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.
|Cruiseship||Dates berthed at Hawes Pier||First X99 from Queensferry||Last X99 from city centre|
|Regal Princess||17 May||0755||1720|
|Jewel of the Seas||22 May||0755||1720|
|Regal Princess||29 May||0755||1720|
|Regal Princess||10 June||0755||1720|
|Regal Princess||22 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|
|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|
|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|
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 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.
- 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.
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).