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Travel options around Edinburgh

By bzemily 13 Jun 2018

Whether your walking to the shops or catching a bus to your favourite pub - there are a variety of options for travelling around Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is host to accessible, well-connected transport links which is essential for students when setting off to explore the city.  

Residential streets provide a captivating backdrop when cycling around the cycle friendly city, and during peak times you can speed along traffic free cycle routes for a more peaceful experience. More information on cycling in Edinburgh can be found here.

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The compact size of Edinburgh makes it easy to get around on foot, and better yet, you will see some incredible sights. There are many steps connecting old towns and the city centre, so you don't need to bring your walking boots when tackling the city's hilly terrain! 

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Hop on, hop off: there is a network of local bus services including First and Lothian which are cost-effective, meaning you don't break the bank.

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Edinburgh Waverley in the city centre and Haymarket in the West End are Edinburgh's two mainline train stations which allow you to get from A to B in no time. FirstScotRail is the main operator of train services across Scotland and its surrounding areas, so check their website when planning your travels.

If you're looking to travel further afield, there are a number of daily train services between Edinburgh to London - the fastest being over four hours long, so take a good book!

Further information on UK train timetables can be found on the National Rail website.

For a fast and efficient way to travel around the city, Edinburgh Trams is the way to go. With the tram network running between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre, it's a quick and easy way to explore Edinburgh.

It's not exactly like jetting off to Spain, but there are over one hundred flights a day to London if you're looking at heading home in style.

Information on flights can be found on the Edinburgh International Airport website.

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Now it's time to get exploring!

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