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Apex Grassmarket Hotel is located in the Old Town and Grassmarket area of the city. Looking up to Edinburgh Castle you’ll be in the heart of the action with some of the best attractions, restaurants and bars on your doorstep. 

Below are directions to the hotel from the main transport options available to help you find us, but once you’ve arrived this compact city is best explored on foot or by bus.

•   Air
•   Car
•   Train
•   Bus
•   Tram


After arriving at Edinburgh Airport, catch the Skylink 300 opposite domestic arrivals. Get off Forrest Road and walk towards the Greyfriars Bobby statue ahead of you. Once you reach the small statue walk down Candlemaker Row on your left. Turn left at the bottom of the road and walk along Grassmarket where the hotel is on your left. This journey takes about 90 minutes.

For a quicker, but less direct route, you can get the Airlink 100 from Edinburgh Airport to Shandwick Place, continue walking towards the cross roads and turn right on to Lothian Road, cross the street and walk along Lothian Road until you see a road on your left for King Stables Road, follow the road round to the Grassmarket and Apex Grassmarket Hotel will be on your right. This journey takes about 60 minutes.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the airport to Grassmarket and stop right outside the hotel. This journey takes about 30 minutes, depending on traffic.


If you’re arriving by car, follow the M8 Eastbound until you get to Edinburgh Hermiston Gait. Then take the A71 toward the city centre and follow the road through the city. After about 20 minutes you’ll get to West Port then Grassmarket where the hotel is on the right. 

The hotel has a car park available for guests on a first come first served basis which cannot be reserved. This is chargeable at £12 for 24 hours. There is alternate multi storey parking at NCP on King Stables Road, just ask our reception team for a voucher which will reduce your parking charge to £12 per 24 hours. 

If you're travelling to the city during a festival or large event, road closures may restrict access to the Grassmarket. Please call the reception team on 0131 300 3456 to help plan your route ahead. 


If you’re arriving by train into Waverley train station, the hotel is just a 10 minute walk away. Exit onto Market Street. Turn right and then left at the roundabout onto Cockburn Street. You'll meet the High Street, then take a right where you’ll see Edinburgh Castle up ahead and then take a left onto George IV Bridge, and on the right hand side of the street you will see a road going down a hill called Victoria Street. Follow the road down Victoria Street where you’ll meet the Grassmarket. 

Alternatively. If you have a lot of luggage or can’t manage the steps, taxis are available from the taxi rank outside the train station. 


The hotel is about a 20 minute walk away from Edinburgh bus station. Head toward Princes Street and then over The Mound crossing High Street and down Victoria Street to the Grassmarket. Alternatively, from the station, you can get a taxi to the hotel. 


The tram is one of the most convenient ways to get to to the hotel. The closest tram stop to Apex Grassmarket Hotel is Princes Street, about a 10 minute walk to the hotel. Head past the Scottish National Gallery and up the hill over The Mound. When you get to Lawnmarket, head down Victoria Street toward the Grassmarket. 

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