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Frequently asked questions

There are a number of different ways to get to Edinburgh but travelling by bus has many benefits. By travelling with FlixBus, you can save money with our cheap bus tickets and you can do your part in saving the environment, as bus travel is the most environmentally-friendly method!
It's really easy to buy a bus ticket to Edinburgh with FlixBus: you can book online on our website simply selecting your departure and arrival cities, and picking your favourite date to travel. The best way to find cheap tickets though is by using the free FlixBus App and keep your ticket always in your pocket!
There is 1 bus stop in Edinburgh. The stop is Edinburgh Bus Station.
Buses are one of the most convenient ways to travel and FlixBus is among the cheapest to get to Edinburgh! Depending on where you are travelling from, tickets to Edinburgh cost on average $3.12, but if you book in advance or during the week getting to Edinburgh with FlixBus can cost as little as $1.99!
Using your FlixBus ticket to go to Edinburgh is easy! If you booked online, you must have received a PDF booking confirmation via e-mail containing a QR code which serves as your bus ticket. If you booked through the FlixBus App instead, your ticket is automatically stored there. In both cases, no need to print the ticket: simply show it digitally to the driver and you are ready to board the bus, sit back and relax.
You can reserve a seat on your journey to Edinburgh during the booking process. Subject to availability, you can choose your seat from a number of categories, including panorama seats - for a better view during your trip, table seats - for more comfort and bed seats - ideal for a restful journey. Check out our seat reservation price list for more information.
We offer several payment methods for purchasing your ticket securily. You can choose among card payment, Paypal, Google Pay and many more. Once in the payment section, you will be able to see all the available options and pick your preferred one. If you are having difficulties with payment, check out our help page about payments. If you buy your bus ticket onboard or at a sales point you are also given the option to pay cash.

Plan your trip to Edinburgh 

Located in Scotland, Edinburgh is a city full of history, culture, and beauty. From the iconic Edinburgh Castle to the stunning Arthur's Seat, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant city. Are you looking for a budget-friendly and comfortable way to travel to Edinburgh? Look no further than Flixbus! Not only are Flixbus buses affordable, but they are also comfortable. With spacious seats, air conditioning, and plenty of legroom, you can sit back and relax on your journey to Edinburgh. In addition to the comfort of the bus, Flixbus also offers a wide range of routes to choose from, making it easy to find a bus that fits your travel plans. 


Top things to see in Edinburgh

If you are planning a trip to Edinburgh, there are a few must-see attractions that you will not want to miss: 


  1. Edinburgh Castle: it is a historic castle located on Castle Rock, a volcanic rock in the center of Edinburgh. It was built in the 12th century and has played a significant role in the history of Scotland. Edinburgh Castle is home to the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Honours of Scotland, which are the oldest surviving crown jewels in the UK. It is also home to the Royal Palace and the Great Hall, which is used for state occasions.
  2. The Scottish Parliament: it is the devolved legislative body of Scotland. The Scottish Parliament was established in 1999 as part of the devolution process in the UK, which granted Scotland a degree of autonomy in governing its own affairs. It is made up of 129 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), who are elected by the people of Scotland. The Parliament is situated in the Holyrood area of Edinburgh, and it is housed in a modern building designed by the Catalan architect Enric Miralles. 
  3. Arthur's Seat: It is an ancient volcano and is the remnants of a much larger mountain that has been eroded over time. Arthur's Seat is the highest peak in Holyrood Park. Visitors can take a hike to the summit of the dormant volcano and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and panoramic views. 
  4. The Royal Mile: This historic street runs from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and is home to a variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and landmarks. It is the perfect destination to spend some hours shopping and relaxing! 
  5. Holyrood Palace: this majestic palace was built in the 16th century and has served as the official residence of the monarch in Scotland. It is a historic building with a mix of architectural styles, ranging from Gothic to Renaissance. Holyrood Palace is home to several interesting and unique exhibits, including the Great Gallery, the Throne Room, and the Royal Apartments. It is an essential destination for anyone interested in the history and culture of Scotland. 
  6. The Scott Monument: This towering monument, located in the middle of a public park in Edinburgh's city center, is dedicated to the famous Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott (author of the well-known historic novel “Ivanhoe”) and offers stunning panoramic views of the city. 
  7. The National Museum of Scotland: This museum is home to a wide range of exhibits, including natural history, science, and art. It is a must-see for history and culture buffs. 
  8. Rosslyn Chapel: it is a historic chapel in the village of Roslin, near Edinburgh. The chapel was built in the 15th century and is known for its elaborate stone carvings and intricate design. Rosslyn Chapel is known for its rich history and cultural significance, and it is an important site for the study of medieval architecture and art. It is home to a few interesting and unique features, including the Apprentice Pillar and the Green Men. Moreover, this unique and beautiful building has been the subject of numerous books, documentaries, and films. Visitors can take guided tours of the chapel and see the historic chambers and ornate interiors. 

Buses to Edinburgh

Find the cheapest buses to Edinburgh

Looking for cheap tickets to Edinburgh? We’ve got you covered with buses to Edinburgh costing from as little as $1.99 – and you can save even more when you book online in advance. FlixBus runs many connections in Great Britain and in many other countries so no matter where you’re traveling from, we've got a route suitable for you. Whether you’re in town for a day or a week, hop on board and enjoy traveling in style with our free Wi-Fi and comfortable seats. It’s easy to book your ticket, with purchasing options to suit everyone. Book online, in person at a sales point, or on our FlixBus App. You can also use the App to manage your booking up until you travel, and it’ll act as your ticket too – simply show it to your driver when you board the bus. For the cheapest tickets, book on the App in advance – the earlier you book, the cheaper your ticket will be!

Why travel to Edinburgh with FlixBus

FlixBus is the cheapest and most convenient way of getting to Edinburgh. There is 1 stop in Edinburgh and you can reach it from 7 departure cities. Just check on the FlixBus network whether your city is connected as well! Booking a bus ticket with FlixBus is very simple: you can choose among several different payment methods, such as credit card, Paypal, Google and Apple Pay. Pay in total security online or on the free FlixBus App in advance, or pay in cash if you’re a spur of the moment traveler. In addition, don't forget that traveling by bus is one of the most environmentally-friendly options available, and you can help the planet by offsetting your carbon emissions when you travel with FlixBus!

Onboard services

Traveling to Edinburgh is a very comfortable experience: once you’re on board your FlixBus, you can sit back, relax and enjoy our services onboard. Our buses are equipped with toilets and power outlets, and to make your experience even nicer they offer free Wi-Fi and an entertainment system, so you can catch up on emails or watch your favorite show as we take you to Edinburgh. Do you usually like to travel and watch the landscape out of the window? Said and done: when you book your ticket, you can reserve your preferred seat choosing your favorite seating option available, and if you want some more space or privacy, you can even reserve the seat next to you for some extra-comfort! When it comes to luggages, be sure you can bring whatever you want to Edinburgh as FlixBus offers you one checked bag and one carry-on bag onboard for free included in your ticket!


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