Travel directions to our popular Edinburgh city centre hotel


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Getting to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh-Royal Mile hotel on foot

On leaving Waverly Train Station, exit via Market Street Exit.

Look to the left and walk towards the bridge.  Walk under it and to the right hand side, Jeffery Street.  As you follow the road round you will pass a Tapas restaurant on your right hand side.

Continue towards the traffic lights, this is you now on the Royal Mile.

Cross the traffic and you will see The World’s End pub on your right hand side.

Continue down St Mary’s Street to the bottom

Take the first right and walk past St Patricks Church and you will find us

5 minutes without luggage
10 minutes with luggage

 

Getting to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh-Royal Mile hotel by road

FROM THE NORTH

  • Approach Edinburgh on the A90, just over the Forth Road Bridge
  • Follow signs for City Centre along Queensferry Road
  • At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Queensferry Terrace and continue forward onto Belford Road, Douglas Gardens and Palmerston Place
  • Then turn left onto Torphichen Street – A8, at end bear right then at T-junction turn left onto Morrison Street – B700
  • Continue forward onto Bread Street, then bear left onto West Port
  • Continue forward onto Grassmarket, bear right onto Cowgatehead, bear left onto Cowgate
  • The Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile hotel is situated on the left.

FROM THE SOUTH

  • Take A701 and continue to follow signs for City Centre or A701
  • Continue forward onto Burdiehouse Road – A701. Entering Edinburgh
  • At Kaimes junction continue forward onto Howden Hall Road – A701
  • Continue forward onto South Clerk Street – A7, passing Edinburgh University
  • Turn right onto Infirmary Street, then turn right onto High School Yards
  • The Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile is situated on the left.

FROM THE EAST

  • Take A1 (signposted city centre) passing the Meadowbank Sports centre
  • Continue forward onto London Road- A1. Entering Leith
  • At traffic signals bear left onto Montrose Terrace – A1.  Entering Edinburgh
  • At traffic signals turn left onto Abbeymount signposted Royal Mile
  • At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Canongate, passing the entrance to Holyrood House (on left)
  • At traffic signals turn left onto St Marys Street, then right onto Cowgate
  • The Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile is situated on the right.

FROM THE WEST

  • From the M8 eastbound, follow signs for the city bypass A720, northbound towards Edinburgh West
  • At the Gogar roundabout take the 2nd exit, the merge onto Glasgow Road-A8(signposted City Centre) Entering Edinburgh
  • Continue forward onto Glasgow road and at Drumbrae Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto St Johns Road-A8 (signposted City Centre)
  • At Haymarket follow signs Dalkeith and East, then at T-junction turn left onto Morrison Street – B700
  • Continue forward onto Bread Street, then bear left onto West Port
  • Continue forward onto Grassmarket, bear right onto Cowgatehead, bear left onto Cowgate
  • The Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile is situated on the left.

 

From Edinburgh Airport to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh-Royal Mile hotel

Follow signs for A8/City Centre until you reach Haymarket.  Follow signs for Dalkeith & East, left onto Morrison Street, then bear left onto West Port, forward onto Grassmarket, bear right onto Cowgatehead, bear left onto Cowgate. The hotel is on the left.

Taxi cost from Edinburgh International Airport to the Express Edinburgh hotel is approximately £15-£20.

Bus services operate regularly 24 hours a day from Edinburgh International Airport to Edinburgh city centre with Airlink & Night Buses N22, takes approx 25 minutes.  Drop off point Waverley Bridge & Waverley Steps (10-15 minutes walk from the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh-Royal Mile hotel) Single fare £3, open return £5

 

Getting to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh-Royal Mile hotel by train

Services from Glasgow, London and other major UK cities call into Edinburgh’s two main train stations. 
Main operators are First ScotRail, GNER & Virgin Trains

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station – 0.7 km 
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station – 2.5 km

 

Getting to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh-Royal Mile hotel by bus

Bus services from Glasgow, London and other major UK cities call at St Andrews Bus Station, 0.9km from the Express hotel. Main operators are Stagecoach, National Express, MegaBus, Citylink.

Most coaches leaving St Andrew’s Bus Station also stop in other parts of Edinburgh – such as Charlotte Square or Queensferry Road, before making their way out of the city.