Public Transport Directions
By Air: Arriving at Edinburgh International Airport you can get to Auld Reekie by taxi or by bus. The taxi fare will depend on the traffic and the time of day but should be about £20.There are several buses leaving from outside the arrival terminal at the airport which will take you to the centre of Edinburgh. You need to get off at Waverley Bridge which should be a £3 - £5 fare. When you get off at Waverley Bridge walk back a short distance to Princes Street and take a 3, 3a, 31, 29, 37 or 47 bus from in front of a department store to Mayfield Gardens, get off one stop after The Minto Hotel, cross over the main road and walk a few yards to our front door. The bus fare is £1.40 one way or you can obtain a £3.50 day pass. (Exact money is required on the Lothian Region Bus). For late arrivals the last bus from the station leaves at 11.30 p.m.
By Rail: Take the train to Waverley Station. From here take a taxi to Auld Reekie. The fare will be approximately £8. Alternatively walk up the ramp from the station to Waverley Bridge, and turn right at the top and walk back two hundred yards to Princes Street. A department store will be facing you and from there take a 3, 3a, 31, 29, 37 or 47 bus to Mayfield Gardens, get off one stop after The Minto Hotel, cross over the main road and walk a few yards to our front door. The bus fare is £1.40 one way or you can obtain a £3.50 day pass. (Exact money is required on the Lothian Region Bus). For late arrivals the last bus from the station leaves at 11.30 p.m.
Bus Times (44) 131 555 6363
National Rail Enquiry Service (44) 0345 48 49 50
Great North Eastern Railways (44) 0345 225 225
Virgin Railways (44) 0345 222 333
By Road: Whether approaching from the North or South the easiest way to find us is to take the Edinburgh bypass, the A720, to the Straiton Junction. From there take the A701 towards the city centre. This will bring you past our front door shortly after the road name changes to Mayfield Gardens. The house is on the left.
Parking is unrestricted in the area. There are two places for guests in front of the house and further free on street parking is available.
Late Arrivals: Rooms are held until 6pm. Your room will be held later for you if you have prepaid by credit card or if you call us on the day of travel to advise us of your late arrival. Don't be disappointed, remember to call if you have a travel problem.