Edinburgh is served primarily by Edinburgh Airport, and Glasgow Airport is also accessible.
Edinburgh Airport is situated 13km to the west of the city. Destinations with direct flights to Edinburgh include Dublin, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Brussels, all London airports and many other UK airports. Travel into Edinburgh by taxi, approx fair £14, approx journey time 20mins. Alternatively use the frequent Airlink bus, operated by Lothian Region Transport, £3.30 or £5 return, journey time 25-30mins. Airlink buses run during the following times:
Airport to city
Monday to Saturday from 0530 to 0000, with buses every 10 minutes from 0850 to 1620
Sunday from 0655 to 0000, with buses every 10 minutes from 1010 to 1830
City centre to
Monday to Saturday from 0500 to 2325, with buses every 10 minutes from 0935 to 1625
Sunday from 0630 to 2325, with buses every 10 minutes from 0945 to 1745
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Glasgow airport is about an hour's drive from Edinburgh, with frequent rail and bus transfers. See the Glasgow airport website for details. A prebooked shuttle (expensive!) is available: Glentana Coaches Ltd. tel +44 (0)1506 670254. This service must be booked in advance.
For destinations to the south and east, travel with GNER (minimum travel times to Edinburgh from other UK cities include: 3hrs 59mins from London, 2hrs 16mins from York and 1hr 23mins from Newcastle). For destinations to the south and west travel with Virgin. ScotRail run services to other cities in Scotland and Northern England, and also run a sleeper service from London Euston.
For further information (note that numbers begining 0345 and 0845 are for use within the UK only):
University of Edinburgh Conference and Training Centre
15 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA
Map (look for orange arrow).
Alternate map (look for red rectangle).
CPC 2001 will be held at University of Edinburgh Conference and Training Centre at 15 South College Street which lies at right angles to a main arterial route travelling northwards into the city centre called "the Bridges". Known by different names along its length, this arterial road is called South Bridge or Nicholson Street where it joins South College Street.
South College Street is a quiet street tucked away behind Chambers Street, around the corner from the Festival Theatre. The following buses traverse the route along "the Bridges":
Look out for the CPC 2001 signs in the doorways. Street parking is available nearby (charges apply on Saturday, but not Sunday), and an NCP car park is located nearby at Potterow.
General tips for getting around Edinburgh
The workshop venue is in the city centre, and Edinburgh's city centre is compact, so you may find that walking is the best way to get around. Edinburgh does not have an underground or tram system, but it does have a frequent and comprehensive bus service. The main operator within Edinburgh in Lothian Regional Transport. See above for bus numbers servicing the conference venues. Be warned that LRT buses do not give change! Taxis are also easy to find on most major thoroughfares.
For further information:
For your information only, below are some numbers for local taxi companies: