Getting to Edinburgh

Edinburgh can easily be reached by air, rail and road from anywhere in the UK or by air from abroad. Once in the city, there are vast options of public transport.

By air

Edinburgh airport: Edinburgh is served by an international airport, with connections across the world.

To reach the city center from the Edinburgh airport, bus, tram and taxi services are available.

By bus
There is a regular bus service- Airlink 100 from the airport to the city centre (Waverley Station)
Journey time: 30 minutes.
Cost: single journey £5.50, return journey is £8.00

By Tram
The City’s trams also offer a frequent and reliable service linking the airport and the city center. Interchange with rail services is available at Edinburgh Park and Haymarket stations.
Journey time: 35 mins on average
Cost: single journey £7.50, return journey is £9.50
Full details can be found on the Edinburgh Trams website. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket machines at the tram stops.

By Taxi
There is a taxi rank outside the airport, or taxis can be booked by calling either of the below numbers; these companies have two of the largest fleets in Edinburgh.
Central Radio Cabs: +44 (0)131 229 2468; City Cabs: +44 (0)131 228 1211
Journey time: 20–40 minute, depending on traffic
Cost: approximately £25

Glasgow Airport is about 2 hours away from Edinburgh by public transport (Airport Bus and Train). It has a direct connection to Dubai as well as many European cities.

By train

ScotRail is the main operator in Scotland. Full details on routes and timetables can be found on their website or by downloading the ScotRail app.

The rail network serves the center of Edinburgh via two railway stations: Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket station.
Edinburgh Waverley is the principal station and is situated at the east end of Princes Street.
Haymarket Station is at the west end of the city and is the closest to the EICC, around a 5-10 minute walk.


Accomodation

Edinburgh has a large number of hotels at all price ranges many of which are in walking distance to our conference venue - EICC. Below is a list of various hotels nearby the EICC.

  • 4* Double Tree by Hilton, Edinburgh City Centre
  • Discounted rate for attendees - Book by 12th Febuary 2024 using the special link
    34 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AF - 0.2 miles from the EICC (4 min walk)
    Map - Website - Tel: +44 131 221 5555
  • 3* Point A
  • 152 Morrison Street, EH3 8EB, Edinburgh - 0.1 mile from the EICC (2 min walk)
    Map - Website - Tel: +44 131 526 4500
  • 3* hub by Premier Inn Edinburgh Haymarket
  • Torphichen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8JB, Edinburgh - 0.2 miles from the EICC (5 min walk)
    Map - Website - Tel: +44 333 777 7924
  • 3* Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket
  • 1 Morrison Link, Edinburgh, EH3 8DN - 0.2 miles from the EICC (5 min walk)
    Map - Website - Tel: +44 131 460 4600
  • 4* Voco Edinburgh Haymarket
  • 46 Torphichen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8JB - 0.2 miles from the EICC (5 min walk)
    Map - Website - Tel: +44 131 378 1999
  • 4* Moxy Edinburgh Fountainbridge Hotel
  • 2 Freer Gait, Edinburgh, EH3 9FR - 0.3 miles from the EICC (6 min walk)
    Map - Website - Tel: +44 131 378 2013
  • 4* The Knight Residence by Mansley
  • 12 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ - 0.4 miles from the EICC (7 min walk)
    Map - Website - Tel: +44 131 622 8120
  • 4* Staycity Wilde Aparthotels Grassmarket
  • 6 Kings Stables Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2JY - 0.4 miles from the EICC (9 min walk)
    Map - Website - Tel: +44 7808 775 019
  • 3* Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel
  • Princes Street, EH2 2DG, Edinburgh - 0.9 miles from the EICC (19 min walk)
    Map - Website - Tel: +44 131 342 1013

Getting around Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan city with a wide variety of museums, art galleries, theatres, shops and restaurants. It is a compact city and all its attractions are within walking distance or a short bus, tram or taxi journey.
Public transport
There is an extensive and frequent bus network (Lothian Buses) and tram services. Tickets for single journeys and day tickets (interchangeable across buses and trams) can be purchased on the bus, while tram tickets can be purchased at the Tram Stops. An exact fare is required but contactless is the best way to pay for travel on the buses. There is an automated daily cap so that you will always pay the lowest fare. (£5 per day).