Getting to the Mela

How to get from Edinburgh Festival Camping to The Mela


The Mela is on Leith Links with the main entrance just off Duncan Place, by the children’s play area. Postcode EH6 8HW.


By Bus: 49 min


No 21 goes straight to the Leith Links , the other routes are just a few minutes walk.

20 / 21 / 21A / 21C / 22 / X19 / X20 / X22 / X385

Mon-Sun: 7:30 AM–10:30 PM · every 20 min



By Tram: 30 Mins Tram time, 17 mins bus time ( or 35 mins walk)


You can take Edinburgh’s tramline – direct from Ingliston Park & Ride (if driving from EFC) , or from the Airport stop (if walking from EFC), to  St Andrews Square or Princes Street , from there you can catch the 25 bus direct to Leith Links.  Trams run from 6.15am heading into the city, with the last tram returning from the city at 11.30pm.

Trams Run every 8 – 10 minutes Monday to Saturday & every 12 – 15 minutes on a Sunday.

Download your tram guide here


Tram to Leith Links



By Car: via Glasgow Rd/A836 min 10.0 miles 25 min without traffic


Parking around the Mela site is limited. As part of their commitment to Greening the Mela, you are encouraged to consider taking sustainable transport to this year’s festival.


From Glasgow Rd

Head east on Glasgow Rd/A8 towardIngliston Rd

Follow Maybury Rd/A902, A90 and A902 to Great Jct St/A901

15 min (6.8 mi)

Turn left onto Maybury Rd/A902

0.7 mi

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay onMaybury Rd/A902

0.8 mi

Continue to follow A90 , Slight right onto Queensferry Rd/A90

1.9 mi

Slight left onto Telford Rd/A902

1.2 mi

At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Ferry Rd/A902

2.3 mi

Turn right onto Great Jct St/A901

0.4 mi

Continue straight onto Duke St

0.2 mi

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Vanburgh Pl

44 ft

Continue onto Hermitage Pl

0.2 mi

Destination will be on the left


EFC to MELA by car


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