Edinburgh, Scotland

Rolling hills, traditional pubs, impressive castles, classical buildings and the best whisky; there are few cities as charming as Edinburgh.

Situated on the hills, you find the enchanting capital city of Scotland: Edinburgh. There is one street you cannot avoid: the Royal Mile. The main thoroughfare takes you from the famous Edinburgh castle to the wonderful Holyrood Palace. On route, you walk through medieval courtyards with lovely souvenir shops and charming restaurants. Tip: Make sure you are at Edinburgh Castle at 1 pm. As is the tradition, every day except Sundays, a cannonball is fired!

Which sights will you be visiting in Edinburgh?

Book an affordable ticket to Edinburgh and besides the old part of the city enjoy the new part with neoclassical buildings from the 18th and 19th century. Will you pay a visit to the botanical garden? With no less than 34,000 plants, this garden is considered as one of the most beautiful in the world. You must also visit The Scotch Whisky Experience. What is a trip to Edinburgh without a whisky tasting? 

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Edinburgh Airport is to the west of the city, about 13 kilometres away. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi, bus or tram.

  • Taxi

    The taxi is the fastest way to get to the centre of Edinburgh – the trip takes about 25 minutes. At the airport, follow the Taxi signs and you will arrive at the official taxi rank. 
  • Bus

    The bus service from the airport is excellent. The Airlink bus departs every ten minutes from bus stop 19 to the centre of Edinburgh. You can buy tickets online, at the airport or from the bus driver. The journey takes about 30 minutes.
  • Tram

    A tram leaves to the centre of Edinburgh every 10 minutes between 6:15 am and 10:45 pm. The journey takes about 40 minutes.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Edinburgh:

  • Bus

    You are best taking the bus when travelling longer distances within the city. The bus stops at all the important sights in the city. You can buy a ticket from the bus driver or at the Travelshops.
  • Tram

    You can take a tram in Edinburgh, which stops at 15 tram stops and also rides to and from the airport. 
  • Taxi

    You can easily hail a taxi on the street in Edinburgh. You recognise a registered taxi by the text ‘Edinburgh No.’ followed by a number between 1 and 1,400 at the bottom of the window.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.

Time zone

GMT +0 (summer time +1) 
In Edinburgh, it is one hour earlier than it is in the Netherlands.


In Edinburgh, you pay with Scottish Pounds (GBS). You can also pay with British Pounds in Scotland.

Flight duration

The flight from Paris to Edinburgh is about 1 hour and 45 minutes. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.