Open to general traffic, subject to normal motorway restrictionsRoad User Guide
Due to essential works the West footpath is currently closed. The East footpath/cycleway is open for cyclists and pedestrians.Access Restrictions
The Forth Bridges span the Firth of Forth and link the communities of North and South Queensferry. We know that every year, thousands of people make a special journey to visit the bridges and we want this to work as smoothly as possible for you. For a stress-free journey, please use the information below.
Travel to the historic towns of North and South Queensferry, from which the footpaths on the Forth Road Bridge can be accessed.
Travel to North Queensferry Station or Dalmeny Station (for South Queensferry). ScotRail services stop at these stations.
The M90 is the motorway that crosses the Queensferry Crossing. Parking is available outside the Forth Bridges Contact and Education Centre, EH30 9SF.
There are regular bus services to both North and South Queensferry from Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport and Dunfermline. A number of bus services stop at the south end of the Forth Road Bridge, South Queensferry town centre, North Queensferry town centre and/or the Ferrytoll Park and Ride just a 4-minute taxi ride from North Queensferry.
North and South Queensferry both link into the National Cycle Network in Scotland and can be accessed via Route 1 or Route 76. For details please visit the Sustrans website. The east footpath on the Forth Road Bridge is normally open to cyclists, except in high winds.
Edinburgh International Airport, with regular domestic and international flights, is approximately 7 miles south of the Forth bridges.