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.
CruiseshipDates berthed at Hawes PierFirst X99 from QueensferryLast X99 from city centre
Rotterdam27 April08551720
Regal Princess17 May07551720
Jewel of the Seas22 May07551720
Regal Princess29 May07551720
 Zuiderdam9 June08552130
Regal Princess10 June07551720
Britannia21 June07551720
Regal Princess22 June07551720
Zuiderdam29 June07551720
Nieuw Statendam30 June07551415
Regal Princess4 July07551720
Regal Princess16 July07551720
Regal Princess28 July07551720
Regal Princess9 August07551720
Rotterdam10 August08552130
Nieuw Statendam18 August12551915
Nieuw Statendam19 August07551720
Regal Princess21 August07551720
Nieuw Statendam25 August07551525
MSC Explora26 August12551915
MSC Explora27 August07551620
Norwegian Star1 September07551720
Regal Princess2 September07551720
Island Princess4 September07551720
Rotterdam6 September12551915
Rotterdam7 September07551620
Arcadia11 September07551720
MSC Preziosa12 September07551720
Regal Princess14 September07551720
MSC Preziosa16 September07551720
Vasco De Gama17 September07551945
Norwegian Star21 September07552020
Norwegian Dawn26 September07551720
Norwegian Dawn7 October07551720

 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 tourN/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).