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How To Reach Edinburgh
Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland that sits on a hill and has been one of the most important centres of the old Scotland, is today a tourist haunt like no other. With its hilly palaces and medieval streets, neoclassical buildings and Georgian gardens, Edinburgh is beautiful. If you want to visit Edinburgh, here’s how to reach this Scottish crown jewel.
Delhi to Edinburgh is a very busy air route and hence makes your transit from India easy. Mumbai and also has frequent flights. The Edinburgh International Airport is Scotland’s busiest and most utilised airport for international as well as domestic traffic. The airport is only 10 miles from the city centre and you have regular trams (8-10 mins interval) taking passengers into the city. Bus services like Airlink Express also run road transport and you have the option of hiring a cab or hailing a taxi too.
One of the best ways to reach Edinburgh is by taking a road trip through the ‘glens’ and ‘lochs’ of Scotland. You can easily drive to Edinburgh from cities like London, Glasgow, Perth, Dundee, Newcastle etc. The roads are extremely smooth and the scenery that accompanies your trip is memorable.
Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station is Edinburgh’s main station and is the hub for trains coming in from all over Scotland and England. The railway station is also a beautiful tourist attraction. The Scottish Railways run shuttle trains though out the day from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Virgin Trains East Coast rail service connects London and Edinburgh. These rail journeys are also quite stunning and memorable.
Edinburgh is best explored on foot, but of course, you cannot go from one area to another far away by just walking so the city trams and buses come in handy. Lothian Buses and First Bus are the two operational companies running buses in Edinburgh and connecting all nooks and crannies. Suburban trains also weave a great network of railways around the city.