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(3 star hotel)
6.9 miles
from the airport

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, the Holiday Inn Express City Centre offers a perfect blend of modern amenities and historic charm. Enjoy the convenience of being just a short walk from Waverly train station and key attractions like the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Find out more about this fantastic Edinburgh airport hotel below…

A modern hotel in Edinburgh's historic city centre with wifi and breakfast included.

Getting to the airport

The hotel is located in Edinburgh city centre, 45 minutes from the airport by either bus or tram. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Waverly train station where the bus runs from, or a 2-minute walk to the nearest tram stop.

Your booking confirmation will have directions and a postcode for satnavs.

You can check in from 3pm and must check out by 11am.


The hotel doesn't have a car park, but there is one opposite the hotel if you need it. It's around £15.

If you need parking for the duration of your trip, please search our hotel and parking packages instead.


Rooms at the hotel are bright and modern with blackout curtains and free high-speed wifi in all rooms.

Rooms include:

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Work desk


Free high-speed wifi is available throughout the hotel.


Hotel accessibility includes:

  • Ramp access
  • Lifts
  • Visual alarms and alerts
  • Closed caption tv
  • Hearing loop system

Accessible rooms include:

  • Grab bars
  • Lowered facilities
  • Roll-in shower
  • Portable shower chair

If you'd like an accessible room you can request one after payment.


The hotel's lounge bar is open from 11am until 1am daily and offers pizza alongside a wide selection of beers, wine and spirits.

There are a selection of restaurants within easy walking distance of the hotel including an Italian, a steak restaurant and a traditional pub.


The hotel offers a full cooked and continental breakfast for all guests, which is included in the price. You can choose from hot options including bacon, scrambled egg and sausages as well as cereals, pastries and fresh fruit.

Guests have said there is a great choice, but recommend getting there early as it can get quite busy.

Breakfast is served from 6.30am until 10am Monday - Friday and from 6.30am until 10.30am.

Holiday Inn Express City Centre address

Picardy Place,

Holiday Inn Express City Centre Additional Information

Star rating
AddressPicardy Place,
BreakfastFull English and continental
Breakfast times[date day=tue] 05:00 – 10:00 [/date] [date day=wed]05:00 – 10:00 [/date] [date day=thu]05:00 – 10:00[/date] [date day=fri]05:00 – 10:00[/date] [date day=sat]05.00 – 11.00[/date] [date day=sun]05.00 – 11.00[/date]
Breakfast priceIncluded
Disabled facilitiesHotel accessibility includes ramp access, lifts, visual alarms and alerts, closed caption tv, hearing loop system, grab bars, lowered facilities, roll-in shower and portable shower chairs.
All rooms non-smoking
En-suite bathroom
Phone in room
Satellite TV

Holiday Inn Express City Centre room-only procedures

On the day of your stay

If you're driving to the hotel you'll find driving directions and a postcode for satnavs on your booking confirmation. Overnight parking is £15, available at the car park opposite the hotel.

If you're travelling by train the closest station is Edinburgh Waverly station, a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Alternatively the nearest tram stop is York Place, 2 minutes' walk from the hotel.

Getting from the hotel to the airport

By bus: Walk 10 minutes to Waverly train station and from there the airlink bus runs regularly £4.50 for a single or £7.50 return. Buses run 24/7 and take 30 minutes. Between 1am and 4.30am the bus runs every 30 minutes after this it runs every 10 minutes.

By tram: The tram station is a 2-minute walk from the hotel, it takes around 45 minutes and costs £6 for a single and £8.50 return. The tram runs every 7-10 minutes between 5.30am and 11.30pm.

By taxi: A taxi to the airport takes 30 minutes and typically costs about £30.