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Road | Taxi
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Maps BACK TO THE
Green and Masson House
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Plane BACK TO THE
lies just to the west of the town and has frequent connections with
the UK and Europe.
A frequent airport
bus connects with Waverley Station in the city centre (passing Haymarket
on its way). Single ticket is £3.50, return £5.00. Changing
at Haymarket for Lothianbus 2 involves less altitude changes compared
The price for
an airport taxi to Pollock Halls should be in the order of £15.
The airport taxi may or may not be of the standard type seating
and Prestwick Airport are further away and require travelling via
Glasgow. Prestwick has a train link, but requires a 5-10 min walk
in Glasgow from Central Station to Queen Street Station.
Rail BACK TO THE
is a major station and has frequent Scotrail services.
There are no
services with England are provided by GNER, Virgin and Scotrail,
the latter also providing a sleeper train connection with London.
on cross-border services can result in a cheaper fare valid only
for a particular train.
the bus stops on North Bridge climb the stairs northwards for Princes
Street and circle the building of the Waverley Hotel clockwise.
Alternatively leave southwards for Market Street and take the staircase
at the southwest corner of North Bridge to the upper street level.
There also is a taxi rank inside the station on the platform level
next to platforms 10+11.
Road BACK TO THE
A1 from the South
take the bypass A720 up to the next junction, Sheriffhall Roundabout,
then the A7 northbound.
A68 (A697) ends
at Sheriffhall Roundabout, A7 continues northbound.
Roundabout A7 drive northwards for 3.5 miles until reaching Cameron
Toll roundabout (no toll), continue A7 City Centre by turning left
immediately after passing under the railway bridge, after slightly
less than a mile (just after Royal Commonwealth Pool at your right
and before the vertical honeycomb buildings) turn right into Holyrood
Park Road with the main entrance to Pollock Halls about 100 yards
to the right.
M90 from the
North via Forth Road Bridge, no toll is charged when travelling
southbound. Either take B8000 heading for M9 immediately after the
bridge and then continue M8 and A720 bypass. Or continue on the
A90 and on arriving in Edinburgh turn right to reach A720 bypass.
Drivers familiar with the town may cross the city centre (Queensferry
Road, Lothian Road, Meadows).
M8 from the
West (M9, A71, A70, A702) take the A720 bypass in southeast direction,
take A701 northwards at Straiton Junction, continue until the Black
Spaceship with Red Stripe (this is Cameron Toll shopping centre)
is right hand, at the end of this straight and level stretch with
a vertical cliff silhouette straight ahead turn right at the sign
"Cameron Toll, Musselburgh (A6095)". Ahead is Cameron
Toll roundabout. Pass underneath the railway line, then immediately
left, then see above.
is closed to traffic on Sundays, thus the shortcut from the A1 through
Duddingston Village is not feasible.
is not implemented yet in Edinburgh.
Parking is a
challenge in Edinburgh, although limited parking space will probably
be available at Pollock Halls.
to Edinburgh by car please have a look at the maps
Taxi BACK TO THE
From Waverley Station
(City Centre) to Pollock Halls about £5.
From Edinburgh Airport to Pollock Halls £15 (order of magnitude).
Bus BACK TO THE
Pool, the bus stop for Pollock Halls, is served by Lothianbus lines
2, 14, 30, 33. Services typically run 4 times per hour on weekdays
and 2 times per hour on a Sunday. Line 2 passes via Haymarket, lines
14, 30 and 33 pass via North Bridge (above Waverley Station).
require exact fare, the drivers do not have change. A single bus
ticket (City Centre to Pollock Halls for instance) costs 80p.
and Stagecoach buses also stop at Royal Commonwealth Pool.
Ferry BACK TO THE
Rosyth just northwest
of the Forth Road Bridge has a daily overnight link with Zeebrugge
in Belgium operated by Superfast Ferries. Onwards travel by car is
via the A90 southbound across the Forth Road Bridge. There is also
connecting bus service into Edinburgh.
daily night ferries from IJmuiden near Amsterdam. with DFDSSeaways
now being a fare lottery club member with the recent changeover
to "from" prices. DFDSSeaways also sails to Kristiansand
and Göteborg. Fjord line is sailing to Bergen in Norway. Edinburgh
is 2h30min by car, a shuttle bus connects ferry terminal and Newcastle
railway station (fast GNER services to Edinburgh).