There’s nothing worse after a long flight or train journey than an equally long or stressful transfer to your hotel. Not a problem at The Dunstane! We’re so well located you should have no problem getting here with a smile on your face ready to explore the city. Here are our top suggestions for getting around Edinburgh and to The Dunstane.
Transfer to The Dunstane
The Airlink Bus is our top pick! The buses run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and collect you from right outside the Domestic Arrivals terminal at Edinburgh Airport (just a short walk from the International Arrivals). There is a bus at least every 10 minutes and 20 minutes later you can hop off at the Wester Coates stop, right outside The Dunstane Hotel – simple as that! A single ticket is £4.50 for adults and £2.00 for children or you can buy an open return ticket for £9.00 for adults and £3.00 for children. Tickets can be bought at the Airlink kiosk outside the terminal, directly from the bus driver or in advance online.
The Tram is also a great option for getting to the hotel, with an open return ticket for an adult in the Airport Zone is £8.00 and £4.00 for children. You will need to jump off at Haymarket Station and then it’s just a 5-10 minute walk on a straight road down to the hotel, a great opportunity to stretch your legs after sitting still for so long!
If you’d prefer some peace and quiet there are always taxis waiting at the airport to help tired travellers. A trip to The Dunstane will cost you around £20.00, if you like to be organised and want us to recommend a taxi company to pre-book with just give our team a call on 0131 337 6169.
Getting Around Edinburgh
First option is your feet! If you don’t mind a bit of walking the city is so beautiful to wander around and on a bus, tram or in a taxi you might just miss out on the little gems of shops and restaurants that are nestled in between all the big names. It’s about a 20 minute walk from The Dunstane to the West End of Edinburgh and the start of Princes Street. This area is probably the most central to everything there is to do – shopping on George Street, walking up the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and the National Museum of Scotland to name just a few.
But if you would rather save your legs for all the sightseeing the public transport around Edinburgh is easy. If you have a smartphone you can download the Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams app, if not there is plenty of information at each stop on which buses to get and we have maps available at reception, so it’s hard to get lost! The app will tell you which stop you need to be at, which bus to get and what time the next bus is. If you’re really tech savvy you can now use the app to purchase mobile tickets for the tram and buses, the minimum spend is £10.00 so perhaps consider booking your return Airlink bus and Lothian bus day ticket together? The day ticket is £4.00 for adults and £2.00 for children and is a great option if you will be taking more than 3 bus journeys in one day (not valid on Airlink or night buses) and can be used on the buses or the trams as many times as you like in one day. For more information on bus tickets go to http://lothianbuses.com/plan-a-journey/fares-and-tickets.
Again there are plenty of black cabs in Edinburgh so it’s usually pretty easy to hail a taxi from the roadside (just stick out your arm to one with it’s light on!) and there are lots of taxi ranks too. A fare from Prince’s Street to The Dunstane will cost you roughly £8.00 depending on traffic (we’d avoid taxis during rush hour!).
If you want more travel options or information on getting around Edinburgh or to The Dunstane just give us a call or email. All our contact details can be found here on our website – http://dunstane-hotel-edinburgh.co.uk/contact-us/
We look forward to seeing you!