Local travel information
Information regarding Edinburgh and its public transport and how to get from the airport to us.
If you are coming from outside the UK it is advisable that you fly to Edinburgh airport (EDI). If you need to travel around the UK by train then http://thetrainline.com can be used to search times and purchase tickets.
Getting to the King's Buildings from Edinburgh airport
The Airlink 100 express bus service which operates a 24-hour shuttle service between Edinburgh Airport and Waverley Bridge (near Princes Street and the main Waverley train station and bus stations), with designated stops en route. The service is frequent – every 10 minutes at peak times – with a journey time of about 25 minutes. Use the Lothian Bus and Tram journey planner (enter King's Buildings as destination to get to the conference venue). Tickets can be purchased at the bus stop before boarding or using a phone app.
Taxis at Edinburgh Aiport include official airport taxis, pre-booked private hire taxis and city black cabs are all available, each with separate ranks. Many taxis are wheelchair-accessible and the journey time is around 25 minutes, although this may be longer during rush hours.
Car hire and driving
For driving from Edinburgh Airport, vehicles can be hired from all major companies at the airport’s car rental facility close to the main terminal building. For satellite navigation systems, the address to use for the conference venue is Peter Guthrie Tait Road, King's Buildings, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD. Note that there is no free parking at King's Buildings (the conference venue).
Trams are not good for getting to the King's Buildings but great for getting to town if your accomodation is nearby.
Edinburgh trams are the latest addition to Edinburgh’s existing range of first-class public transport. The high-quality and efficient tram network now runs between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre with 15 stops along the route, including Princes Street and Haymarket Station.
Single or return tickets can be purchased for journeys to or from Edinburgh airport. Tickets can be purchased from vending machines at every tram stop. You can pay using your debit or credit card as well as coins, but please note that no change is given. Tickets can also be purchased using a phone app.
Getting to the King's Buildings from Waverley or Haymarket Train Stations
Use the Lothian Bus and Tram journey planner (enter King's Buildings as destination to get to the conference venue). Please note that tickets can be purchased when boarding the bus (no change is given) or via an phone app.
The conference venue is at Edinburgh University King's Buildings campus, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road. You should allow for a journey of about 25 minutes from either Waverley or Haymarket stations to King's Buildings.