Getting Around Edinburgh

Venue addresses can be found on the Festival show pages of our website.

Walking
Edinburgh is very compact, which makes it ideal to explore on foot or by bicycle. Walkit Edinburgh is a great resource for planning your journey to a venue. The City of Edinburgh Council is also an excellent source of information on cycle paths and routes, bike security and bike parking options.  

Cycling
Cycle Streets is a UK wide website that helps you plan your journey, displays map and distance. For alternative off road journeys around the city check out Edinburgh Inner Tube Map

The Edinburgh Cycle Hire scheme (Just Eat Cycles) allows you to hire a bike for quick journeys in the city centre, and there is a bike collection point right next to the Traverse Theatre - find bike stations here.

Buses
All Imaginate Festival venues are easily reached by bus. Visit Lothian Buses for up-to-date information on all local buses including Edinburgh Bus Tours, Airlink, Edinburgh Shuttle and Night Buses. Visit First Buses for information on bus services to Edinburgh from in and around central Scotland.

Trams
Find out the latest information about the Edinburgh Trams and how they integrate with the bus services. From Edinburgh Airport, the tram is a smooth, green, inexpensive option (40 minute direct journey) to the city centre.  

Taxis
City Cabs and Central Taxis are reliable, local, carbon neutral companies (with several electric taxis in thier fleets).
Gett is an app for booking licensed black cabs, which are also carbon neutral. Find out how to download the app and book taxis here

Parking
We recommend that where possible, you leave your car behind. Parking in the city centre is limited, but there are some pay and display on-street parking opportunities as well as NCP car parks around the city. You can find out more information about parking on the City of Edinburgh Council website.

General Travel Information
For Scotland-wide public transport timetables, journey planners check out: Traveline Scotland or call 0871 200 2233