Getting to Edinburgh


Edinburgh is a well-connected modern city. Fast train services connect the city with the rest of the UK and to the Eurostar. Edinburgh and nearby Glasgow airports offer domestic, European, and long-haul destinations. The city is well-provided with local and national bus and coach connections, and can be easily reached by road.

Edinburgh Airport handles over 9 million passengers each year flying to more than 100 destinations. Frequent flights connect Edinburgh with UK hubs such as London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports, European hubs such as Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, and Amsterdam, and long haul destinations including New York.  The airport is just 40 minutes from Edinburgh city centre by bus, taxi, or tram.

Link: Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh’s famous Waverley Station is in the city centre, just under the castle. High-speed trains connect Edinburgh with London’s Kings Cross-St. Pancras station in around 4 hrs 30 minutes. Eurostar rail connections to Brussels and Paris can be made at St. Pancras. Regular trains run from Edinburgh to all other parts of the United Kingdom.

Link: Train Information

Link: Eurostar

The congress will take place at the University of Edinburgh, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH, Scotland.

Link: Locate on Google Maps

Link: The University of Edinburgh




University Accommodation: Pollock Halls

Pollock Halls is the University of Edinburgh’s main residential village. Located in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, but just 1200m from George Square, Pollock Halls has over 2000 rooms available over the University’s summer vacation.

There is a range of room types from single standard rooms to double or twin en-suite. Facilities on site include a restaurant which serves breakfasts, lunches, and evening meals and a bar area. All rooms have wireless internet. Prices are:

  • Single bedroom with shared bathroom: £34.00 per night
  • Single bedroom with ensuite bathroom: £43.00 per night
  • Twin/Double bedroom with twin beds or 1 double bed and ensuite bathroom for double occupancy: £86.00 per night

Please book university accommodation when you register for the conference.


Hotels and Guest Houses

Edinburgh is a major business and tourist destination. Hotels range from internationally renowned five star hotels such as the Balmoral, with its famous clock tower, to budget hotel chains such as Travelodge and Ibis. In between, there are many mid-range and boutique hotels to suit all tastes and budgets.

Edinburgh also has hundreds of guest houses offering bed and breakfast accommodation in some of the city’s most interesting buildings, from elegant Georgian town houses to properties tucked away in lanes and wynds in the old town. The Edinburgh Tourist Office provides extensive information on accommodation options.

Link: Hotels and Hostels in Edinburgh


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