Getting there by train

Going to hospital?

There are direct buses from Edinburgh Waverley station to all 3 major hospitals in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Little France

Related imageThe following buses leave from the North Bridge and all go to The Royal Infirmary stopping in the bus terminus within the hospital grounds.

Journey time from North Bridge is just under 30 minutes.

Leave the station by the Waverley Steps onto Princes Street, turn right and walk to the corner of the Balmoral Hotel to cross the road straight ahead using the pedestrian crossing. Turn right again, uphill onto the North Bridge.

Western General Hospital

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The following buses leave from Princes Street and all go to the Western General Hospital, stopping immediately outside.

Journey time from Princes Street is around 20 minutes.

Leave the station by the Waverley Steps onto Princes Street, turn left and locate bus stop PQ (situated before you come to Waverley Bridge).

St John’s Hospital, Livingstone

Related imageThe following buses commence at Regent Road, to the right of Waverley Station from the Princes Street exit, and all travel along Princes Street and all go into the bus stances within the grounds of St John’s Hospital. Both First Group and Lothian Country operate these services

Journey time from Princes Street is under 1 hour 30 minutes, with limited stop (X) services taking around 1 hour

Leave the station by the Waverley Steps onto Princes Street. Turn left and locate the bus stops where blue First group buses and green Lothian Country buses (Lothian Country stop PQ) stop outside Waverley Station – before you get to Waverley Bridge. This is only a few yards.

Together they provide a frequent (8 buses per hour) daytime service.