How to get to Edinburgh

Search Cottages

Travel to Edinburgh by road

All of the routes up to Scotland offer stunning views of the countryside, or you can enjoy a leisurely drive along the Scottish Coast on the A1. The two main motorways from the South are the A1(M) and M6.

Whichever route you decide to take, we recommend using the AA Route Planner to plan your journey.

Make sure to check for travel updates and any possible delays before travelling on

Travel to Edinburgh by train

If you’re looking for a relaxing way to travel, the train is a great option. Either travel by day and enjoy the sights of Scottish countryside, or catch the Caledonian Sleeper and wake up feeling refreshed when you arrive in Edinburgh.

For more information and/or to check train times and prices, visit or

Travel to Edinburgh by plane

The fastest way to travel to Scotland is by plane. Edinburgh Airport is conveniently less than a 30-minute drive or bus journey away from the city centre. The airport can be reached by various UK destinations, including Dublin, East Midlands Airport and London.

For more information and to check flight times and prices visit

activityarrow_downarrow_leftsmall-rightarrow-top-rightbikeguidescamerachild-friendlycircularclockCottagecrossdangerdestinationpindownloaddropdown-arrowemailFamilyfinish-flagflagfloraflowergroupHeartinfo-altdidyouknowInspirationlinearlocationmap-pinmapparkingpawphonerulersearchshare Facebook Google Plus Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Twitter YouTube ui-24px-glyph-2_grid-45popularsun-cloudtexturef-check-glyph-16toggleVideoWalkingwheelchair