Getting to Edinburgh


Edinburgh International Airport, Scotland’s busiest, hosts more than 40 airlines serving over 130 destinations worldwide. Located 12km west of the city centre, it is well served by excellent bus, tram and taxi services to the city centre, with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes in light traffic.

Getting into Edinburgh


Transport for Edinburgh are providing all EUROCITIES delegates with 1 x complimentary return tram journey from Edinburgh International Airport.  Further details on how to claim your pass can be found in the Delegate Joining Instructions which will be issued to you by email prior to the conference.

The Edinburgh tram runs every 7 minutes from Edinburgh Airport to the City Centre, between 06:15 and 22:48. The journey time is approximately 30 minutes.


The Airlink bus runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, departing Edinburgh International Airport to the City Centre every 10 minutes between 04:30 and 00:35.  Return tickets are priced at £7.50 per person.


There are always taxis available at the airport taxi rank and the journey time is 20-35 minutes dependent on traffic and costs approximately £20 each way.

Getting around Edinburgh


On foot

As a compact city, Edinburgh is a great place to explore on foot. Once in the city centre, most venues, hotels and attractions can be reached on foot in less than 20 minutes.  For longer journeys around the city, there are plentiful buses and taxis always available.


Bike & Go is a flexible bike hire scheme which is available from Haymarket railway station in Edinburgh’s west end. You register for £10 and bike hire is from £3.80 for 24 hours and you can keep the bike for up to 72 hours.