Day Trip to Edinburgh with Edinburgh Castle & Bus Tour

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Enjoy a scenic journey through Britain's scenic East Coast before arriving in Edinburgh, where you will get to see the Scottish capital from a hop on hop off bus tour. You'll also have time to explore Edinburgh Castle, where you will get to see the Scottish Crown Jewels and panoramic views of the city skyline.

Our guide to Day Trip to Edinburgh with Edinburgh Castle & Bus Tour

Meet your tour guide at King's Cross Station, where you will be given a welcom pack full of exciting details about your day in Scotland, before being escorted to your train with reserved seats.

The journey will swoop along Britain’s scenic east coast, before arriving in Edinburgh at 11.20am! You’ll also get a handy Edinburgh map to make navigating the city a little easier.

See the Scottish capital from a hop on hop off open top bus tour and take in all the major sights, from the Queen’s official residence when she visits Scotland, Palace of Holyroodhouse, to towering Edinburgh Castle that dominates the Edinburgh skyline, you’ll soon get acquainted with the charming city during this tour.

You’ll cruise down Royal Mile, one of the busiest streets in Edinburgh’s historic old town, and past the famed Greyfriars Bobby monument before enjoying free admission to Edinburgh Castle.

This much-loved fortress has been involved in many historical conflicts since the 12th century and stands guard over the city from atop the Castle Rock. See the dazzling Scottish Crown Jewels and pose for photos with unbeatable panoramic views of the city skyline in the background. 

Bid goodbye to Scotland as your train departs Edinburgh at 5.30pm, arriving back in London between 10-10.30pm.
Schedule (subject to change)

London to Edinburgh train departure schedule:

  • Check-in time: 6.30am
  • Departure from Kings Cross Station: 7:00am
  • Arrival at Edinburgh Waverly Station: 11.22am

Edinburgh to London train departure schedule:

  • Check-in time: 5:00pm
  • Departure from Edinburgh Waverly Station: 5:31pm
  • Arrival at Kings Cross Station: 10:14pm

Hop-on, Hop-off Edinburgh bus schedule

  • Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct:  last tour is at 6:00pm and runs every 15 minutes
  • Jul-Aug:  last tour is at 7:15pm, runs every 10-15 minutes
  • Nov-Mar:  last tour at 4:15pm, runs every 20 mins


Mondays - Saturdays.

Start times



15 hours.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Day Trip to Edinburgh with Edinburgh Castle & Bus Tour

  • Itinerary subject to change.
  • Please note this tour is unescorted.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the supplier 72 hours prior to departure. No refunds are given for no shows or cancellations made within 72 hours of departure.