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Train or bus to Edinburgh

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Train or bus to Edinburgh

Hi

We are arriving in Edinburgh on the 27th December around 10am. We are booked in at the Falkirk Travelodge but can't check in till late afternoon.

We thought we might leave our luggage in the car at the motel and take public transport into Edinburgh to and do the hop on hop off bus.

So how far away is the nearest bus/train stop to get to Edinburgh

Thanks

Keith

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1. Re: Train or bus to Edinburgh

The Falkirk Travelodge isn't really that close to anywhere, not even Falkirk. It is just off junction 5 of the M9 at a large roundabout which also takes you to Grangemouth. Your closest train station is probably at Polmont for a train into Edinburgh. Can't help you with buses but I imagine you will have to get into Falkirk, Polmont or Linlithgow, find somewhere to park and look for a bus stop. First Bus Group are the main service providers.

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2. Re: Train or bus to Edinburgh

You could leave your car at one of the free park and ride facilities - the one at Ingliston would be the most convenient for your onward journey. You can then get the bus into the centre of Edinburgh, do the hop on, hop off, back out to the car, and you'll be at the hotel in 20 minutes.

More info:

edinburgh.gov.uk/internet/…cec_park_and_rides

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3. Re: Train or bus to Edinburgh

Thanks for the advice, I had thought about the "park and rides' but was a bit concerned about leaving the luggage in a really public carpark.

I noticed the web site says they have ctv coverage does this inhibit thieves?

Keith

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