Day Trip to Edinburgh with Bus Tour & Edinburgh Castle Entry

Return train tickets to Edinburgh with reserved seats - Entry to Edinburgh Castle - Open top bus tour - Time for shopping - Free city map

Reserved train seats
Hotel Transfer to London King's Cross (if purchased)*
Open Top Bus Tour
Admissions to Edinburgh Castle
Gratuities (optional)
Food and beverages (unless stated otherwise)
Important Information
Train Schedule:

Days of departure: Monday to Saturday

London to Edinburgh
Departure from Kings Cross Station: 7:00am

Arrival at Edinburgh Waverly Station: 11:22am

Edinburgh to London
Departure from Edinburgh Waverly Station: 5:30pm

Arrival at Kings Cross Station: 10:09pm

Hop-on Hop-off Edinburgh Schedule:

Bus Departs from St Andrew Square bus stop, North Side, Edinburgh EH2 1AF.
Choose from Edinburgh Tour, Majestic Tour or City Sightseeing Edinburgh.

Click here to view timetable

Click here to view route map

Transfer to London King's cross:

*Hotel/resident postcodes included in Central London area for this service are WC1, WC2, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, E1, SE1, N1, SW1, SW6, W1, W2, W4, W3, NW1, NW3, NW8.
Rates quoted are based from central London only.
There will be additional charges for transfers outside central London area.
Due to Covid restrictions the front passenger seats cannot be occupied.

Edinburgh Castle

You will received a timed ticket for Edinburgh Castle.
You should allow at least 2 hours to see all of the castle highlights.

Summer (1 April to 30 Sep)
Open 9.30am till 6pm
Winter (1 Oct - 31 Mar)
Open 9.30am to 5pm
The castle is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day (25 and 26 December) and New Year's Day (1 January).


Welcome and Departure

You will need to be at King’s Cross Station at 6:45am with your train e-tickets for your outbound and inbound rail journeys. Your train will depart at 7:00am and arrive in to Edinburgh at 11:22am.

Please print your Open Top Bus Tour and Edinburgh Castle tickets.

Edinburgh – Open-Top Bus Tour

Delve into the Scottish capital’s rich history with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that takes in all the major sights: the Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and atmospheric Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

Enjoy free admission to Edinburgh Castle, where you can marvel at the sparkling Scottish Crown Jewels and photograph breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s famous skyline.

Return Journey

After a thrilling day spent discovering Edinburgh, your train departs at 5:30pm, arriving back in London at 10:09pm.  (Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time).

First Class (optional) includes food and refreshments served at your seat.

Transfer from Central London to London King's cross* (optional).

Upgrade to a transfer service from Central London* to London King's Cross to avoid the hassle of early morning travel. Please note this is available for hotels and any residence address with postcodes WC1, WC2, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, E1, SE1, N1, SW1, SW6, W1, W2, W4, W3, NW1, NW3, NW8.

Day Trip to Edinburgh with Bus Tour & Edinburgh Castle Entry
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