Transport

EMF Transportation Options
There are various options available to you for travel throughout the event weekend.

Saturday 30th May 2015
The EMF Hub is located at Dynamic Earth. This sits on the edge of Holyrood Park and is also near the start and finish location for the 5K, 10K and junior races.

On foot The EMF Hub is a 15 minute walk from the city centre. It is located at the foot of the Royal Mile, near the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace.

Cycling The EMF Hub is close to the National Cycle Network. For more information please visit www.sustrans.co.uk. Please note however that the races on the Saturday use some of the cycle network and therefore please be aware of races that may be ongoing at the time you are travelling.

By bus Dynamic Earth is served by Lothian Buses service 36 and Edinburgh Bus Tours. Lothian Buses service 35 also passes very close on the Canongate which is only a few minutes walk to the EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth. Please visit Lothian Bus website for more information. Both First and Lothian Buses operate local bus services to the city centre and close to the start area. Please note that some bus services are altered due to our event and full details are available at www.firstgroup.com.

By train The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley in the city centre. It is a 15 minute walk from the EMF hub.  Please note that there will be disruption between Falkirk and Edinburgh over EMF weekend - for more information please visit National Rail enquiries.

 

Sunday 31st May 2015
The start of the Edinburgh Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay is on Regent Road and London Road in the city centre. The race will finish at Pinkie St Peter's Primary School, Musselburgh, approximately 8 miles from Edinburgh city centre.

Getting to the start

On foot The races start on Regent Road and London Road. Your race instructions will tell you which one you will start at. Regent Road is a 5 minute walk from Princes Street and London Road is a 10 minute walk from Princes Street.

Cycling The race starts are close to the National Cycle Network. For more information please visit www.sustrans.co.uk

By bus Both First and Lothian Buses operate local bus services to the city centre and close to the start area. Please note that some bus services are altered due to our event and full details are available at www.firstgroup.com.  The First Bus services which are running are the X7, 106 & 124. There will be a replacement bus service operating between Cockenzie/Port Seton and Prestonpans between 05:30 and 18:00, allowing runners and spectators based here and at Seton Sands Caravan Park to be transported from the area.  They can then board public buses to the Start and Finish areas.

By train The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. It is a 5 minute walk from the Regent Road start and a 10 minute walk from the London Road Start.  Please note that there will be disruption between Falkirk and Edinburgh over EMF weekend - for more information please visit National Rail enquiries.

 

 

The Finish & getting back to Edinburgh City Centre after the race

By event shuttle bus 

There will be event shuttle buses operating for the Team Relay, Half Marathon and Full Marathon events for runners and spectators. You can buy your tickets to at www.edinburgh-marathon.com/?shop 

Park & ride EMF event buses operate between Newcraighall, Straiton and Sheriffhall Park & Ride sites, from which you can travel to the Start or Finish of the races. Wallyford Park & Ride is closed. Tickets and timetable information can be found at www.edinburgh-marathon.com/?shop

 

By Public Bus Services

First Bus operate bus services X7, 106 & 124 in this area. Lothian Buses operate services 26 & 44 between the finish area at Musselburgh and Edinburgh City Centre.

For more information please visit www.firstgroup.com or www.lothianbuses.com

 

By Train Services 

The nearest train stations are Musselburgh Train Station and Wallyford Train Station. They are both a 20 minute walk from the finish area. These trains will take you to Edinburgh Waveley.  For more information please visit www.firstgroup.com.

 

By Car 

There is no parking available in Musselburgh and restrictions are in place.  

Please plan your travel and use public transport or the EMF event shuttle buses above. Wallyford Park & Ride is closed.

Please DO NOT take your car to Musselburgh.

The continuing success of the event depends upon the support of the local community and sadly last year, despite parking restrictions being in place we experienced massive problems with runners and spectators parking illegally, blocking bus routes, residents driveways and even cars being abandoned on the pavements making it impossible for people using wheelchairs or parents with prams to use the pavement, instead being forced onto the open road to pass.

If you are parking anywhere over the event weekend, please do so legally and with respect to those who live in these areas, however please note that parking in Musselburgh and the surrounding area is restricted and for residents only.

Police Scotland, Edinburgh City Council, East Lothian Council and EMF organisers take this issue very seriously and the following measures will be in operation.

Please help us by planning your travel in advance of the event weekend and where possible, leave the car and choose one of the many transport options available.