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The Brand New Edinburgh Airport Express from Bright Bus – Fastest, Cheapest, Brightest

Bright Bus – Edinburgh’s brightest and friendliest tour operator – is excited to a launch a brand-new Airport Express between the city and Edinburgh Airport from Monday 1st January 2024.

Journeys to and from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre will now be even brighter, with buses running up to every 15 minutes, convenient stops and great value tickets. This new airport bus creates a seamless and enjoyable experience for customers, connecting with Bright Bus hop-on hop-off tours around the city centre and to and from the Royal Yacht Britannia.

The growth of Bright Bus continues after four successful years of developing a quality touring product across the nation’s capital, and the company believes serving the Airport is a natural next step to serve the thousands of tourists who use their hop on and hop off buses each year.

What Can Customers Expect?

Fast journeys: Airport Express is what says on the tin, with the quickest journey times of any public transport option between the city and the Airport.

Convenience at Every Stop: With conveniently located stops across the city centre, including an interchange at Waterloo Place between the hop-on, hop-off Bright Bus Tours services and other buses from the east and west; a stop right outside Waverley and Haymarket Station for rail connections; two stops along Princes Street as well as at Shandwick Place – with two calling points at Murrayfield and Edinburgh Zoo – Bright Bus Airport Express brings the airport closer to you.

Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff: The Bright Bus team are dedicated to making your travel experience great, whether you have questions about your journey, need assistance with luggage, or would just like some friendly tips about Edinburgh.  All colleagues have enjoyed a customer-centric BrightBus training programme, will be decked out in our ‘cant miss it’ orange uniform and name badges. We aim to deliver the friendliest bus service in Edinburgh!

Great Value Tickets: Get there cheaper with £4 single, £6.50 return between the city and airport, plus weekly passes at £20 ideal for commuters. We are also offering a range of combo tickets including our City and Britannia tours, as well as a weekly ‘holiday package’ Experience Edinburgh option. Whether you’ll be travelling for business, leisure or are working at the Airport, Bright Bus Airport Express is your faster, cheaper and brighter way to go!

Alex Hornby, Group Managing Director, said: “We’re always looking at new ways to give our customers great public transport connections and develop our Bright Bus leisure product further. Bright Bus has been a great success for us and we are keen to spread the magic of this start-up, friendly brand across the city, so incoming visitors and locals alike can reap the benefits of cheaper, faster, brighter and more sustainable travel options to and from Edinburgh Airport. The whole team is thrilled to be launching Bright Bus Airport Express and growing public transport usage across the city.”

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