It’s easy to visit Queensferry. We have great transport links to Fife, Edinburgh and the central belt of Scotland.
By road: Queensferry sits next to the A90, a major road which connects to the motorway network and puts you in easy reach of major Scottish cities. Use services like Google maps to plan your journey. If your car has Sat Nav, use the postcode EH30 9PP to reach the High Street in the centre of town.
By foot/bike: Queensferry is on the National Cycle Route (route 1) which passes through the town on it’s way from Edinburgh to Fife. Queensferry is also on the John Muir Way - the long-distance trail passing through central Scotland. Look out for the blue direction signs and the purple John Muir signs to help guide you.
By bus: There are regular bus connections to Edinburgh and the wider local area by Lothian Country, Lothian Buses and Stagecoach. Plan your journey using the Traveline Scotland website - or download the Traveline app.
Cruise passengers and other visitors can catch the Lothian Bus x99 directly outside the Hawes Pier. £6 return to Edinburgh at St Andrews Square, regular service on cruise visit days.
By train: Our local railway station is called Dalmeny, at the edge of Queensferry. Frequent trains connect the station with the national rail network and fare and timetable information is available at www.nationalrail.co.uk or https://www.thetrainline.com/
By Taxi: Local Taxis are available. Please see our directory for contact numbers.
By air: Edinburgh International Airport is approx 15-20 mins taxi ride or Stagecoach 747 bus.
By river: The Hawes pier acts as a landing port for cruise ship passengers via tenders and a launch for boat trips. Queensferry Harbour and Port Edgar Marina accommodate other vessels and berthing.
FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND
It’s easy to find your way around our compact town centre. You can also download a PDF version of our visitors’ map to view on your preferred device during your trip. It’s packed with useful information to help you enjoy your time in Queensferry. You can also pick up a paper copy from venues around the town. To the east of Hawes Pier there is Bankhead Steading which houses The Ferry Brewery with tours and Reborn In A Barn, to the west take a stroll along the High Street, discover the history, try the shops, cafes and restaurants and carry along past the nearly 600 year old Priory Church to the Port Edgar Marina.
PARKING IN THE TOWN
There is plenty of parking around the town - but it can get busy at peak times, so consider using public transport. Parking is generally free - although there are charges for on-street parking in the town centre. The promenade on Newlands Road, the Hawes Brae (B924 to the east of the Hawes Pier), The Binks car park and the Forth Road Bridge car park are all free parking.
The town welcomes buses and visitors for cruise liners. To accommodate them, areas of parking around the Hawes Pier at the seafront are closed off on specific days. Please look out for signs. You can also find out listings for future liner visits (resulting in parking restrictions) on the Cruise Forth website.
53 High Street, South Queensferry