The Royal Highland Show is a great day out for all the family. It's packed with animals, entertainment, food, shopping and lots more!
There are several ways to get to the Royal Highland Show, so let's start by finding the easiest way to get you there!
For information on getting to the Royal Highland Centre by public transport from anywhere in Scotland, please visit Traveline Scotland.
If you are travelling from outside Scotland please visit GoEuro
From Edinburgh by Bus
Lothian Buses will operate a five star service, taking you directly to the Highland Showground East Gate entrance with dedicated bus services:
Service 97: a NEW service providing connections from Edinburgh Park Station and Edinburgh Gateway Station to the Royal Highland Show every 15 minutes on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th June, and every 30 minutes on Sunday 25th June. All buses are timetabled to connect with trains, making journey stress-free for visitors coming from Fife, the North and the West of Scotland.
Service 98: running every 5-10 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre to the Royal Highland Show, just outside the East Gate, service 98 is the best way to get to the Show. Buses will pick-up passengers at George Street (East End), Shandwick Place (stop SD), Haymarket (stop HH) and then all service 31 stops along the A8 to the showground.
Service N98: this is a Nightbus addition to facilitate attendees of the Show dance on the Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning with buses running frequently between the Royal Highland Show and Edinburgh City Centre from 01:30 to 02:15.
Travelling by bus is the easiest way to get to and from the Royal Highland Show and also helps to reduce congestion. Lothian Buses will have extra staff at key locations to help customers and make your travel experience smooth. Roads in the area will be busy so please allow some time to for you journey.
From West Lothian, Central Region, Glasgow and the West by bus/coach
First Bus No 38/A/B (also called the Royal Route) runs to the Royal Highland Centre and route numbers 20,21, 22 and 22A travel on the A8 beside the South Entrance to the Royal Highland Centre. More information can be found at First Bus, by phone 01324 602 200 or on Twitter @firstscotland
CityLink 900 buses from Glasgow/Edinburgh also stop outside the Royal Highland Centre. For Glasgow 900 and Citylinkair (Edinburgh Airport) service with Scottish Citylink for details of direct services visit Citylink Timetable or call 0871 266 3333
From the North by bus connecting Halbeath Park & Ride, Inverkeithing Train Station and Ferrytoll Park & Ride
Travelling from Fife to the Royal Highland Show -why not take the 747?
The Jet 747 route runs direct to Ingliston, every 20 mins, 7 days a week.
For quick access to the Show, without the hassle of finding a parking space, jump on the bus and get off at the stop at the junction of Glasgow Road and Ingliston Road. You can return from the same stop to save crossing the busy Glasgow Road, as the route circles Edinburgh Airport before returning to Fife.
Trams run from every 7 minutes between 06.18 and 22.48 and offer a consistent journey time of just 30 minutes into the city. Trams interchange with rail services at Edinburgh Gateway, Edinburgh Park, Haymarket and St Andrew Square (for Waverley). Other stops on the tram route include Murrayfield Stadium and Princes Street.
All trams are fully low floor and have dedicated spaces for wheelchairs. There are luggage racks located throughout the tram for large bags and suitcases.
Tram fares between Ingliston Park & Ride and City centre are:
Adult return £3.20
Child return £1.60
Family Ticket £8.50
The Tram stop nearest the Royal Highland Centre is Ingliston Park & Ride and is approximately a 10 minute walk to the Showground.
For information about planning your journey visit the Tram Journey Planner.
Please ensure you buy your ticket before you board the tram. For information about all types of tram ticket visit the Tickets Page.
Trains from West Lothian, Central Region, Glasgow (Queen St Lower) and the West, then short bus journey.
Edinburgh Park Station has many Scotrail services calling, from Glasgow Central and Queens St Lower, from Helensburgh, Stirling, Falkirk, Airdrie, Coatbridge etc. Exit at the north side of Edinburgh Park station and take the Lothian Buses Nos 63 (bound for Queensferry) or 20 (bound for Ratho), advise the driver you wish to alight at the Royal Highland Centre and walk to the Show's South Entrance.
Edinburgh Gateway Station by Gogar/The Gyle. This new station on the East Coast Line is now open.
Edinburgh Haymarket Station is one of the stops on the dedicated Show bus service (stop HH) immediately outside the station.
If however, you arrive at Edinburgh Waverley Station you must make your way to George Street east end by The Dome, to catch the 98 bus to the Royal Highland Centre.
If you chose to come to the Royal Highland Show via car, directions are given on AA signs on all major approaches.
Information on travelling to the Show by car can be found here.
Car Parking costs £8 per car per day and is payable by cash. Alternatively you can choose to purchase an advance prepaid car parking e-ticket from the ticket page.
Please be aware that due to the high volume of traffic, there may be some delays.
A tractor-trailer shuttle operates in the West Car Park when it starts to fill, to take visitors to and from the West Entrance.
Disabled Car Parking is strictly for those displaying a regulatory Blue Disabled Badge on approach to the Royal Highland Centre.
Over 180 flights connect Edinburgh to the rest of the UK and Europe each day and the Royal Highland Centre is just a ten-minute walk from the airport – flying is indeed a quick and convenient way to visit the show.
Flights from Europe and many UK airports such as Bristol, Cardiff, London, Southampton. Take the shuttle bus (small charge) from the terminal to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, which is beside the Royal Highland's Centre's North Entrance.
International Visitors coming to the Royal Highland Show
If you are attending the Royal Highland Show as an international visitor, we look forward to welcoming you.
At the International Visitor/ Business Centre located on 7th Avenue, you can enjoy complimentary refreshments whilst enjoying the lounge view of the Main Ring. Support staff are there to provide guidance and direction and you will receive a complimentary copy of the Show Guide. Business Centre meeting rooms are available for free hire and you can use the International Visitors Centre as a base during your visit to the Royal Highland Show.
Should you wish, you can obtain an International Visitors Badge to gain access to the exclusive RHASS Members’ Area.
Advance Price Tickets are available online. Once in the Showground there are no additional charges to hundreds of events and entertainment.
Travel partner for flights, accommodation and package tours: www.fieldfarmtours.co.uk
Accommodation from official tourism organisations:
http://www.visitscotland.com/guide/where-to-stay/ (select Edinburgh & Lothians)
The Royal Highland Show runs from Thursday 22nd June until Sunday 25th June 2017. You can choose to come to the Show on any day you like, as all tickets are single entry to any one Show Day.
Tickets and car parking can be purchased in advance or on the day.
Children Go Free - Children aged 15 or under will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult.
Students - All students should have a valid student card issued by their university and college. They may be asked to show these at the gates.
Disabled Visitors can purchase their admission ticket here. If you need a carer, they will be admitted free at the entrance gate.
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Advance Ticket Price
Adult (aged 16-59) £22.00 (single entry to any one Show Day)
Concessions (registered students or pensioners 60+) £19.00 (single entry to any one Show Day)
Gate Ticket Price
Adult (aged 16-59) £27.00 (single entry to any one Show Day)
Concessions (registered students or pensioners 60+) £22.00 (single entry to any one Show Day)
£8.00 per car per day
The Royal Highland Show offers something for everyone.