There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh Castle to Leith by bus, taxi, towncar or foot
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Castle to Leith is to bus which costs £1 - £2 and takes 24 min.
The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Castle to Leith is to taxi which costs £9 - £12 and takes 9 min.
The distance between Edinburgh Castle and Leith is 2 miles.
The bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) to Leith, Balfour Street (at 240) takes 13 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) and arriving at Leith, Balfour Street (at 240). Services depart every five minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13 min.
What companies run services between Edinburgh Castle, Scotland and Leith, Scotland?
Lothian Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh Castle to Leith every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 13 min. Edinburgh Coach Lines also services this route hourly.
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) to Leith, Balfour Street (at 240)
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