Public Transport


  • Newbridge is served by Lothian Buses 63 between Queensferry and Hermiston Park and Ride as well as some McGill’s/First Bus services to West Lothian and Fife on the A89,
  • Ratho Station is served by McGill’s/First Bus to Linlithgow/Falkirk and Livingston as well as Lothian Buses 63 and McGill’s 20 to and from Ratho Village.
  • Gogar was formerly served by Horsburgh services 40 between St John’s Hospital and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh but these were withdrawn in October 2023.
  • Ratho Village:  Following the introduction of the trams on 1 June 2014 the 12/X12 was withdrawn and replaced by service 20, presently run by McGill’s.  This service, subsidised by the City Council, takes bus users via Ratho Station, Gyle Centre and Edinburgh Park,  via Ingliston Park and Ride.  This is seen as a retrograde step, ignoring the needs of residents who work in  Corstorphine or in the City Centre.  A review was  promised within 6 months though no improvement has ever been offered in the intervening years.  In recent years the frequency was reduced from half-hourly to hourly, and even this service is erratic.  A new contract for the supported bus service  was to be let in 2023.  In spite of proposals proposed by the Ratho Bus Users Group no improvement has been offered by the City Council.
  • The current operator for Ratho Village is McGill’s, running between Ratho, Gyle Centre and Hermiston Gait, as an hourly service. The service goes on to Asda at Chesser during peak times.
  • Horsburgh service 40 connecting Ratho to East CalderLivingston and St. Johns Hospital in one direction and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in the other direction  was withdrawn in  October 2023.
  • Nearest railway station is at Edinburgh Gateway (with the tram); there are others at  Curriehill (Edinburgh ~ Glasgow Central line), Edinburgh Park (bus and tram interchange) and South Gyle.