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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).