Getting home

There are many ways to get to, and around the city during Hogmanay.  Both railway stations (Waverley & Haymarket) place you right by the city centre, while excellent bus and tram links from the airport will bring you to where the action is quickly and easily.

Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams are renowned for their excellent service, while the city’s taxis will get you where you need to go quickly and with great service – for everything else, Edinburgh’s compact size means one of the best ways to get to know it is on foot. 

Scotrail services from destinations across Scotland can bring you to the capital with regular services running up until 8pm on 31.12.17.  Check their festive timetable here.

Individual events


Edinburgh TramsLothian BusesCitylink and Scotrail will all run normal services, while some routes might be diverted or change slightly to allow for the Torchlight Procession to take place.

New Year's Eve 31.12.17

Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses will be running totally FREE services from 12.30am through the night to take you home if you live in Edinburgh. 

For those wanting to get back to central belt locations, Fife, Dundee and Perth CityLink will have services running through the night.  Tickets need to be booked in advance here.


If you're up bright and early to get to the Loony Dook, a normal Lothian Bus and Edinburgh Trams service will resume. CityLink again will be running bookable transfers to destinations across Scotland.