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.

DateShipShip ArrivalShip DepartureFirst X99 to city centreLast X99 from city centre
30 AprilRegal Princess0700190007551720
2 MayRotterdam1000193010551800
12 May Regal Princess0700190007551720
13 MayRotterdam0800170008551515
24 MayRegal Princess0700190007551720
26 MayQueen Anne0800180008551620
29 MayNieuw Statendam0800230008552115
5 JuneRegal Princess0700190007551720
10 JuneCosta Faviolsa070007552115
11 JuneCosta Faviolsa150007551315
13 JuneJewel of the Seas0800180008551620
17 JuneRegal Princess0700190007551720
18 JuneNieuw Statendam080008552115
19 JuneNieuw Statendam170007551515
20 JuneRotterdam0800170008551515
27 JuneZiuderdam0800180008551620
28 JuneCoral Princess0700190007551715
29 JuneRegal Princess0700190007551720
2 JulyCelebrity Silhouette0700160007551415
3 JulyJewel of the Seas07001900TBCTBC
11 JulyRegal Princess0700190007551720
16 JulyNieuw Statendam100010492115
17 JulyNieuw Statendam180007551620
18 JulyRotterdam09002359TBCTBC
23 JulyRegal Princess0700190007551720
26 JulyCaribbean Princess0700190007551720
27 JulyCosta Faviolsa07001800TBCTBC
3 AugustRegal Princess0700190007551720
15 AugustRegal Princess0700190007551720
21 AugustNieuw Statendam080008552330
22 AugustNieuw Statendam160007551415
28 AugustRegal Princess0700190007551720
1 SeptemberQueen Mary 20800180008551620
5 SeptemberNieuw Statendam07001700TBCTBC
8 SeptemberCaribbean Princess0900210009551915
9 SeptemberRegal Princess0700190007551720
12 SeptemberCosta Faviolsa090009551915
13 SeptemberCosta Faviolsa190007551720
21 SeptemberRegal Princess0700190007551720
1 OctoberNorwegian Star0700180007551620
3 October Regal Princess0700190007551720

Tickets can be purchased directly from your bus driver.

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).