Cruiselink X99

An X99 Cruiselink bus parked at South Queensferry,

Our Cruiselink X99 is extremely popular with visitors arriving by cruise ship at Queensferry, providing direct, convenient and comfortable travel into the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre.

Our fast and frequent service departs from Hawes Pier (Queensferry) to the city centre, journey time 30 minutes.

Cruiselink X99 will operate at least every 20 minutes (more frequent for larger ships) starting with the first tender arrival and with the last bus returning to Hawes Pier 30 minutes before the last tender. 

Buses will arrive/depart in the city centre at the east end of George Street, just outside the Hard Rock Cafe.

Date Ship Ship Arrival Ship Departure First X99 to city centre Last X99 from city centre
30 April Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
2 May Rotterdam 1000 1930 1055 1800
12 May  Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
13 May Rotterdam 0800 1700 0855 1515
24 May Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
26 May Queen Anne 0800 1800 0855 1620
29 May Nieuw Statendam 0800 2300 0855 2115
5 June Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
10 June Costa Faviolsa 0700 0755 2115
11 June Costa Faviolsa 1500 0755 1315
13 June Jewel of the Seas 0800 1800 0855 1620
17 June Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
18 June Nieuw Statendam 0800 0855 2115
19 June Nieuw Statendam 1700 0755 1515
20 June Rotterdam 0800 1700 0855 1515
27 June Ziuderdam 0800 1800 0855 1620
28 June Coral Princess 0700 1900 0755 1715
29 June Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
2 July Celebrity Silhouette 0700 1600 0755 1415
3 July Jewel of the Seas 0700 1900 TBC TBC
11 July Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
16 July Nieuw Statendam 0800 0855 2115
17 July Nieuw Statendam 1800 0755 1620
18 July Rotterdam 0900 2359 TBC TBC
23 July Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
26 July Caribbean Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
27 July Costa Faviolsa 0700 1800 0755 1615
3 August Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
15 August Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
21 August Nieuw Statendam 0800 0855 2330
22 August Nieuw Statendam 1600 0755 1415
28 August Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
1 September Queen Mary 2 0800 1800 0855 1620
5 September Nieuw Statendam 0700 1700 TBC TBC
8 September Caribbean Princess 0900 2100 0955 1915
9 September Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
12 September Costa Faviolsa 0900 0955 1915
13 September Costa Faviolsa 1900 0755 1720
21 September Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720
1 October Norwegian Star 0700 1800 0755 1620
3 October  Regal Princess 0700 1900 0755 1720

Tickets can be purchased directly from your bus driver. Please note, concession cards are not accepted on this service.

Roundtrip Tickets
Adult Roundtrip: £12.00
(Network Day ticket valid on Lothian, Lothian Country Buses, East Coast Buses, and Edinburgh Tram)
Child (5-15yrs) Roundtrip: £6.00 return (Network Day ticket valid on  Lothian, Lothian Country Buses, East Coast Buses, and Edinburgh Tram)

Single Tickets
Adult Single: £6.00
Child (5-15 yrs) Single: £3.00

Cash and contactless payment accepted (chip & pin available at Hawes Pier).

Roundtrip + City Tour Tickets
Adult: £30.00 (Network Dayticket and an Edinburgh Bus Tours City Tour)
Student/Senior: £28.00 (Network Dayticket and an Edinburgh Bus Tours City Tour)
Child: £6.00* (Network Dayticket and an Edinburgh Bus Tours City Tour)
*
with accompanying adult.

 
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 Roundtrip + 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 depart from Waterloo Place, also picking up at St Andrew Square, a short 5-minute walk from where the X99 terminates on George Street (see map below).