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Inspiring Day Trips - Edinburgh | Stagecoach | Bus Travel

Day Trips from Edinburgh by Bus

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Starting your journey in Edinburgh, but want to see a bit more of Scotland? Grab your coat and your camera and take a look at our inspiration for fun days out in the area. All of the suggested destinations are easy to reach by bus, making exploring East Scotland using public transport really simple. Many of our bus and coach services feature free WiFi and device charging points on board, so it's easy to get those Instagram snaps posted! All of our services accept contactless payments too.

The full details of which service you'll need to use for your trip, suggested travel times and ideas of things to do are all in the itineraries below.


Exploring near Edinburgh

There's something for everyone, all less than 2.5 hours from Edinburgh.


St Andrews Old Course

Golf, High Tea and History in St Andrews

Take a day out in beautiful St Andrews, home of the world-famous Old Course.

Discover the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Castle. Visit the British Golf Museum and try out “The Himalayas” putting green.


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Perth Museum

Peace and Quiet in Perth

For a change of pace, hop on a bus to peaceful Perthshire.

Visit Perth Museum & art gallery to learn about the area’s history. Take a walk along the riverside, complete with a picnic at North Inch (park) or lunch at one of the many great local cafés.


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Discovering Dunfermline & South Fife

Dunfermline and South Fife have lots to see and do for all ages.

Explore the Historic Quarter and see Dunfermline Abbey and the ruins of Dunfermline Palace. Take a walk through fairy-tale Pittencrieff Park and visit Deep Sea World in nearby Rosyth.

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Fife Coastal path

A Day on the Fife Coastal Path

Walk from St Monans to Anstruther and see the sights of the East Neuk.

Explore picturesque St Monans and stop for an ice cream in Pittenweem. Visit the Anstruther Fishing Museum and then grab some famous fish and chips from the Anstruther Fish Bar.


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Other Inspiration


Terrific Tayside

Are you planning a visit to Dundee next? We've got some great ideas for days out.

Days Out Around Dundee


North of the Wall

Take a look at what North Scotland has to offer!

The world's only Whisky Trail

Orkney bus travel


Wild Wild West!

Have you got plans to see Scotland's West Coast next? Here are some fantastic journeys you won't want to miss out on.

Isle of Arran

Craig Tara Holiday Park


Elsewhere Online

The Visit Scotland website contains a huge amount of information on places to visit across the country, including places to stay, places to eat and so much more.