Car & Motorcycle
to Edinburgh should be a straightforward activity as the
city is well place in the Scottish main road network:
Take the M8 eastbound, then follow signs for the city
Approach Edinburgh on the A90, just off the Forth Road
Follow A1 north, which will bring you into Edinburgh city
centre and Princes Street.
However, it is a well-acknowledged truth that driving
in Edinburgh city centre is ‘mission impossible’
at best. Although the city centre does have a number of
multi-storey car parks it can still often be a frustrating
exercise to find a parking space especially with the strict
street parking restrictions.
If you want to take on the challenge there are car parks
in the following areas: Lothian Road, Castle Terrace and
several around Princess Street.
If you do want to drive, a better idea would be to park
a bit further out in the free-to-park "peripheral
zone" and then walk into the city centre.
For getting from A to B by car around Edinburgh a taxi
will prove to be a less traumatic experience. Like London,
Edinburgh has black cab taxis which can be hailed as they
pass if the ‘for hire’ light is lit or picked
up at a taxi rank.
If you would rather phone for a taxi the two main providers
are City Cabs and Capital Castle.
Limousines are also available for those who want to travel
with class and style, Cars for Stars provide this service
across the city.
Leaving Edinburgh by car is a lot less hassle as the city
is at the hub of an extensive road network. Cruising along
the M8 west for about an hour will take you to Scotland’s
largest city – Glasgow. The A1 will take you south
to the Borders and England and taking the M9 will find
you venturing towards Stirling and Perth. If you want
to drive down to the other end of the UK – London
is around seven to eight hours away.