About Edinburgh

Getting Around

Edinburgh offers visitors easy transport links into and across the city.


An excellent bus service transports residents and visitors across the city throughout the day and night. You can plan your journeys within Edinburgh with Lothian Buses or with First Group for those coming from further afield.


The city boasts a high-quality tram service to get around the city. For ticket prices and to plan your journey click here.


There are over 1000 black cabs which can be hailed in the street or picked up from one of the taxi ranks within the city centre.

City Cabs is one of the mail taxi providers.

Travelling from Edinburgh Airport:

  • The airport is approximately 25 minutes from the city centre by taxi
  • Taxis will cost in the region of £20.
  • Trams from the airport run every 8-12 minutes
  • The average journey time of approximately 35 minutes
  • Return fares are £8.50
  • For more information on trams, click here.
An excellent bus service transports residents and visitors across the city throughout the day and night including a regular 24 hour service to Edinburgh Airport operated by Airlink100.  Visitors can plan their journey within Edinburgh with Lothian Buses or with First Group for those coming from further afield - See more at: http://edinburgh.org/travel/getting-around/#sthash.D0Zv5Hlx.dpuf

Things to Do & See:

Edinburgh is a bustling vibrant city, steeped in history. It has a blend of UNESCO World Heritage, architecture and world-class entertainment. So, as well as your time listening to presentations and catching up with friends and colleagues, why not explore Edinburgh.


Here is a selection of top visited attractions as listed by Trip Advisor.

Edinburgh Castle (less than a mile from the EICC)

The world famous Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortess which domainates the skyline of the city and is one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe.

Holyrood Park & Arthurs Seat (less than three miles from the EICC)

The main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh is Arthurs Seat, an ancient volcano, 251m  above sea level, with breath taking views. It is also a historic site of one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago!

Scotch Whisky Experience (less than a mile from the EICC)

This is a five-star visitor attraction, inspiring visitors about the joys of Scotch whisky for over 25 years.

National Galleries of Scotland (only one mile from the EICC)

Edinburgh is home to three of the National Galleries of Scotland with world class art on show; The National Gallery, The Portrait Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art.

Royal Yatch Brittania (less than four miles from the EICC)

The Royal Yatch Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. You can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.

For the full list of attractions click here.


Westend Village (less than half a mile away from the EICC)

Tucked away off the main road in Edinburgh's West End you'll find a small collection of quaint streets with some lovely boutiques and eateries on offer.

Princes Street (less than a mile away from the EICC)

Princes Street offers shoppers a mile of high street fashion.

George Street (less than a mile away from the EICC)

George Street has glamorous stores and boutiques, Edinburgh's George Street is the place to go for upmarket fashion.

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