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

Above you will find a map and directions to the venue along with some links to external travel websites which you may find useful. All these external links open in a new browser window.

Surgeons' Hall
Nicolson Street

By Rail

Edinburgh Waverley Station is 10 minutes’ walk from the College. 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’ Hall 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’ Hall.

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.

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

Access by car to Surgeons’ Hall can be via many routes. You are therefore advised to go onto a route planner to map your journey.

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There is no private parking at Surgeons’ Hall. 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 approx. £7 per day.

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.


“ I think we have almost caught up after our Edinburgh experience which was fantastic for us and our delegates, speakers and exhibitors. I know Dan has completed your questionnaire and he assures me that ‘excellent’ featured a lot but I’d just like to add my gratitude and thanks to you and all involved for the first class service we received. The Royal Society in London (our venue last year) was always going to be a hard act to follow but the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh turned out to be as good in every aspect.”