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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh Castle to Leith by bus, taxi, towncar or foot

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Bus  •  24 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Leith, Balfour Street N22 / ...

$2

4 alternative options

Line 16 bus  •  28 min

  1. Take the line 16 bus from Edinburgh, George Street to Leith, Foot of the Walk 10 / ...

$2

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh Castle to Leith 3.1 miles

$12 - $15

Uber  •  9 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh Castle to Leith 3.1 miles

$9 - $13

Walk  •  43 min

  1. Walk from Edinburgh Castle to Leith 2.3 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Castle to Leith is to bus which costs £2 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Castle to Leith is to taxi which costs £9 - £12 and takes 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Leith, Balfour Street. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh Castle and Leith is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh Castle to Leith without a car is to bus which takes 24 min and costs £2.

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The bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Leith, Balfour Street takes 13 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Edinburgh Castle to Leith bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh Castle to Leith bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Leith, Balfour Street station.

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There are 2268+ hotels available in Leith. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh Castle to Leith.
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  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Duration: 24 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 every 2 hours.

Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Leith, Balfour Street
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, George Street to Leith, Foot of the Walk
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Edinburgh Coach Lines
Phone
+44 (0) 131 554 5413
Email
enquiries@edinburghcoachlines.com
Website
edinburghcoachlines.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Pilrig Street
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
edinburghcoachlines.com
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh Castle to Leith
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$9 - $13
UberX
$9 - $13
uberXL
$12 - $18
Exec
$14 - $20
Taxi from Edinburgh Castle to Leith
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
$12 - $15
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Edinburgh Cars
Phone
+44 131 555 1772
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk

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