Edinburgh is home to Scotland's busiest airport, Britain's largest train station outside London and the largest freight port area in Scotland, which means your delegates have many options arriving at destination Edinburgh!
For international and national conferences, a large number of your delegates could be arriving by air. Edinburgh Airport is an award-winning airport and Scotland’s busiest, serving 155 destinations worldwide. There are frequent direct flights from main international hubs including Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris, Geneva and Frankfurt, as well as direct long-haul services from the USA, Canada, China and the Middle East. In addition, if you’re travelling via London, there is an average of 50 flights daily between the UK’s two capital cities.
The journey from the airport to the city centre is only 8 miles (12km) with frequent connecting services by Airlink bus, tram or taxi with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes. If you prefer a ‘meet & greet’ service, we can provide you with details of our travel services members.
For delegates travelling to Edinburgh by rail, there are two city centre train stations, Edinburgh Waverley and Edinburgh Haymarket, which are linked to all major cities and airports in Britain, with a high-speed link from London in just over four hours.
Both stations have recently undergone extensive refurbishment to improve access and Edinburgh Haymarket, Scotland’s fourth busiest station, has been vastly expanded creating a modern, transport interchange facility while maintaining the original A-listed station building.
Once your delegates arrive in the city, again there are several options with Council licensed taxi operators, an award-winning public bus service operating a frequent timetable and our latest addition - Edinburgh’s modern new tram system which launched in May 2014 and provides a smooth, fast, high capacity service and has made a positive contribution to the city’s natural environment with zero on-street carbon emissions.
Find out more Edinburgh's local transport option on www.edinburgh.org/travel/getting-around
Convention Edinburgh has negotiated reduced fares with Lothian Buses for your delegates travelling on the Airlink bus service between Edinburgh Airport and the City Centre and also on the city sightseeing bus tours, which feature many highlights within the city and provide an excellent opportunity for delegates to discover Edinburgh.
To make these travel discounts available to your delegates, simply add this Bus Ticket Link to your website and delegates can conveniently book and print their selection before they arrive in Edinburgh.