Bus to the Western General

It has long been a serious complaint that there is no direct bus from Leith to the Western General Hospital. The situation for Leith Links residents has got even worse since the 21 was rerouted away from Restalrig Road. If you have to take 2 buses, here’s two ways to avoid Crewe Toll and busy Princes Street bus stops:


Take a No. 1 bus from Leith Links (now increased in frequency to every 15 minutes) to London Road (Brunton Road stop, first stop after the top of Easter Road, outside the new Herringbone cafe). Change there to a No. 19 which goes to the Western.

or, 2

NEW There is also a green and white East Coast Bus No. 113 which now goes right into the Western. You can get a 34 bus heading into town from Leith Links and change on to the 113 on London Road at the Abbeyhill stop before Easter Road (colonies, Red Kite cafe, bike shop) as the 113 turns up Montrose Terrace. Lothian Buses passes, Day Ticket etc. are valid on East Coast buses.