2. Getting to the MoonWalk Scotland

  1. Where is the MoonWalk Scotland
  2. Travel by Public Transport
  3. Walking or Cycling to the MoonWalk
  4. Driving to the MoonWalk
  1. Where is the MoonWalk Scotland

    The MoonWalk Scotland is an overnight marathon, with Volunteers needed from Saturday afternoon all the way through till Sunday morning. Public transport and other services during the early hours of the morning can be working on a reduced schedule, so we encourage everyone to plan their journey in advance and always check before you travel. 

    Please see below for more information on the best way to travel to the MoonWalk Scotland. We will be sure to update this page if any changes or alterations are made to public transport on the day of the event. 

    MoonWalk Scotland is located in Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH8 8AS. Whilst our Start and Finish area will still be on Holyrood, our Meeting Area, Volunteer Hub, Bag Store and Recovery Space will be just a few minutes away at Dynamic Earth.

    Take a look at this map.

    We advise all Volunteers to travel to Dynamic Earth via public transport to avoid congestion in the area.

  2. Travel by Public Transport


    If you are flying into Edinburgh there is an express bus service from the airport to the city centre which runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Airlink 100 terminates at Waverley Bridge, near the mainline station and tickets can be bought from a desk at the bus stop or on the bus itself.

    Please see www.edinburghairport.com for further information.

    There is also a Tram that runs from Edinburgh Airport to St Andrews Square just outside Waverly Station. The Airport Tram stop is located right outside the main terminal next to the plaza. 

    Please see https://edinburghtrams.com/ for further information.


    The main station in Edinburgh and the most convenient one for transport connections to Dynamic Earth is Waverley Station, located in the city centre. From there it is just 0.8 miles to The MoonWalk Scotland.

    Most public transport does not run through the night. Indeed all mainline stations will also not have trains until later in the morning.


    Lothian Bus Number 35 runs through Edinburgh and stops at the Scottish Parliament Building on Canongate Road, which is a 6-minute walk to Dynamic Earth.

    Please see https://www.lothianbuses.com/ for further information.

    There are some Night Buses available which run throughout the night.

    Check out the different options available... here!


    Taxis are plentiful from Waverley Station, either from the main concourse or if queues are long, there is another taxi rank on Waverley Bridge. Estimated journey time, 10 minutes depending on the volume of traffic.

    If you need a taxi when you have finished Volunteering, they will also be found on Queen’s Drive.

    Plan your journey - here!

  3. Walking or Cycling to the MoonWalk


    If you are feeling fit and ready to go, walking may be a good option! It will take around 15 to 20 minutes to walk from Waverley Station depending on your walking speed.


    We have bike parking available. If you would like to reserve a place, please email us by 24th August 2024.

  4. Driving to the MoonWalk

    Travel by Car or Coach

    Please be aware that there will be NO car or coach parking in Holyrood Park or at Dynamic Earth at any time.

    There is also no waiting, if you are traveling in a coach your driver must stay with the coach whilst everyone gets off. Your coach company or driver must make their own arrangements for parking.

    If you need to park in Edinburgh, please use the NCP car parks as there is little street parking in the area. The closest NCP car park is Edinburgh Holyrood Road, EH8 9UL.

    Please see https://www.ncp.co.uk/ for more information, and to book a space in advance.

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