There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh Castle to Leith by bus, taxi, towncar or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  24 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) to Leith, Balfour Street (at 240) N22 / ...

$2 - $3

3 alternative options

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 £1 - £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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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.

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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.

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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 operators
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) to Leith, Balfour Street (at 240)
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 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 (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) to Pilrig Street (at 356)
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
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
uberASSIST
$9 - $13
uberX
$9 - $13
uberXL
$13 - $18
UberEXEC
$14 - $19
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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