Accessing the Forum – Your Options
Edinburgh International Airport – Telephone: +44 (0) 131 333 1000
Edinburgh Airport is within easy reach of National and International destinations and well served by many airlines. The airport is located on the outskirts of the city but is well served by taxi, bus and tram services to the city centre. The journey time by car to the city centre is around 20 minutes unless during rush hour (07:30-09:00 and 16:00 – 18:00) when it may take an additional 15 minutes. A taxi will cost approximately £20. Alternatively, there is a regular tram and bus service from the airport to the city centre. The cost for a single journey on the tram is £5 and a return journey is £8. The cost for a single journey on the bus is £4 and a return journey is £7.
Glasgow International Airport – Telephone: + 44 (0) 141 887 1111
There are two airports that serve Glasgow, Glasgow International and Glasgow Prestwick. Glasgow International Airport is approximately one hour and thirty minutes’ drive from Edinburgh. A taxi can be expensive (approximately £70) and we would recommend taking a taxi from the airport to Glasgow Queen Street Railway Station, where there is a regular train service to Edinburgh Waverley Station. The journey time is approximately 45 minutes and trains depart every 15 minutes, depending on the time of day and costs approximately £13 for a Day Return.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport – Telephone: + 44 (0) 871 223 0700
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is situated a further 32 miles outside Glasgow. It has its own railway station which will take you to Glasgow Central railway station.
Waverley and Haymarket
Both of Edinburgh’s main rail stations, Waverley and Haymarket are located in the heart of Edinburgh’s City Centre. Haymarket is no more than a 10-minute walk away from the conference venue, the EICC. Edinburgh Waverley (main station) is situated at the east end of Princes Street, and a taxi from Waverley is approximately £10 and will take approximately 10 minutes depending on traffic. The rail network connects to cities all over Scotland and the UK. For more information visit: http://www.edinburghairport.com/transport-links/trains
National Express, Citylink or Lothian Buses
Edinburgh’s main bus terminal is located at St Andrews Square. Bus connections stretch right across the UK. For details of these routes visit: www.nationalexpress.com or www.citylink.co.uk. For information on local bus services throughout Edinburgh visit www.lothianbuses.com
Driving to Edinburgh
The EICC is in the centre of Edinburgh. The main entrance is on Morrison Street. For directions, visit http://www.bing.com/maps/?FORM=Z9LH3 and input EH3 8EE for the destination postcode.
Parking in Edinburgh
There are many car parks in close walking distance to the EICC. Click here for details on National Car Parks in Edinburgh. Additionally, there is a public car park at the Sheraton Hotel, 150 meters from the EICC, which has limited accessible parking spaces. For further details please see www.sheratonedinburgh.co.uk/car-park
Transport Around Edinburgh
Edinburgh is proud to have trams back running in the city. They run from the airport to the city centre For further details please see: http://edinburghtrams.com/ Please note that trams only accept exact change as payment.
Lothian Region Transport
Edinburgh’s intercity bus service is run by Lothian Regional transport offering services all through the city. For further details please see: http://lothianbuses.com/ Please note that buses only accept exact change as payment.
The forum venue is located in the centre of Edinburgh.
Taxis can be booked by calling any of the below numbers, these companies are two of the largest fleets in Edinburgh.
Central Radio Cabs: 0131 229 2468
City Cabs: 0131 228 1211