Skip to main content

Sustainable and Affordable Coach Trips to Edinburgh


Board a coach to Scotland's charming capital city for a trip filled with history, hidden gems and stunning hikes.

Need reliable coach hire or coach travel to Edinburgh?

Located in the southeast of Scotland, the city of Edinburgh is steeped in history and culture. Our helpful guide will guarantee you make the most of your coach trip to this beautiful city.

The Edinburgh skyline, with the Dugald Stewart monument in the foreground and Edinburgh Castle in the background.

Fantastic things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a magical city known for its rich history, world-famous festivals and stunning architecture. It has a great transport system for coach hire, though much of the city is easily accessible by foot too. Edinburgh also has Edinburgh Airport, which is perfect if you're taking coach travel to Edinburgh then travelling further afield.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do in Edinburgh for free?

Edinburgh offers so many ways to save money. Plenty of galleries and museums are free of charge, as well as some tourist attractions too. Edinburgh is also one of six world heritage sites in Scotland, making it a great place to photograph.

Free museums include The People's Story Museum and The National Museum of Scotland. Also free is The Museum of Childhood, which is the first museum in the world dedicated to childhood.

After a few hours of travel time on a coach, you'll probably want to stretch your legs! Edinburgh is the type of city that is beautiful to explore by foot and sightsee. From the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile to the oasis of Dean Village (a short walk from Princes Street), there's so much to see. Pentland Hills Regional Park offers both easy strolls and challenging hikes that offer a fantastic view of the city too.

What not to miss in Edinburgh?

Speaking of views, a hike to the famous Arthur's Seat is a great welcome to Edinburgh. Once you reach the top, you'll find beautiful panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle the skyline as a reward.

Did you know there's a hidden city under Edinburgh? You can explore this by booking an Underground Vaults tour, where you'll hear tales of witches, ghosts and more.

Harry Potter fans can visit Tom Riddle's grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard and explore Harry Potter-themed shops in the city. The Cauldron also runs magical immersive cocktail/potion making.

What are the major events in Edinburgh?

Hogmanay - Scotland's way of celebrating New Year's Eve - is the most famous and major event in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Christmas markets and winter festivals also attract thousands of visitors each year.

Other annual events include the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Royal Highland Show and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

If you're planning to take a coach to Edinburgh in 2024, there are plenty of events to choose from. Taylor Swift brings her Eras Tour to the city in June and you can catch The Pretenders live in February.

What are the top tourist attractions in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh Castle is a must-do in Edinburgh. Dating all the way back to the Iron Age, this historic castle is a great pick for history buffs. It also stands on Castle Rock overlooking the city, so it offers lovely views across Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Zoo is another popular tourist spot and the only UK location to see giant pandas! The 82-acre zoo is also home to lions, zebras and giraffes.

The Real Mary King's Close is a historic 17th-century underground street and a fun travel experience. Group travellers can choose from different themed tours, including A Dram Of History tour which includes a whisky experience.

Why choose The Coach People?

Experience outstanding coach travel services to Edinburgh with us.

Choose to book through us and enjoy a delightful journey with comfort and convenience.

Number 1 icon

Variety of options

We can provide a modern range of vehicles that have comfy seats, air conditioning and 3-point seat belts for safety. You can choose between vehicles that are suitable for various types of travel, including school trips, luxury coach hire, and corporate travel to Edinburgh.

Number 2 icon


Once you make your coach hire booking, there are no additional costs like luggage fees or car parking tickets. This makes coach travel one of the most affordable forms of travel.

Number 3 icon

Time saving

Spend less time researching transport options and more time planning your amazing trip to Edinburgh by booking via The Coach People. Allow us to find the right vehicle for you, compare prices and check availability, so you can focus on the fun part of your day or holiday instead.

Number 4 icon


The coach drivers we provide are experts in coach travel. From the moment you book with us, our team goes above and beyond to make your journey amazing, with travel tips, safety standards and more.

Number 5 icon

Stress-free experience

Choosing coach travel over driving means you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy your journey. We will take care of everything, from pick-up locations and arrival times to recommendations for things to do once you're there. Let us look after the logistics so you can enjoy a stress-free experience.




Cece waving

Get your Edinburgh coach and minibus hire quote today

Coach trips to Edinburgh are the best option for sustainable and affordable travel.