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Getting Here

So you’re all booked and set for your short break or stay in Edinburgh and now you need to know how to get here.  Here are some of the ways:

If you are travelling by car from any direction, follow the signs to the city centre. If you are coming from the west, you will arrive in Princes Street with gardens and Castle on its south side. Queen Street is located towards the West end of Princes Street.

From the west, you must approach Queen Street via South Charlotte Street, follow the main “drag” of traffic turning right onto Queen Street.

Cars cannot travel in either direction along the length of Princes Street any more. Apologies – but Edinburgh city centre is very “car unfriendly”. There are no through roads; one way traffic management and roads where cars cannot travel at all.

If you are arriving by plane, Edinburgh Airport is only seven miles west of the centre of the city.

When you are arriving from the airport, we suggest you catch the blue bus 100 or the tram. Both depart from directly outside Domestic Arrivals at Edinburgh Airport to the city Centre. The last stop is at Waverley Bridge, passing the main street Princes Street.

Bus – The cheapest and easiest way to get here is the n’100 bus, that you can easily find outside the airport, at the Arrivals gate. It departs every 10 minutes. Please, find more information visiting the Lothian Buses official website, Lothian buses 100.

Tram – The tram is mostly the same as the bus, just a bit more expensive.

Taxi –  Find your taxi just outside the Airport Arrivals, followings the signs. If you choose to reach us by taxi, consider that it might be expensive, and it might depend on the company you catch, and the day or the night time make the difference, of course.

Car hire is available at the airport to serve all scheduled flights. The journey time to the town centre is around twenty minutes, although commuter traffic may increase this slightly between eight and ten in the mornings and four and six in the evenings.

The airport bus is very good – the service is frequent and leaves from just outside arrivals hall. Please alight at the Mound and walk back 1 block to Castle Street following the road until it meets Queens street and turn right, we are just a short walk along Queen Street at number 45.

If you are arriving by train, a short taxi ride will take you to Queen Street, although you may prefer to walk the 5-10 minute distance. Walk up onto Princes Street, then cross onto Hanover street when runs perpendicular and follow it over the hill until it bisects Queen Street.  Turn left and walk along to number 45 where Queens Guest House is located.

From Waverley station in Princes Street, you can reach us on foot, or catch one of the cabs parked just outside the station.

On Foot – it is 12 minutes at regular pace. Please, find directions on checking the Walkit website.

Taxi – You can find them just outside the station, parked in Princes Street. The price might vary according to the company you catch. And again, the day or night time can make the difference.

If you are arriving by bus, St Andrew Square is no more than a five minute walk from Queen Street.

For further information about public transport in Scotland, please visit Traveline Scotland.

OUR QUEENS GUEST HOUSE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED!Due to the pandemic emergency that is affecting the tourist industry, we have sadly decided to make the Queens Guest House inoperative until further notice.


Please, consider booking your stay at our more central sister property, the Castle View Guest House.

You will enjoy our historical, and main property allocated at the Castle View Guest House. Please note that no elevator is available at the property. The rooms are allocated on four floors, so please make sure you let us know should you have special requirements.


Please, contact us! Rest reassured that we would be able to assist you.

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Telephone:  +44 (0)131 226 5784/ +44 (0)131 226 2000

Please note: Office Hours have been reduced and are as follows:P

MON - FRI: 09:00 am – 5:00 pm

SAT - SUN: emergencies only

We would like to apologise in advance, for any inconvenience this change may cause.

Thank you for your understanding.

We look forward to hosting you at the Castle View Guest House!

Kindest regards,


Management Team