Welcome to Edinburgh (Leith)

Port of Leith, your gateway to Edinburgh, located 15 minutes from the city centre

Your cruise ships will be in the very best of company when they berth at the Port of Leith. We are delighted to provide a berth for the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is now permanently moored as a five-star visitor attraction since she retired from her regal duties in 1997.

Cruise Schedules

Key Port Facilities:

Location: 55° 59′ N 003° 11′ W

Number of Berths: 2

Max L.O.A.* 210m Beam 30m

Max Draughts: 9.7m**

  • Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • The Leith Cruise Terminal is only 3 miles away from Edinburgh city centre
  • 2 miles from Edinburgh Castle
  • 15 minutes from Waverley Rail Station with access to the national rail network
  • Car parking facilities adjacent to the terminal
  • River anchorages available – see Newhaven
  • 10 miles from Edinburgh Airport

Nearby Transport Links

With 2.5 million people – or half the population of Scotland – living within 2 hours of Scotland’s Capital, Edinburgh is well served by its international airport, railway stations and road network.

Edinburgh is located at the heart of the Scottish motorway network and has excellent road connections to other parts of Scotland and the rest of the UK. There are motorway links via the M8 to Glasgow and the west of Scotland; the M9 to Stirling and central Scotland; the M90 to Fife and Perth (with further links via the A9 to Inverness and the Highlands and the A90 to Dundee, Aberdeen and the north-east).

Leith is the ancient port of Edinburgh and is now integrated into the city.

From your ship it is an easy walk into the nearby shopping centre, or to see one of the most popular attractions The Royal Yacht Britannia.

Taxis will be waiting on the quayside, just beyond the terminal building. Some cruise operators offer a shuttle service to the city centre by coach. There are no rail connections in Leith, and your nearest station is Edinburgh Waverley.

Bus services run frequently into the city centre.

It is also possible to walk into Leith, exploring the many shops and eateries.