Edinburgh is a world Class destination
Scotland’s capital city and home to the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh is a fusion of fabled streets and historic buildings, contained within a vibrant modern city. Quite simply, it is a brilliant destination in which to hold an international conference.
The city and surrounding area have a wide range of unusual, historic and world famous venues in which to hold conferences or social events – including elegant stately homes, The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Museum and historic underground ghostly vaults.
Edinburgh, Scotland’s inspiring capital city, is at the heart of Scotland and easy to reach by air, rail and road.
Edinburgh International Airport is only 12 kilometres (8 miles) from the city centre and has very good connections to the city via taxi, express coach and shuttle bus. Over 100 destinations are served by more than 40 airlines including New York, Toronto, Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Frankfurt, Paris, Prague, Madrid, Munich, Stockholm and Warsaw. There are over 100 flights from London airports every day, and numerous flights to other major cities in the UK including Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol.
Edinburgh is linked to all the major cities and airports in Britain. The high-speed link to London gets you from the heart of one city to the other in just over four hours, while the Eurostar service connects Paris to Edinburgh in around eight hours.
Motorways and a network of quiet trunk roads ensure Edinburgh is easily - and pleasantly accessible by road.
The recently-refurbished coach station at St Andrew Square in the heart of the city offers connections to all major cities in Britain.
From Edinburgh Airport to the city
- taxi – no need to book, always available at the Airport taxi rank - approx £18-20
- Airport Express bus – approx 20 minutes £3.50 each way
Travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow
You can get from Edinburgh to Glasgow by taking the Megabus (Scottish Citylink)
buses or National Express
coaches. The is a very frequent service with buses leaving from St. Andrews Bus Station in Edinburgh to Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow every 15 minutes or so.
The journey is 1 hour and 10-20 minutes approx. Travelling by bus is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Megabus (Citylink) have the cheapest one-way bus fares.
Megabus (Citylink) - http://uk.megabus.com/default.aspx
National Express - www.nationalexpress.com/coach BY TRAIN
There are express trains running between Edinburgh and Glasgow at least every 15 minutes. The train journey takes about 45 minutes and takes you from Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
to Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
. The train station in Glasgow is very centrally located, right next to George Square while Edinburgh Waverley is right in the heart of Edinburgh.
To check for train times and tickets visit: www.mytrainticket.co.uk