It’s easy getting to BT Murrayfield. Not only is it a 30-minute walk from the west end of Princes Street, but it’s well served by buses, trams and trains from all over the City and across Scotland, from the Airport, Park & Ride sites and local train stations.
Getting to BT Murrayfield on Foot
BT Murrayfield is approximately a 45-minute walk from Edinburgh city centre e.g. (Waverely Station). From Princes Street head onto Shandwick Place (A8) which leads on to Atholl Place, then onto Haymarket Terrace. Continue on the A8 until Roseburn Street and turn left (at the Roseburn Bar). There are a range of shops, bars and restaurants along the route, including the Murrayfield Bar, just past Roseburn Street which is also popular with rugby fans.
Please note, the walking route post-match may change due to crowd control measures.
After the match: Pedestrian Management around Haymarket
To ensure pedestrian safety and to minimise traffic disruption, pedestrian movement will be safely managed around the Haymarket area following the match.
Those heading back into the city centre or Haymarket Station may experience delays due to the width available for the number of supporters heading along this corridor. Alternative routes back to the city centre are available via Magdala Crescent, Coates Gardens or Rosebery Crescent. Access into Haymarket Station will be managed across the tram tracks. Trams will still be running so please be patient and take advice from the stewards and Police who are there to ensure your safety.
Unlike previous fixtures there will be NO route back to the city centre/Haymarket Station via Balbirnie Place/Haymarket Yards. Pedestrians heading along Russell Road will be directed to Dalry Road as an alternative route back to the City Centre. Please note that these diversions will not add any significant length onto your route and will have no affect to your journey times as delays to pedestrian movement will be reduced. Please note these measures are introduced for your own safety and the safety of other road users. Further assistance and instruction will be given to those patrons travelling by rail as they near Haymarket Station.
Getting to BT Murrayfield by Bus
Lothian Buses run several routes throughout the city that service BT Murrayfield.
- from Edinburgh City Centre
Services 1, 3, 12, 22, 25, 26, 30, 31 or 33
- from Hermiston Park & Ride ((A71 close to M8, A720)
- from Livingston
- from Edinburgh Airport
Airlink 100 to BT Murrayfield and the City Centre
- Single tickets:£1.70 (adult) or £0.80 (child)*
- Day tickets:£4.00 (adult) or £2.00 (child)*
- Airlink tickets: Adult single £4.50, Adult return £7.50, Child single £2.00, Child return £3.00
*additional zonal fares apply on services X27/X28.
NOTE: Adult fares on Lothian buses can be paid by contactless. If you are paying by cash, please note that buses operate an exact fare system, which means the driver cannot give you change.
- Buses will be busy, so please allow extra time for your journey.
- Real time travel information and help is available on the Lothian Bus Twitterfeed and you can plan your journey on their app.
- There will be diversions in place after the game. Please be aware of these for your onwards travel plans.
First Bus services 23, 24 and 38 stop on Corstorphine Road, on the north side of BT Murrayfield.
The Scottish Citylink 900 Service from Glasgow will stop on Corstorphine Road, on the north side of BT Murrayfield.
Getting to BT Murrayfield by Tram
Edinburgh Trams run a fast, frequent service to the entrance of BT Murrayfield stadium from Edinburgh Airport, Ingliston Park & Ride, Edinburgh Gateway, Edinburgh Park Station, Haymarket Station and St Andrew Square tram stop, just a short walk from Waverley Station.
On matchdays or during major events extra trams run to provide extra capacity. All trams are fully low floor and have dedicated spaces for wheelchairs. Murrayfield tram stop is fully accessible with lift facilities to street level.
Tickets must be purchased before boarding trams using the ticket machines at tram stops or on the Transport for Edinburgh App. Day return tickets cost just £3.20 within the City Zone or £8.50 from the Airport, please have your ticket ready for inspection at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop.
For more details see www.edinburghtrams.com
Getting to BT Murrayfield by Train
Waverley Station is Edinburgh’s main railway station and the second biggest in Scotland, with services from all over Scotland the rest of the UK. It is situated right in the heart of the city and is a short bus, tram or taxi ride from BT Murrayfield.
