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Buses from Queensferry to Edinburgh - seven days a week

Stagecoach route 40/40A/40B runs a frequent service between Queensferry and Edinburgh seven days a week. Our buses are fitted with access to free Wi-Fi too!

Why you’ll love route 40/40A/40B

You’ll love our route 40/40A as it’s:

  • frequent – runs up to every fifteen minutes during the day
  • connected – get free Wi-Fi  on board
  • easy to spot – our specially branded buses are easy to recognise, so you won’t miss your bus

The route

Our route operates every day, from early morning until late in the evening. 

On Mondays to Saturdays buses run every:

  • fifteen minutes during the day
  • hour in the evenings 

On Sundays buses run every thirty minutes all day.

Our most popular journeys include:

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Travelling to/from

Journey time

Towards Edinburgh

From Edinburgh

Echline/Springfield area

35 minutes



Hopetoun Road/The Loan

40 minutes



Scotstoun Estate (peak)

59 minutes

40 or 40A

40 or 40A

Scotstoun Estate (off-peak)

46 minutes



Tesco (off-peak)

45 minutes

40 or 40A

40 or 40A

Dalmeny Station

39 minutes



Dalmeny Village

34 minutes



Download the 40/40A timetable.

Unfortunately, from Monday 5 June 2017, Stagecoach East Scotland will no longer operate route 40/40A/40B. 
More information on this decision can be found on our Service 40 Withdrawal Service Updates page.

Great value tickets

We offer a great range of money saving tickets for travel on our network.

You can buy single, return, daily and weekly tickets on board from the driver — you don’t need the exact fare, we give change! You can also buy tickets in advance either online or from our travel shops.

If you’re travelling regularly, you can get unlimited travel in your chosen travel zone when you buy a:

Tell us where you’re travelling from and to, so we can show you how much your ticket will cost.