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, where a range of shopping, sightseeing and dining experiences are available.
Timetables for individual cruise ship arrivals will be available early in 2024. 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.
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).