There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle by bus, tram, taxi, towncar or foot

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Bus  •  26 min

  1. Take the bus from Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (Frederick Street) 12 / ...

$2 - $5

5 alternative options

Line 12 bus  •  34 min

  1. Take the line 12 bus from Corstorphine, Belgrave Road (St Annes Church) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) 12

$2

Tram  •  38 min

  1. Take the tram from Balgreen (Edinburgh Trams) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (Edinburgh Trams) T50

$2 - $4

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle 3.6 miles

$14 - $17

Uber  •  9 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle 3.6 miles

$10 - $14

Walk  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Walk from Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle 3.5 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle is to line 12 bus which costs £2 and takes 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle is to taxi which costs £10 - £13 and takes 9 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh Zoo and Edinburgh Castle is 3 miles.

The bus from Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (Frederick Street) takes 14 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (Frederick Street). Services depart every five minutes, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

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What companies run services between Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland and Edinburgh Castle, Scotland?

Lothian Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 14 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Edinburgh Trams
Phone
0131 475 0177
Website
edinburghtrams.com
Tram from Balgreen (Edinburgh Trams) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (Edinburgh Trams)
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
edinburghtrams.com
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (Frederick Street)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Corstorphine, Belgrave Road (St Annes Church) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd)
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bo'Ness Area Community B
Bus from Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110)
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$10 - $14
uberX
$10 - $14
uberXL
$14 - $20
UberEXEC
$15 - $21
Taxi from Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
$14 - $17
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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