You can get to Scotland from England by intercity bus, so you can save overnight at the hotel, as buses run both night and day, about seven times a day. The buses are comfortable, double-decker with reclining seats, air conditioning is working intensively inside the bus, so a warm jacket doesn’t hurt.
On a bus company’s website, such as Megabas: uk.megabus.com you can buy tickets at low prices. If you book in advance, the ticket price may be 13,9 USD = 10.10. GBP if you take it "for tomorrow", then the price may be 50,9 USD = 37 GBP already. The bus travels from 9 and a half hours to almost 11 hours. See the duration of the trip, as well as possible transfers on the site.
There are other bus companies. Use the search engine www.busbud.com and select the appropriate bus and price.
In order to travel around Scotland by bus, similar bus companies are used.
From Glasgow to Edinburgh a trip with Megabus costs 5 - 16 USD = 3.60 - 11.60 GBP for an hour and a half on the way . Buses run between these cities often, so it makes no sense to book in advance.
To the northern city Inverness the trip will cost from 16,8 USD = 12.20 GBP for 4 hours on the road. The buses departure fom Edinburgh every hour. Tickets can also be purchased at the bus station itself, credit cards and cash are accepted for payment.
If you want to explore the city lightly, then at the bus stations use individual lockers, A good choice of language on the screen, payment is only with coins. In Edinburgh, a small storage room for 12 hours costs 6,9 USD = 5. GBP a medium sized camera costs 8,9 USD = 6.5 GBP and 11 USD = 8 GBP for a large cell. When paying, a ticket is issued and for its loss a fine 8,3 USD = 6. GBP so take care of it.
Near storage chambers there are usually cells for charging phones, they are also paid, charging in 30 minutes will cost 2,1 USD = 1.5. GBP and in an hour 2,8 USD = 2. GBP At the stations, toilets are paid 0,41 USD = 0.30. GBP there is a turnstile. Also at the stations there are coin exchangers.
The stations are clean, under the supervision of cameras and with seats for waiting, there are vending machines for drinks and snacks. In Scotland, as well as throughout the UK for your type of outlet, take the appropriate adapter with you.
There is a good rail connection on the British island. Visit www.thetrainline.com on this site you can see the route, find out the fares of trains and compare them with buses.
So, for example, a trip from London to the capital of Scotland will last only 4 hours by train, but the ticket will cost from 78,4 USD = 57. GBP however, trains run in this direction almost every half hour.
From Edinburgh to Inverness you can get there in 3 and a half hours by paying a minimum of 32,3 USD = 23.50. GBP
To the city Terso the train ride will take about 8 hours and will cost 59,1 USD = 43. GBP
Train tickets can also be purchased at the station at the machine. In the photographs you can see the branching of the railway line and approximate prices for travel. For example, a 4-day pass including train and bus trips in Scotland costs 122,4 USD = 89. GBP You can see more detailed information on the website scotrail.co.uk . On the same site you can buy tickets and find interesting events in each city.
Not all cities have airports, the photo shows the cities where they are. The main attractions of the islands of Scotland are also marked there.
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Public transportation is provided by the Glasgow metro, trams in Edinburgh and buses.
Tram comfortable with low landing. To open the doors you need to press the button, there is an electronic board with the names of the stops. Very comfortable considering the Scottish accent.
To travel by tram you need to get a ticket in advance and have time to use it within 30 minutes.
If you use a travel card, then after validating it, you must take transport within 30 minutes.
A day ticket is valid for buses and trams costs 5,5 USD = 4 GBP (per child 2,8 USD = 2 GBP ) so if you plan to travel more than twice, then the ticket pays off on the third trip. Travel for a day including a trip to the airport 12,4 USD = 9 GBP adults and 6,2 USD = 4.50 GBP per child.
You can see all travel options on the company’s website edinburghtrams.com
The metro is represented by one circular line, the ticket can be purchased at the machine, you choose the type of trip and pay by credit card or cash.
In small towns, buses are the only transport for citizens. In the photographs, a stand near the stop with a detailed map of routes and bus numbers of the city of Dundee and the bus itself.
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