Getting in and around Edinburgh Note: Transportation information for the individual conference venues can be found here. All of our conference venues and hotels are within walking distance of each other. Details of the local transportation options and how to travel from airport and train station can be found below:- From the Airport: Buses into Edinburgh Bus timetables are available at Edinburgh Airport from the Onward Travel points in Domestic and International Arrivals. Airlink 100 (Stop D) This express bus service runs from the airport to Waverley Bridge (near Princes Street and the main rail and bus stations). Buy tickets in advance online, from the airport information desk, at the bus stop, or from the driver. - Frequency: Every 10 minutes. - Journey time: 30 minutes approximately (Waverley Bridge). Night bus N22 (Stop D) This service runs from the airport via South Gyle to the city centre and on to Ocean Terminal in Leith between 00:45 and 04:15, seven nights a week. - Frequency: Every 30 minutes. - Journey time: 28 minutes (Waverley Steps). Visit the Lothian night buses website Service 35 (Stop F) This Lothian Buses service runs to the city centre and on to Leith, the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Buses run every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 30 minutes evenings and Sundays. - Frequency: Every 15 minutes. - Journey time: About an hour depending on traffic (Holyrood). Fare: Single £1.50, DAYticket £4.00 (reductions for children). Visit the Lothian Buses website. Trams Trams offer a frequent and reliable service linking the airport and the city centre. Full details can be found on the Edinburgh Trams website. - Frequency: approximately every 8-12 minutes - Journey time: average journey time 35 minutes Fare: Adult single £5, adult return £8 (reductions for children) Tickets can be purchased from the ticket machines at the tram halt. Taxis Taxis and private hire vehicles are located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park opposite the main terminal building. Official Airport taxis City Cabs provide "Black Cabs" which do not need to be pre-booked and can seat 5-6 people with modest amounts of luggage. Private Hire Vehicles To travel in a Private Hire vehicle you must pre book your vehicle. This can be done quickly at the Edinburgh City Private Hire office on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park. Groups of up to 8 people can be accommodated. A journey to the city centre typically takes about 25 minutes. Taxis travelling to the airport can either drop passengers off in the chargeable or free drop off areas. The chargeable drop off provides a convenient and quick covered link to the Terminal whilst the free drop-off is located at the Long Stay car park and requires a 5 minute free bus journey to the terminal. There are regular bus services between the free drop off and Terminal. Arrival by train: Waverley Station Edinburgh's central train station is Waverley Station. It is located at the east end of Princes Street. All the conference hotels are within walking distance. However, delegates may prefer to take a taxi from the rank on Market Street or a bus from Princes Street.
Edinburgh has an extensive and award winning bus network serving all the conference
venues and hotels.
Many of the services are run by Lothian Buses. Timetables and maps of their services
can be found here.
Edinburgh's tram line runs from the east end of the City Centre to the airport. It
offers limited access to the conference venues. Delegates will likely find other
forms of transport more efficient for intra-city travel.
Tickets can be purchased from the ticket machines at tram halts.