Police closed off part of Newhaven Road after the item was reported to officers on Tuesday evening.
An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team also rushed to the scene.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh were called to Newhaven Road at around 5.45pm following reports of a suspicious item found at a bus stop.
“A cordon was put in place as we awaited EOD assessment of the item. The public are thanked for their cooperation.”
One local resident captured video of a robotic bomb disposal unit travelling along a cordoned-off Newhaven Road. The video was uploaded to their Reddit account.
Police Scotland later confirmed that the suspicious item posed no risk: “The EOD were called to assess the item and have established that this posed no risk to the public. Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident continue.”
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