Taking a trip to Edinburgh
When you travel to Edinburgh, you're travelling to an utterly majestic destination that flaunts both the old and new. As you'd expect from Scotland's capital, Edinburgh is a vibrant and historic city with plenty to see and do. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure with friends and family, Edinburgh has something to offer everyone and with its beautiful architecture and buzzing atmosphere, it quite rightly has a wonderful reputation for being one of the most charming cities in Europe.
The capital of Scotland
Situated in Scotland's Central Belt, Edinburgh lies on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. As a coastal city, Edinburgh also offers easy access to some beautiful beaches where you'll find an eclectic mix of quirky shops and nature reserves like the one at Aberlady Bay. Whether you’re looking for a culture fix, buzzing nightlife, rolling hills or delicious food, this Scottish city truly has it all.
Getting you there
With many great value fares on offer, travelling to Edinburgh by coach with Citylink is the perfect way to make sure your journey is as comfortable and connected as possible. Taking a trip to Edinburgh Zoo? The 900 service from Glasgow stops right at the entrance, leaving you with maximum energy for walking around the park grounds. With the Citylink 900 running every 15 minutes, 24 hours, 7 days a week from just £10 per return ticket, we've got your plans all wrapped up!
Explore local attractions
Soak up Scotland's capital city in style and embrace the culture with a visit to Holyrood Palace. The Queen's residence in Scotland, this palace offers free tours for visitors all year round. If you want to make the most of Scotland's fresh air, Arthur's Seat is a mountain in the city centre which offers spectacular views over all of Edinburgh including the Firth of Forth Bridge and Salisbury Crags.
Finally, what is Edinburgh without a mention of the Fringe? Considered one of the world's largest arts festivals, this event takes place every August and offers a fun, feverish, slightly chaotic atmosphere making this quite easily the best time to visit.
Experience food and drink
Whilst Edinburgh is medieval and historic, there's another side to the city that comes to life at night. The city is brimming with cool underground bars, traditional Scottish pubs, fun nightclubs and sophisticated whisky bars. Edinburgh is famous for a few things, and whisky is most certainly one of them. If you’re after a tipple, head out on one of the city’s guided walks where you’ll visit Edinburgh’s best whiskey venues for a fantastic tasting laced with folklore and Scottish storytelling; you’ll know your mashing from your malting in no time.
For daytime delights, Mary's Milk Bar is a quirky parlour with a reputation for soft and creamy ice cream and unusual flavour combinations. Packed full of vintage features, it’s one of those spots where you’ll be taking photos before you even order your goodies!
Travel in style
Our modern and comfortable coaches provide you with access to superfast 4G Wifi, USB sockets, and wireless charging so that you'll never have to worry about running out of charge on your journey. With reclining seats and additional legroom, choosing to get to your destination with Citylink makes for the smoothest travel experience ever.
Popular routes include Glasgow to Edinburgh, Aberdeen to Edinburgh, Inverness to Edinburgh, Fort William to Edinburgh, and Dundee to Edinburgh. On the saltire network, we run hourly connections from six major cities, with luxury Citylink Gold coaches also running on these routes.
Let's get going
From Glasgow, Citylink can get you to Edinburgh in just over an hour. If you're travelling from a northern city like Aberdeen, you'll enjoy your journey on our comfortable coaches for around 3 hours.Get your ticket
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