Head for the West End district of the city. St. Mary's Cathedral is the nearest landmark if you are approaching from the north. Other landmarks are the Haymarket Train Station if you are approaching from the west or Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh Castle if you are approaching from the east or the south.
Get off just before the Haymarket. Turn right into Manor Place and walk down to the end. Edinburgh Thistle Hotel is on the right-hand side.
from Edinburgh Airport
Trams offer a frequent and reliable service linking the airport and the Haymarket. The hotel is a 5 minute walk.
Frequency: every 8-12 minutes
Journey Time: 30 minutes
from Waverley & Haymarket Train Stations
Haymarket Train Station at the West End is Edinburgh’s second station but many of the trains stop here. If your train does stop at the Haymarket, we are only a 5 minute walk away.
From Waverley Train Station we recommend a short taxi transfer (approx: 5 to 7 minutes) or alternatively walk (approx: 20 to 25 minutes) or get a bus [see above] from Princes Street (outside the station) going to the Haymarket and getting off at the end of Shandwick Place and it's a 2 minutes walk from there.