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Edinburgh International Airport is served by mayor airlines
that provide direct services from numerous international destinations. A number
of these routes are served by low cost airlines. (See
also the British Airport Authority website.) In addition to this there are
also over 90 daily flights to and from London’s airports plus regular services
from other UK regions. Direct transatlantic flights fly into Glasgow
International Airport, which is an hour’s drive from Edinburgh. A regular rail
service, taking 30 minutes, runs every 15 minutes from Glasgow Queen Street
Railway Station to Edinburgh Haymarket.
Airport to city centre:
There is an excellent
taxi service direct from the airport to the city. Journey time is around 25
minutes depending on traffic flow and time of the day.
International Airport is well served by public transport into the city centre.
Regular bus services start at 04.20, running generally every 10 minutes until
23.45. Delegates are advised to alight at Haymarket Railway Station and to
follow signs for EICC (5 minute walk).
The closest railway
station to the airport with full rail connections is Haymarket Railway Station
in the city centre. There is a rail service every 15 minutes to Glasgow and
regular services to all other stations in Scotland and the UK. Haymarket Railway
Station is 30 minutes by bus or taxi from the airport.
Edinburgh has two railway stations – Waverley and Haymarket.
Waverley is the main intercity station with direct services across the country
and locally. Haymarket has a similar number of direct services. Please note that
not all trains stop here. (See for more details also Scotland’s
national railway website). There are 16 direct trains daily from London
Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley, taking approximately four hours. The
Caledonian Sleeper Service runs an overnight train six nights a week from London.
Please note, when possible, delegates should alight at Haymarket which is the
most convenient railway station for the EICC.
directional signage for the EICC (5 minute walk).
On foot, from
Waverley, take the exit for Princes Street and turn left onto Princes Street.
Walk west towards the Caledonian Hilton Hotel with the castle on your left for
approximately half a mile. From there follow the directional signage for the
Both stations have taxis available. The journey time from
Waverley is approximately 10 minutes although delegates should allow longer if
arriving at rush hour. The average cost is £ 3,50.
Edinburgh’s main bus terminal is located at St.Andrew Square
in the New Town.
If on foot from St.Andrew Square bus terminal, walk down to
Princes Street either by South St.Andrew Street or St. David Street and turn
right onto Princes Street. Walk west towards the Caledonian Hilton Hotel with
the castle on your left, approximately half a mile. From there follow the
directional signage for the EICC.
Buses which go via St.Andrew Square and stop on nearby
Lothian Road include the number 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17. Bus number 2 stops
approximately 200 yards/180 metres from the entrance to the EICC on Morrison
Street and runs between the Gyle Shopping Centre on the West of the City and
Asda the Jewel in the East.
Via M8, A8, Haymarket,
Torphichen Street, Morrison Street
Via A1, Princes Street,
Shandwick Place, Torphichen Street, Morrison Street
Via A720, Braid Road,
Morningside Road, Bruntsfield Place, Earl Grey Street, Torphichen Street,
Via Forth Road Bridge,
A90, Queensferry Road, Queensferry Street, Melville Street, Shandwick Place,
Torphichen Street, Morrison Street
From North via Stirling
M9, A8, Haymarket
station, Torphichen Street, Morrison Street