Plan your travel well in advance of the event and aim to arrive at the start/finish in Holyrood Park before around one hour before you are due to run. This will ensure you have plenty of time to familiarise yourself with the facilities, relax and properly prepare for the run.
Please note that there is no parking available at the start/finish area in Holyrood Park so give yourself plenty of time to walk to the start area.
Details of car parks in Edinburgh are available by visiting the City of Edinburgh Council website
and following the links for transport and then parking.
Need a ride to the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run? Have a look at goCarShare. If you're driving to the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run and have spare seats why not get your car seats earning money and share the journey. Need a lift? No problem! Search for someone who will drive you to your destination. The cost? goCarSharing is virtually always the cheapest way to travel. Visit goCarShare Bupa Great Edinburgh Run page to find or share a lift
Edinburgh is served by an excellent public transport system; visit www.lothianbuses.co.uk
for information of bus routes, timetables and fares around the city.
Edinburgh Waverly train station is only a ten minute walk from the start/finish area in Holyrood Park. For details of train timetables and fares please visit www.thetrainline.com.
Unscheduled works may change scheduled train times so please check websites a few days prior to the event.
For those travelling to the event by bicycle there will be an area designated for bike parking within the main site. There will be security staff patrolling the site but the organisers will not be responsible for your bike during the event.
Edinburgh is a fantastic city with fantastic shops, galleries, museums, restaurants, cafes and bars so why not make a weekend of it and avoid the rush on Sunday morning by checking into one of the many city centre hotels.
For more information about accommodation in Edinburgh go to www.visitscotland.com.
Make a day of it
There is loads to see and do in Edinburgh so instead of rushing off after you have run, why not stay and make a day of it? Within a few minutes walk of the start/finish area in Holyrood park are some of Edinburgh’s most popular tourist attractions including The Palace of Holyrood House, Our Dynamic Earth, The Edinburgh Dungeon and Edinburgh Castle. To find out more about the wealth of attractions, shops, restaurants and sporting facilities go to www.visitscotland.com.