Surgeons Quarter is situated at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, approximately 10 minutes walk from Princes Street or Edinburgh Castle.

Due to open in Easter 2021 St James Quarter, the new lifestyle district within the city is an attractive and vibrant destination offering an impressive array of shops, boutiques and restaurants. The centre is within easy walking distance of Surgeons Quarter

Above you will find a map and directions to the venue along with some links to external travel websites which you may find useful. Please copy and paste the links into your browser.

Surgeons Quarter
Nicolson Street

By Rail

Edinburgh Waverley Station is 10 minutes’ walk from Surgeons Quarter. Please exit Waverley via the Market Street opening.

Take a right and then 1st left onto Cockburn Street and follow the road/hill until the top. Take a left of the top of Cockburn Street onto The Royal Mile. At the 1st set of lights, take a right onto South Bridge and continue along this route until the College is on your left on Nicolson Street, opposite the Festival Theatre. Once in the front gates, please follow the relevant signage for your event. A taxi rank is located just outside the station.

A Taxi to Surgeons Quarter would cost around £5.00. Train times can be checked using the contact details below.

National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50 or

By Bus

Inter-city bus services terminate at the St Andrew's Square Bus Station. Buses from Princes Street (stops on the side of the street lined by shops- [north]) are very frequent. Services passing the College include numbers 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 30, 31 and 33.

A Lothian Buses iPhone app is available to download from the iTunes app store free of charge. This app gives you up-to-date information on all of the buses that pass Surgeons Quarter.

Lothian Region Transport: 0131 555 6363
First Edinburgh: 08708 72 72 71
Stage Coach: 01383 621 249
National Express: 08705 80 80 80
Citylink: 0870 550 5050

By Tram

The Edinburgh tram route covers 14km from Edinburgh Airport all the way to York Place in the city centre. Stops at Haymarket and Edinburgh Park stations and Ingliston Park & Ride connect trams with rail and bus services along the way. Our nearest tram stop is St Andrew Square.

Every tram stop has ticket vending machines where you can buy Single Tickets and Day Tickets. Return Tickets are also available for journeys to or from Edinburgh Airport only. The ticket vending machines accept most debit and credit cards (£3 minimum spend) as well as 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. No change is given.

For further information: Bus and Tram times & information - 0131 555 6563

By Road

Surgeons Quarter can be accessed via many roads. You are therefore advised to go onto a route planner to find the best route for you.

There is no private parking at Surgeons Quarter. There are metered parking spaces on Roxburgh Place, Richmond Place, and Chambers Street. (which are free after 6.30pm). There is also parking in Nicolson Square beside the Clydesdale Bank for approximately £7 per day.

As a health organisation with strong green credentials, we encourage cycling. There is on-street bike parking in front of Cafe 1505, Nicolson Street, and a larger area outside the Lister Building on Roxburgh Place. Our nearest Just Eat Cycle Stations are Bristo Square and Simon Square.

By Plane

The Airlink bus service departs from just outside the domestic arrivals terminal and the journey to the city centre takes just 30 minutes. Buses leave approximately every 10 minutes. The final destination is Waverley Bridge.

Alternatively, the Edinburgh Trams also depart from the airport to the city centre and the journey takes approximately 35 minutes. Trams depart approximately every 10 minutes.

Park & Ride

There are seven park and rides operating in and around Edinburgh - Ingliston, Hermiston, Straiton, Sheriffhall, Newcraighall, Wallyford and Ferrytoll.


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