Local Transport

Local Transport

Arriving by plane?
You can get to the city center by bus, tram and taxi from just outside the main terminal building. The 24 hour Airlink bus will transport you to the City Centre within half an hour. Ask the driver to advise you on the best stop to connect with a bus to Portobello (usually Haymarket). Alternatively, take the tram to the York Place terminus and then jump on a no.26 bus. It’s worth getting the Bus Tracker App for the tram as well as buses. Expect a taxi to Portobello to cost around £30 from the airport. Taxi info

Airport Buses (100, 200, 300 & 400)
Lothian Buses and Tram
Tel: 0131 554 4494 | email

Local Bus Timetables:
The following services are operated by Lothian Buses. Click on the links for route and timetable information: 
4 5 19 21 26 X26 N26 42 44 X44 45 49 124


Arriving by train?
Waverley is the main station for Edinburgh at the east end of Princes Street, while Haymarket lies at the west end. From either station, it’s a short walk to a bus stop for onward travel to Portobello on the 26, 44, 124.

Local Train Services:
The nearest train station to Portobello is Brunstane (with Waverley station in the city center) and with the Scottish Borders via the Borders Railway.

Arriving by car?
Parking for 65 cars at Bridge Street Car Park, EH15 1DD.

Enterprise Car Club currently has 3 cars located in Portobello. One is on Portobello High Street outside the Doctor’s Surgery, another is outside Portobello Library and the third is in Windsor Place. Visit their site for more information.


By Bike:
Considerate cyclists are welcome on the Promenade. Try Edinburgh’s great network of off-road routes.

Cycle Hire
Bike maps and info
Cycleways Map