Travel

Getting to Edinburgh

Air

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.

Rail

There are two city centre stations, Edinburgh Waverley and Edinburgh Haymarket, which are linked to all the major cities and airports in the UK with more than 20 daily trains running between Edinburgh and London taking just over four hours. The Eurostar service connects to Paris in around eight hours.

Getting into Edinburgh

Conference delegates can use a complementary travel pass on Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Tram throughout the conference courtesy of Transport for Edinburgh.

Note: details of how to access the travel pass will be added due course

Bus

The Airlink bus runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, departing Edinburgh Airport to the City Centre every 10 minutes between 04:30 and 00:35.

Tram

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.

Taxi

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.

Bicycle

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.