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

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Bus  •  20 min

  1. Take the bus from Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110) 38 / ...

$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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110). Services depart every five minutes, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 min.

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

The best way to get from Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle without a car is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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The bus from Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110) takes 8 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle bus services, operated by First, depart from Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo station.

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Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle bus services, operated by First, arrive at Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110) station.

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There are 2163+ hotels available in Edinburgh Castle. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle.
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  • Distance: 2.7 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

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

First operates a bus from Edinburgh Zoo to Edinburgh Castle every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 8 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 20 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
5 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
Assist
$10 - $14
UberX
$10 - $14
uberXL
$14 - $20
Exec
$15 - $22
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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