Traveling within the city can be done by either local bus, driving or taxi.
Several local bus companies exist, the best selection coming from Lothian Regional Transport (LRT) who operate to nearly all regions within the city. Fares are some of the cheapest available costing between 45p to £1.40, which are paid with exact change on entering the bus. Lothian Regional Transport have a travel shop giving information on services and fares, it can be found at ;
27 Hanover Street, Edinburgh
If driving into the centre of Edinburgh limited on-street parking is available. Places are charged at premium rates however (approx. 80p-£1.20 per hour), all areas are signposted.
A cheaper and safer option is to use an off-street car park. There are currently 20 off-street car parks situated around the centre of Edinburgh providing up to 4,200 parking spaces. Average prices are approximately £1.00 for 2 hours up to a maximum stay of 24 hours costing between £6.00 to £12.00.
Of the car parks the main ones included in the cityís parking
guidance signposting system are as follows;
If taxi is your choice many local taxi companies are available within the Edinburgh area, most offer a 24-Hour 7 day a week service. Within the city distinctive black cabs can be found at marked taxi ranks (approx. £5.00 for a two mile journey). A slightly cheaper alternative is to use one of the private taxi operators. Some of the main companies are as follows;
Lothian Regional Council have set up an information centre for further information on the cityís bus and train services. They are situated at ;
2 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh
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