Cruiselink X99

Our Cruiselink X99 is extremely popular with visitors arriving by cruise ship at Queensferry, providing visitors to the area with direct, convenient and comfortable travel into Edinburgh and the Lothians.

The service will depart from Hawes Pier in Queensferry to the city centre, and from South St David Street in Edinburgh (Stop PL) to Queensferry, operating at least every 20 minutes.

2023 Timetables
Scheduled cruise ship arrivals for 2023 – and Cruiselink X99 timetable information – can be found below.
Cruiseship Dates berthed at Hawes Pier First X99 from Queensferry Last X99 from city centre
Rotterdam 27 April 0855 1720
Regal Princess 17 May 0755 1720
Jewel of the Seas 22 May 0755 1720
Regal Princess 29 May 0755 1720
 Zuiderdam 9 June 0855 2130
Regal Princess 10 June 0755 1720
Britannia 21 June 0755 1720
Regal Princess 22 June 0755 1720
Zuiderdam 29 June 0755 1720
Nieuw Statendam 30 June 0755 1415
Regal Princess 4 July 0755 1720
Regal Princess 16 July 0755 1720
Regal Princess 28 July 0755 1720
Regal Princess 9 August 0755 1720
Rotterdam 10 August 0855 2130
Regal Princess 21 August 0755 1720
MSC Explora 26 August 1255 1915
MSC Explora 27 August 0755 1620
Seven Seas Voyager 28 August 0755 1715
Norwegian Star 1 September 0755 1720
Regal Princess 2 September 0755 1720
Island Princess 4 September 0755 1720
Rotterdam 7 September 0755 1720
Arcadia 11 September 0755 1720
MSC Preziosa 12 September 0755 1720
Regal Princess 14 September 0755 1720
MSC Preziosa 16 September 0755 1720
Vasco De Gama 17 September 0755 1945
Norwegian Star 21 September 0755 2020
Norwegian Dawn 26 September 0755 1720
Norwegian Dawn 7 October 0755 1720

 2023 Fares

All our buses accept contactless. Please note that our drivers are unable to provide change, so if using cash please remember that the exact fare is required.

Adult Single £6.00
Child Single £3.00
Adult Network DAYticket* £12.00
Child Network DAYticket* £6.00
Adult Network DAYticket* + city tour £28.00 (£27.00 senior)
Child Network DAYticket* + city tour N/A as travel free with fare paying adult on tours.

*  Network DAYticket offers unlimited journeys on day and NightBus services across our entire network, including services X99 and 43 to Queensferry, and Edinburgh Trams in all zones.

Please note:

  • Ridacards not valid for travel on this service.
  • Scottish National Entitlement Cards (NECs) are not valid for travel on this service.
  • Cruiseforth staff in uniform and Ship Crew with valid ID travel for free.
Journey Planner

Make the most of your time in the city by downloading our mobile app or using our online Journey Planner. Track buses, see what stops services call at, and more… It’s the best way to navigate your way across Edinburgh and the Lothian.

What to do in Edinburgh?

Whether you’ve got a jam-packed itinerary in mind for your visit to the capital or you’re planning on playing it by ear when you arrive, you won’t want to miss out on the chance to take an eagle-eyed view of the city from an open top tour bus with Edinburgh Bus Tours.

Our sister company, Edinburgh Bus Tours, offers incredible tours led by either a friendly, knowledgeable live guide or our bespoke audio commentary. With your Return + City Tour ticket you can hop-on, hop-off to your heart’s content as you take in landmarks, visitor attractions, and much more. Plus, with the Edinburgh Bus Tours app, you can gain access to a range of exclusive discounts and offers only available to tour customers. Download the app today or visit the Edinburgh Bus Tours website.

Edinburgh Bus Tours operate from Waterloo Place, a short 5-minute walk from where the X99 terminates on South St David Street (see map below).