Travelling to Peebles

By Road

You'll find Peebles and the Scottish Borders is easy to reach from every direction, with major routes from all directions touching its boundaries. Leave behind the motorways and ring roads and in a little over 30 minutes by car from Edinburgh you will reach Peebles. Around an hour from Glasgow, Newcastle and Carlisle you'll discover the true beauty of the Scottish borders and Peebles. Traffic free roads and quiet country lanes reveal new breathtaking vistas which change with the seasons, the weather and the light.

The four major trunk roads leading to and within the Borders are; the A1 in the East the A7 and A68 in the central Borders and also the A697 from the South. There are many minor roads that lead to other areas within the region, which are within easy reach of one another.

Parking in Peebles

There is plenty of parking in and around Peebles, please see the map in the centre of this guide for details.


By Bus

The region's bus service operator is First Edinburgh and it links all the major towns within the Borders. National Express links the Borders to Newcastle.

By bus from Edinburgh

The journey to Peebles takes a little under one hour from Edinburgh and is operated by First Edinburgh Bus Transport.

The bus route 62a & b runs approximately every 30 minutes (please check at time of planning your journey) Please contact Visitor Information Centres for times and routes.