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Bus Travel in Edinburgh

Buses the best way to get around? Easy to access? Convenient to all parts of the city? Is there a weekly pass for bus system?

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I've always used the Day Pass, but there is a weekly pass as well. Go here to see your options.

Pam

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On our trip earlier this month, we did a lot of walking, but a couple of taxis weren't too bad. The bus worked well, too, but we didn't take more than 2 trips a day, so didn't ever opt for a Day Pass. If it's pouring rain, that can be a bit dreary, but it's a great walking city.

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On our family trip, we just paid per ride for the bus and walked everywhere else. We did get one taxi from airport to Inn when we arrived. Also, a taxi on last day in Edinburgh to get to train station. Our B&B owner explained that a one week Pass is not worth it. Plus, I think you can only get the pass at the main terminal downtown - not convenient. Just save your scottish coins and use them for bus fare.

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My only experience taking the bus was from Airport to City Center. But very clean buses with Wi-Fi!
They also have a brand new tram system you may want to try. Enjoy Edinburgh!

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It depends on where you stay whether or not a day pass is worth it. All it takes is three trips. I found that I used the bus in the AM to get up the hill to The Royal Mile. I then would walk back at the end of the day. Sometimes I walked back. But, if I was going back up in the evening for dinner, that would second trip and I would usually take the bus back in the evening. I thought that £3.50 was a good deal for a day of travel.

I tend to walk a lot during the day touring so often by the end of the day, I am ready for a ride home.

Pam