Take the bus from Edinburgh to Bo’ness
If you live in Edinburgh or are holidaying in the area, how about using the Bo’ness and Area Community Bus to visit us on weekdays and Saturdays and leave the car at home.
The bus runs from Edinburgh Waterloo Place to Bo’ness with stops in between and then back.
You can catch the C19 bus from Waterloo Place (opposite the Apex Waterloo Hotel) in the centre of Edinburgh to Bo’ness at 10.15, enjoy a comfortable ride to Bo’ness, arriving at the bus station at 11.27.
If you tell your driver you are visiting the Railway and Museum they can drop you at Bo’ness Station where you should buy your ticket at the Booking Office for the 12.10 steam train. Refreshments, including locally brewed real ale, are available to purchase on the train which is a return journey and gets back to Bo’ness at 13.14. The cost for the steam train is £10 Adults, £9 Concessions, £6 Child with under 5s free and a Family ticket for £28 (2ad and up to 3 children).
Then you can take in the Museum of Scottish Railways (£2 extra for adults and concessions, free for children) or browse in the gift shop and enjoy a bite to eat in the Station Buffet before you head back to the bus station (5 minutes walk from Bo’ness Station) for the bus which leaves at 14.30 getting you back to Edinburgh at 15.42.
The return bus fare is only £8.50 for adults, with children age 5-16 paying ½ that and National Concessionary Cards are free.
It is recommended you book your seat in advance on the bus. Phone or text 07376 980049.The full timetable is here.
Please also call this number for more information about special hires for groups to pick up and drop off at Bo’ness Station.
Please note this is not a service run by the SRPS and they cannot be held responsible for any operational difficulties. It is advised that you call the number above and check in advance of travel. Please also check Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway timetables here to ensure trains are running on your chosen day to visit.
“This hidden gem is only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The staff are really friendly and looked after us as we boarded a beautiful steam train, we saw heritage diesels too. The sights, smells and sounds really took us back in time. After a browse around the excellent Museum of Scottish Railways and a bite to eat in the Station Buffet we all agreed we would recommend it to everyone and we would definitely be back.”
Mr P Gray, Falkirk
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The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Operators of Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and Museum of Scottish Railways
Scottish Charity No. SC002375