• Map and directions

    23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BH T 0845 365 0000 Outside UK +44 (0)131 441 0440

  • How to find us

    Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city at the east end of Princes Street. The hotel is near the main business districts and all the attractions that Edinburgh city centre has to offer. 

    The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is within a few minutes walking distance of Waverley Railway Station and access to the Airport bus which runs every 10 minutes to the Airport with a journey time of 25 minutes

    A host of attractions, including the Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Monument, Holyrood Palace and the main shopping districts are all close by.

  • The 14km tram route runs from Edinburgh Airport all the way to York Place in the city centre. Along the route are 15 tram stops, connecting passengers with bus and rail services and popular shopping and commuter destinations. Find out more by exploring our route map and tram stops

    Plane, train and car travel information

    Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is served by excellent transport links making travelling easy and convenient. We have provided detailed directions for guests travelling by plane, train or car.

    Plane

    From Edinburgh Airport

    1. Head south on Eastfield Rd. Go through 1 roundabout
    2. Slight left to merge onto A8/Glasgow Rd. Continue to follow A8. Go through 1 roundabout until you get to Haymarket
    3. Turn right at Torphichen Street
    4. Turn left at B700/Morrison St & continue on this road, becoming Bread Street
    5. Continue straight on, on W Port down to the famous Grassmarket area
    6. Turn right at Cowgatehead
    7. Continue on Cowgate for short while then
    8. Turn left onto Blair Street
    9. Turn right at Hunter Square
    10. Turn left at A7/South Bridge and follow down to North Bridge (A7)
    11. At the end of North Bridge, turn right at the A1/A8/Waterloo Pl junction
    12. Continue to follow A1 and the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is on your left.

    Taxi

    Alternatively let someone else worry about directions and book a Central Taxis taxi, a professional, black taxi firm. When you land at Edinburgh Airport, call +44 (0) 131 229 2468 or book direct/download App at taxis-edinburgh.co.uk.

    • 445 wheelchair accessible taxis,
    • 33% fleet are six seaters
    • Permitted to use Greenways, allowing a quicker (and cheaper) journey into the city centre
    • All drivers hold Public Hire taxi licences (includes police checks pass a topographical test)
    • All taxis have Chip ‘n’ Pin facilities to allow you to pay by credit or debit card (5% surcharge)

    Edinburgh Trams

    The closest tram stop for Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is St Andrew Square.

    The 14km tram route runs from Edinburgh Airport all the way to York Place in the city centre. Along the route are 15 tram stops, connecting passengers with bus and rail services and popular shopping and commuter destinations. 

    To book tickets, timetables or find out more see Edinburgh Trams.

    Edinburgh Trams

    Train

    Waverley Railway Station is a very short walk from the hotel. We suggest you exit the station via an alternative exit instead of the main exit: simply follow the "Calton Road Way Out" signs in the station. The Calton Road Way Out is located just past the Left Luggage facility

    After exiting at Calton Road, cross over the road and walk up the footpath on the right hand side. Shortly after passing under the bridge, you will see the level 0 entrance to Apex Waterloo Place on your right. Press the buzzer for entry and take the elevator to Reception located on level 5.

    Car

    On street parking is available on Waterloo Place during Mon–Sat 8.30am–6.30pm and priced at £2.00 per hour with a maximum stay of four hours (at other times parking is free).

    Further along on Regent Road (past St Andrews House) on street parking is available during Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 5.30pm and priced at £1.20 per hour with a maximum stay of 4 hours (at other times parking is free).

    Guests can also enjoy a discounted parking rate at the Q Park Car Park on Greenside Row with 10% off standard prices. Vouchers can be validated at hotel reception. For more information on up to date pricing please visit the Q Park website.

    Q Park website

    Standard Q Park rates are as follows:
    Up to 30 mins - £2.50
    Up to 2 hours - £4.50
    Up to 4 hours - £7.00
    Up to 24 hours - £17.00

    Meetings & Events

    Holding a meeting or event at Apex Waterloo Place? Park at Q Park Greenside Row for a discounted rate of just £6 per day - just ask the Meetings & Events team to validate your parking.

    Once you're here, Edinburgh is best enjoyed on foot and by public transport.

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