How to Get Here
Edinburgh International Airport has regularly scheduled services to and from many UK and international destinations.
From the airport, you can catch a bus or tram that will drop you off in the city centre, or you can take a taxi direct to the University.
From Edinburgh Airport by Bus
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 £3.50 single and £6.00 return.
The N22 bus also departs from outside the airport entrance and runs every half hour through the night until the Airlink 100 service starts again. Tickets cost £3 single.
All busses require exact change, and tickets can be purchased from the driver. For more information about either of these services, visit: www.flybybus.com.
From Edinburgh Airport by Tram
Trams offer a frequent (approximately every 8-12 minutes) and reliable service linking the airport and the city centre, with an average journey time of 35 minutes. Tickets cost £5 single, and £8 return (with reductions for children).
Tickets can be purchased from the ticket machines at the tram halt outside the airport. Full details can be found on the Edinburgh Trams website: www.edinburghtrams.com
From Edinburgh Airport by Taxi
There is an excellent taxi service from the airport to the city. You’ll find official airport taxis at the taxi rank outside the terminal building (follow the signs within the airport). It costs approximately £15 to get a taxi from the airport to the city centre and the journey takes 20 minutes depending on the time of day.
Edinburgh has two railway stations: Waverley and Haymarket. Waverley is the main station (and the closest to the University) and has direct routes to many cities across the country, including over 25 daily departures from London. For more information on the rail network within the UK, please see: www.eastcoast.co.uk or www.nationalrail.co.uk
Edinburgh’s main bus terminal is located at St Andrews Square, just off of Princes Street. Bus connections stretch right across the UK. The following bus companies all operate services to Edinburgh from various UK locations:
Getting Around Edinburgh
The University is located on the south side of the city centre, within walking distance of the city’s main transport hubs, and well-served by other transport options.
Edinburgh has an excellent local bus service, Lothian Busses. The two nearest stops to the conference venue in George Square are the stops on Teviot Place and Potterrow. These are served by bus numbers 23, 27, 41, and 42, which run regularly (approximately every 8 minutes) throughout the day. Fares are £1.50 single, £3.50 all-day pass. For information on local bus services throughout Edinburgh visit: www.lothianbuses.com
Black cabs are widely available in Edinburgh. Cabs can be hailed from the street, or booked via telephoning one of the two main cab companies:
City Cabs: 0131 228 1211
Central Taxis: 0131 2292468
Edinburgh is very walkable, although fairly hilly—especially between the city centre and the University area. A walk from Waverley Station on Princes Street to the conference venue in George Square (via George IV Bridge) will take approximately 20 minutes.