There are 4 ways to get from Leith to Portobello 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.

Recommended option

Line 49 bus  •  19 min

  1. Take the line 49 bus from Leith, Academy Street (at 45) to Portobello, Police Station 21 / ...

$3

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leith to Portobello 3.2 miles

$13 - $17

Uber  •  7 min

  1. Take an Uber from Leith to Portobello 3.2 miles

$10 - $14

Walk  •  56 min

  1. Walk from Leith to Portobello 3 miles

What companies run services between Leith, Scotland and Portobello, Scotland?

Lothian Buses operates a bus from Leith to Portobello every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 19 min.

Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Leith, Academy Street (at 45) to Portobello, Police Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Leith to Portobello
Ave. Duration
7 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 Leith to Portobello
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$13 - $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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Leith and Portobello is 4 km.

The cheapest way to get from Leith to Portobello is to line 49 bus which costs £2 and takes 19 min.

The quickest way to get from Leith to Portobello is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs £9 - £12.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leith, Academy Street (at 45) and arriving at Portobello, Police Station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

The line 49 bus from Leith, Academy Street (at 45) to Portobello, Police Station takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.