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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.

Dear Valued Guest,

After the announcement by the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and subsequent conference from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, we are writing to you letting you know the immediate impact of these announcements.

As you are aware the last six months since the Covid-19 pandemic struck the hospitality and tourism sector has been disproportionately affected. We were hoping that by now we would be seeing restrictions easing and the recovery of the tourism sector. However, this has not been the case; visitor numbers to the city have collapsed. And with further tightening of restrictions, possibly running on for another six months, well into next year, there is no end in sight.

Therefore we have made the difficult but only viable decision, to shut down for the Autumn and Winter period. With the number of infections rising exponentially and little or no sign of recovery in terms of tourist and guest numbers, then there is no way we can remain open and financially viable.

If you have a booking with us, or a voucher to redeem then please contact us in the spring, we are hoping that we can reopen again, on April 1st 2021.

We can imagine that this may be a difficult time for our guests, and this news will not be easy to digest, but currently, there is no viable business or means to remain open. We are hoping things will have significantly improved by April 2021. It also means we and our potential guests have clarity for the winter season and into next year.

Kind regards,


 CVH hotels.