Situated at the west end of the city-centre, Haymarket Station serves the west of Scotland, Fife and the north. It is a 20/30-minute walk to BT Murrayfield, or one stop on the tram.
Get live train info via the @ScotRail Twitter feed, or text ‘ScotRail’ to 86688 to download the app. Here are ScotRail’s top five tips for taking the train to Scotland’s big games:
- Buy your ticket before you board. You’ll need a valid ticket for travel and checks will be in place at many stations – including Haymarket.
- Check your train times. Remember to leave plenty of time to catch any connecting services that you need.
- Listen up! We’ll have extra staff on the ground to help things go smoothly. To help them help you, please listen to their instructions.
- Download the ScotRail app. You can use it to buy tickets, check train times, and see live service information.
- Don’t leave it too late – there will be queuing systems at key stations before and after the game. Services will be busy, and you might not be able to board your first choice of train.
Travelling to Dunbar, North Berwick or the Borders after the game?
Trains to/from these areas start/terminate at Edinburgh Waverley, and so don’t stop at Haymarket Station. As the closest station to BT Murrayfield, Haymarket Station will be very busy after the match and so you may find it easier to go straight to Waverley Station (by bus, tram, taxi or on foot) rather than trying changing trains. For more information, visit www.scotrail.co.uk/sport
Getting to BT Murrayfield using Park & Ride
FROM THE NORTH
Ferrytoll Park & Ride
A90, Inverkeithing, KY11 1LN
Just north of the Forth Road Bridge in Fife, this site has 1,040 spaces (37 disabled), parking is free and vehicles can be left overnight at no charge. The car park is open at all times, with the building open Monday-Saturday 6am-midnight, and Sunday, 9am-7pm.
If you intend to leave your vehicle overnight, please park in the multi-storey car park and provide details of your vehicle registration to the duty supervisor (in the facilities building). There is no direct bus route between Ferrytoll park and ride and BT Murrayfield Stadium, but there are regular buses into the city centre for connecting services. The following bus services operate between Ferrytoll and Edinburgh:
Stagecoach services X54, X55, X59, X61 and X62
FROM THE NORTH & WEST
Ingliston Park & Ride
2 Eastfield Road, Newbridge, EH28 8LS
Located just off the A8/Edinburgh Airport junction, the site has 1,085 spaces (46 disabled) and offers free parking.
The site is served by Edinburgh Trams with its direct service to BT Murrayfield, the City Centre and Edinburgh Airport. It is also served by Lothian Buses service 35 which operates through the City Centre and on to Ocean Terminal. Parking is not permitted between 2-4am.
FROM THE WEST
Hermiston Park & Ride
Riccarton Mains Road, Currie, Midlothian, EH14 5PX
Near Heriot-Watt University campus, the site has 450 spaces (22 disabled) and parking is free (maximum vehicle height 1.9m/6ft 3in). Parking is available 24 hours a day. Parking overnight for up to three nights. Lothian Bus service 25 serves Hermiston and stops at Saughton and Gorgie, a ten-minute walk to the south of the stadium.
FROM THE SOUTH & EAST
Sheriffhall Park & Ride
Old Dalkeith Road, Dalkeith, EH22 1FF
Accessed by the A1, the A7 and A68 main roads, the site has 561 spaces (15 disabled) and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and parking is free. Lothian Buses service 33 calls at Sheriffhall and stops on Gorgie Road, a ten-minute walk to the south of the stadium.
Wallyford Park & Ride
A199, Haddington Road, Musselburgh, EH21 8JX
Off the A1, the site has 300 spaces (13 disabled) and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and parking is free. There is no direct bus route between Wallyford park and ride and BT Murrayfield Stadium, but there are regular buses into the city centre for connecting services.
FROM THE SOUTH
Straiton Park & Ride
Straiton Road, Straiton, EH20 9NW
Just off the Edinburgh City Bypass, the site has 600 spaces (37 disabled) and parking is free. Maximum vehicle height is 1.9m (6ft 3in) and it’s open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. There is no direct bus route between Straiton park and ride and BT Murrayfield Stadium, but there are regular buses into the city centre for connecting services.