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bus route etc

Hi guys,

whats the bus route like from the holiday inn zoo to the playhouse like, in terms of timespan, cost and roadworks? Is it approx 3miles?

cheers

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1. Re: bus route etc

£1.40 and during rush hour will take about 30 mins. 20 on a good run.

3 miles sounds about right.

Edited: 6:20 am, November 19, 2012
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2. Re: bus route etc

any idea on bus number/s and whats the best route driving to the omni centre green multi with roadworks everywhere from the HI zoo.

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3. Re: bus route etc

I'm a bit confused about whether you're getting the bus or driving. If you're driving, do yourself a favour and don't park in the mullti storey if you're going to the Playhouse.

When it comes ou, you have hundreds of people queuing up to pay at the car parking ticket machine. It can take ages.

There's plenty of on-street parking 5 minutes walk away

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not sure how we are travelling yet. depends on weather, any idea taxi cost?

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26 bus will take you within a few feet. Taxi will cost you between 12 and 15 GBPs

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6. Re: bus route etc

There are three buses go past the zoo - the 12, 26, 31

The 12 or 26 will take you to Leith Street, and the Playhouse

You can check routes, timings here:

lothianbuses.com/timetables-tickets-maps

The timings take account of roadworks. You are more likely to be delayed slightly by evening rush-hour than by the roadworks, which are a known quantity.

The buses try to stick to timetable, which would be about 35 mins. They'd rush into town if late, of course.

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cheers

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26 is the most frequent of all the buses especially if your trip is a Saturday or Sunday. I definitely wouldn't want to take a car. Makes the journey a lot more stressful! There's a bus tracker service as well so you can see when the next bus is due.

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Bus 26 - from the Zoo buses will be going towards Tranent or Seton Sands but you can take either. Have exact fare ready (£1.40) as no change is given.

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Is this a return or day ticket