Cruiselink X99

Our Cruiselink X99 is extremely popular with visitors arriving by cruise boat 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 every 20 minutes.

There are no scheduled cruise boat arrivals at this time, but please check back on this page for timetable information when it becomes available.



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

Adult Single£6.00
Child Single£3.00
Adult Network Day Ticket£10.00
Child Network Day Ticket£5.00
Adult Network Day Ticket + city tour£26.00 (£25.00 senior)
Child Network Day Ticket + city tourN/A as travel free with fare paying adult on tours.

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, offer 5 incredible tours led by either a friendly, knowledgeable live guide or our bespoke audio commentary. With your 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. Tours depart daily from St Andrew Square, with the new Cobbles’ Tour departing from the Lawnmarket.Pl