Connect Festival is located at The Royal Highland Centre (RHC) just outside Edinburgh City Centre, so it’s easy to get to the festival with minimal carbon footprint.
The Festival Shuttle (Lothian Buses 98) runs from Edinburgh city centre straight to the entrance of Connect throughout the day.
The service runs via North St David Street with pick up points at Shandwick Place, Haymarket and along the A8 with an approx. journey time of 30 minutes.
To get to Connect via the Festival Shuttle (Lothian Buses 98), the first bus from the city centre is at 11:30am running every 30 minutes until 1pm and then every 15-20minutes from 1pm until 5pm.
To get back to Edinburgh after Connect via the Festival Shuttle (Lothian Buses 98), the first bus will leave Connect at 7pm running every 30 minutes until 11pm.
We’ll make sure you get connected with chartered bus services from all major Scottish cities.
Happy Bus are running services from various locations across Scotland to get you to and from Connect. This service should be pre-booked at www.happybus.co.uk.
The Airlink 100, Skylink 200 & 300 and First Bus services 20 & 63 all run regularly and drop off close to the Royal Highland Centre.
Citylink operates services from across the country that drop off on the nearby on the A8 nearby the Royal Highland Centre www.citylink.co.uk
Mega Bus run services from across the country, dropping off in Edinburgh Bus Station where you can onward travel via the Festival Shuttle uk.megabus.com
This low-emission option takes you to Ingliston Park & Ride, which is only around a 25-minute walk to Connect.
There will be a free shuttle to/from Ingliston Park & Ride throughout the day and at night. https://www.lothianbuses.com/special-services-connect-music-festival-26-28-august/
The tram services has been extended and will now run until approx. 23:50 each night of the festival from Ingliston.
If you are being picked up/dropped off by private car or taxi, please head for the Royal Highland Centre and follow the signage to the dedicated pick up/drop off point. Car parking must be pre-booked from here.
Scotrail run services from across Scotland to Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket. From there, pick up the Festival Shuttle (Service 98) Lothian Bus which will drop you at the festival site www.scotrail.co.uk
The Royal Highland Centre is situated adjacent to Edinburgh Airport.
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 travelling along Fairview Road.