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Getting around from South Queensferry

South Queensferry has excellent transport links with Fife, Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland.

At South Queensferry you anchor just off shore, and will disembark from your ship by one of the ship's tenders and taken the short five-minute journey to the Hawes Pier. There our welcome team will point you in the direction of your excursion coach if you have pre-booked a tour, or give you advice on your plans for the day, and the different sorts of transport you can choose.

By rail

Dalmeny Station is situated in South Queensferry, a 10 minute walk up a set of steps. To plan your journey by rail, please click here or to find out more about the station facilities please click here.

By bus

Edinburgh Buses operate the 99X Cruiselink for direct (non stop) transfer to the city centre (St Andrew Square). Return fare £6, with a £9 fare allowing passengers to use other city buses on the network. For more information click here. A service 43/43X is the regular bus to South Queensferry, but the 99X is designed for cruise passengers and crew.


By air

Edinburgh Airport is the nearest airport to South Queensferry. It is about 15 minutes drive away.

Car parking

On ‘cruise ship days’ parking on the promenade is very restricted. Visitors can park outwith the restricted areas, either in the village or in the immediate area.

Private Tours

If you wish to organise a private tour, for yourself or for your party, please visit the

Private Tour link of the 'What is there to see' page.


Some taxi operators also provide private tours. Prices on application.

By taxi

For advance booking you may book a taxi or a private hire operator (both are regulated):