By Air to Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh (Turnhouse) Airport serves many UK and international cities. When travelling from abroad it is sometimes cheaper and/or faster to travel via Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Dublin or other European hubs instead of changing at London airports. Your travel agent should be able to advise you. Otherwise try visiting airline websites such as:

A one-way taxi journey from the airport to the city centre will cost between £15 and £20. There is also a bus service—Airlink 100—from the airport to the city centre near the Waverley Railway Station. A one-way ticket costs £4, return ticket costs £7 - the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. This is a two-story bus, we recommend that you walk up to the top section and enjoy the view! The service is frequent; during peak times buses leave every 10 minutes.

By Train to Waverly Railway Station

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has two railway stations. Waverley Railway Station is the main one, it is located in the city centre and is close to the workshop venue at Informatics Forum (15 minutes walking). There are taxis parking in front of the station.

By Car or Bus

If you prefer to drive within the UK, you can get directions to central Edinburgh from these websites:

Many UK towns and cities are linked by a network of bus routes. The main operators are:

Local Transportation

Lothian buses (Edinburgh's public transportation company operating essentially all the numbered buses you will see in the city) charge £1.50 for a single ticket (=one journey, any distance) and £3.50 for a day ticket. Please note that exact fare is required and no change is given. Consider using CITYSMART if you plan to travel around a lot.

UK Visas

If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa, and if so, how to apply.