh city centre.

Stadium Facilities

  • Scottish Gas Murrayfield is a cashless stadium. There are no cash withdrawal facilities onsite.
  • The majority of bars, catering units and merchandise outlets are card/contactless payment only. There will be a small number of vendors who will accept cash – please speak to one of the onsite Blue Crew who will be able to direct you to the nearest one.
  • Drinking water is available from all the bar and food outlets.
  • First Aid area is located on every level of the stadium (including the pitch). Please ask any steward for directions.
  • There will be official merchandise on sale inside the stadium. It is recommended not to purchase goods from stalls outside the stadium, as these are not official vendors.
  • Due to the large volumes, phone signals and internet connections may be challenging within the stadium. Download tickets in advance as you may struggle to connect on the day.

Responsible visitor choices

  • The stadium is located in a residential area. Please be mindful of local residents when entering and leaving the stadium.
  • Smoking, including e-cigarettes and vapes, is not permitted within the stadium. 
  • Please dispose of all rubbish in the bins provided. If the bins are full, please take your rubbish home with you or dispose of it in the first available bin. 
  • Hand in any valuables to the dedicated Lost and Found team within the venue or hand them over to a designated marshal outside of the venue. We would hope that all lost valuables can be reunited with their owners safely.  
  • Charge your phone in advance. 
  • Be respectful of others around you and look after each other.
  • If any of your party feel unwell, has an accident or becomes lost, please approach a steward who will direct you to the nearest first aid or welfare point.
  • Agree meeting points in advance in case you or a member of your group gets lost or separated.

For more information on facilities within the stadium and concert details see the Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium website.

Roseburn Park

  • Rosburn Park, which is next door to Scottish Gas Murrayfield, will be a dedicated ticket holder reception area over the weekend.
  • Due to the sell-out status of the concert, those without concert tickets should not go to the park. As both the stage and sound system are orientated away from the park, it will not be possible to hear the concert.
  • As this is a much-loved community park, ticket-holders are requested to respect the park’s green space and facilities.
  • Dispose of all rubbish responsibly, using the bins provided, or by taking all rubbish home.
  • The use of BBQs (both fixed and disposable) is not allowed.
  • No overnight camping is permitted within the park.
  • Water points will be available within the park.
  • Toilets will be available towards the turnstiles into the stadium.
  • Team Edinburgh marshalls will be onsite to assist visitors. 
  • Mobile chargers will be available from marshalls.
  • In consideration of the neighbour’s highly populated residential area, musical instruments are not permitted.

Information for those not attending the concert

If you have not been fortunate enough to have secured a concert ticket, there are still plenty of ways to get into the Taylor Swift spirt in Edinburgh over the course of the weekend. Edinburgh’s leisure and hospitality businesses have been busy creating Taylor Swift-inspired cocktails, mocktails, afternoon teas, coffees, ice-cream, deserts, and cupcakes inspired by her iconic songs. Indulge your tastebuds with Blank Space chocolate delights, Shake It Off confetti creations, Enchanted tea blends and more. Join in the Forever Edinburgh Taylored Taste Trail.

In celebration of Taylor spending time in Scotland’s capital, we’ve created a personalised itinerary for Taylor Swift showcasing some of the best things to see, do and experience in the city. From cats and cakes, to bicycle jaunts, we hope this is the start of a beautiful Love Story with Edinburgh!

Taking inspiration from Taylor’s personalised itinerary, the Edinburgh itinerary for Swifties has hints and tips for fans to enjoy and plan their visit to Edinburgh. Whether you’re here for the day or a long weekend, we’re sure it will fulfil your Wildest Dreams!

Lady and Daughter taking a picture with National Galleries and Castle in background.

And finally, enjoy the atmosphere: Whether you’re inside the concert or elsewhere in the city soaking up the vibes, take a moment to enjoy the experience and make memories with friends and fellow fans. Share you experiences with us #EdinburghGetsTaylored #ForeverEdinburgh

For more information on enjoying all that Edinburgh has to offer, go to Forever Edinburgh, The Official Guide to Edinburgh.

Taylored Taste Trail

From cocktails to cupcakes, take a look at the local businesses offering Taylor-Swift inspired treats inspired by her iconic songs.


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