The Scottish capital has been praised in the annual ESP Group Easy Travel Index (ETI) for its strong public transport, bringing it out on top for a third year running.
Birmingham was named the best for ease of long-distance travel, due to its many train stations and links across the whole country. It pushed Edinburgh down to second place, with Swansea, Liverpool and Oxford coming equally third.
Dr Steve Cassidy, managing director of ESP Group, said: "Edinburgh has excelled itself once again, maintaining pole position in the rankings which is testament to the strong, integrated transport networks it continues to develop. Our latest Easy Travel Index demonstrates that high proportions of travellers feel routes and timetables can often make local and long-distance travel difficult. Numerous people in cities across the UK aren't finding travel options easy due to a variety of network challenges, difficulties with interactions, touchpoints and the overall service offering. There is much excellent work being done by authorities and operators to make travel easier. But not everyone is benefiting - in large part due to a lack of awareness and concerns about ease of use. 24% of people did not claim compensation for their delayed train because they expected it to be difficult, while 29% did not even know they could make a claim."