Directions from Edinburgh Waverley Station by Bus
There are 2 main bus routes that come
out to the South of the City close to Smiths Guest House.
Number 42 & 67 buses.
These buses run right past Smiths
Guest House B & B every 30 minutes. You get these
buses from The Mound which is a 5 minute walk through
Princes Street Gardens.
Bridge buses -
Bus numbers 3, 7, 8,
29, 31, 37 & 47 that run down the
to Mayfield Road they are much more frequent averaging every 5 minutes.
So although the 42 & 67 buses are more direct
they are not as frequent as the North Bridge buses.
Click any of the pictures or maps
for a larger image.
Note: All Lothian buses do not give
change as the drivers don't handle the money so make
sure you have the right coins £1.50 single, £4.00 for a
day ticket. However they will happily take a £10 note
for a single fare!
Number 42 & 67 buses
to get on the bus.
Exit Waverley station up the road ramp that the taxis
use. This will bring you out onto Waverley Bridge. Turn
right then left into Princes Street Gardens and walk
along until you get to The Mound.
The No.42 & No.67 bus stop is
nex to the Royal Scottish Academy.
Click here for No.42 bus timetable.
Click here for No.67 bus timetable.
Where to get off the bus.
This route will take you up Market Street turn
left on the Mound, across the Royal Mile, along George
IV bridge and then turn left past Edinburgh University
(George Square) down Causewayside, Ratcliffe Terrace and
onto Mayfield Road.
Keep an eye out for The Old Bell pub on the left and
then the church at the next set of traffic lights at the
top of Mayfield Road. After the bus has gone past the
bus stop at the church ring the bell because yours is
the next stop and the buses tend to speed up down the
You go past the guest house just before the bus stop.