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Getting to Edinburgh

By Air
Edinburgh International Airport – Tel: +44 (0) 844 448 8833
Glasgow International Airport – Telephone: + 44 (0) 844 481 5555
Glasgow Prestwick Airport – Telephone: + 44 (0) 871 223 0700

Edinburgh Airport is a 20 – 40 minute taxi journey from the City Centre, depending on traffic. The cost will be approximately £20. Alternatively, there is a regular coach service from the airport to the city centre (Waverley Station) which take around 30 minutes. The cost for a single journey is £4.50 and a return journey is £7.50.

The City’s trams also offer a frequent and reliable service linking the airport and the city centre. Interchange with rail services is available at Edinburgh Park and Haymarket stations. Other stops include Murrayfield Stadium and Princes Street.

Full details can be found on the Edinburgh Trams website: Edinburgh Trams.

Frequency: approximately every 8-12 minutes
Journey time: average journey time 35 minutes
Fare: Adult single £5.50, adult return £8.50 (reductions for children)

Tickets can be purchased from the ticket machines at the tram stops.

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. Approximately £22.50 Peak Day Return and £12.60 Off Peak Return.

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.

By Rail
National Rail Enquiry Service (24 hours) – Telephone: 08457 484950

The mainline rail network serves the centre of Edinburgh via two railway stations. Edinburgh Waverley (main station) is situated at the east end of Princes Street, and Haymarket Station which is closest to the EICC is at the west end of the city. A Taxi from Haymarket to the EICC will cost approximately £5.00 and from Waverley approximately £7.00. Journey times can be up to 5-10 minutes depending on the time of day.

By Bus
National Express – Telephone: 08717 818181

All national coach services to Edinburgh arrive close to St Andrew’s Square situated at the east end of Princes Street.

By Local Bus and Tram
Traveline – Telephone: 0871 200 22 33
Lothian Region Transport (24hrs) – Telephone: + 44 (0) 131 555 6363.
http://lothianbuses.com/
http://edinburghtrams.com/

For information on local bus/tram routes and times, call Traveline for local travel information.

Public transport throughout Edinburgh is of a high quality and inexpensive to use. There are frequent bus and tram services, however tickets are not interchangeable. Tickets for single journeys and day tickets can be purchased on the bus, while tram tickets can be purchased at the Tram Stops. Exact fare is normally required. Bus/Tram schedules are subject to change and enquiries should be made to Lothian Region Transport prior to your journey.

By Taxi
Central Radio Cabs – Telephone: +44 (0) 131 229 2468
City Cabs -Telephone: +44 (0) 131 228 1211

Taxis can be booked by calling any of the above numbers, these companies have two of the largest fleets in Edinburgh.

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