Getting to Edinburgh
With excellent air links and rail and road network, getting to Edinburgh and the EICC from overseas or within the UK has never been easier.
Edinburgh airport is served by more than 40 airlines, travelling to around 130 worldwide destinations. Only 12km from the city centre, it’s served by excellent bus, tram and taxi services that link directly to the town. More information from edinburghairport.com
Edinburgh station is linked to all the UK’s major cities and airports. A high-speed link to London takes just over four hours. The Eurostar service connects to Paris in around eight hours. There are trains to major cities across the UK, as well as to Scotland’s favourite tourist destinations. More information from nationalrailenquiries.co.uk
Edinburgh is easily accessible by a network of motorways and trunk roads, chiefly the M74, A1 and A68 from the south and the M8 from the west. The M9 and M90 head north. Edinburgh’s bus station on St Andrews Square connects to all the major cities in Britain. More information on bus services from Nationalexpress.com
Travelling from Airport to City Centre
The Airlink 100 operates a frequent bus service (every 10 minutes at peak times) between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre, with designated stops en-route. The service starts at 04.30 and runs until 00.22 at night, with the journey taking 20 minutes. Tickets cost £4.50 single and £7.50 return. Delegates travelling to EICC directly from the airport are advised to disembark at Haymarket and to follow signs for EICC on foot (5 minute walk).
Buy your Airlink ticket in advance to receive a discount
The N22 bus also departs from outside the Airport entrance and runs every half an hour through the night until the Airlink service starts again. For more information about these services visit https://lothianbuses.co.uk/timetables-and-maps/airlink
Getting around Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a very compact city and most of the hotels being used for the conference are within walking distance of the EICC and the evening event venues.
Edinburgh has an excellent local bus service operated by Lothian Buses. Travel from your accommodation to the EICC and other venues can be planned using the journey planner facility on their website https://lothianbuses.co.uk/getting-around/journey-planner.
Information about ticket types and prices can be found at https://lothianbuses.co.uk/tickets/ticket-options
Please note that exact fare is required if purchasing tickets from the driver as no change is given.
Edinburgh Trams run between the Airport and York Place every 8-10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 12-15 minutes on a Sunday. The closest tram stop to the EICC is at Haymarket Station. Please visit Edinburgh Trams website for more details.
Taxis can be booked in advance by most hotel reception desks or hailed on street if orange light is illuminated. There are also a number of taxi ranks located around the city centre, including at Waverley and Haymarket railway stations.
There are many car parks in close walking distance to the EICC. Please access the following links for further details: