Travel Information

Edinburgh is a popular destination and offers good public transportation services.


If travelling from within the UK, Edinburgh is easily accessed by a the national rail service arriving into either Haymarket Station or Edinburgh Waverley Station, which is the closest to the Law School, the conference venue (approximately 10 minute walk) and a wide range of accommodation options.


Flights to Edinburgh arrive into Edinburgh Airport (EDI). More information is available here and here. To get from the airport to the city center it is possible to take either a bus or a tram.

  • Airport Bus

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This bus service runs between the airport and the city center and takes approximately 30 minutes. Tickets cost £4.50 for an adult single, or £7.50 for an airport return, and can be bought at the airport information desk, at the bus stop, from the driver or online.

Lothian Buses also offer connections to and from the airport on bus lines N22, 200, 300. For more information,  click here.

For information on bus services in and around Edinburgh, please visit the Lothian Buses website.

  • Airport Tram 

Trams run frequently from Edinburgh Airport to York place. For more information please click here.  




By bus

If you are travelling on a budget, buses are often your best bet. Edinburgh is well placed on the Scottish motorway network so getting here is easy with regular bus services from all major UK cities.

Buses and coaches arrive at St Andrews Square bus station in Edinburgh’s city centre.

By car

Travel times by road are less than you might think. From the south: Birmingham is about 5 hours away; Manchester and York, 3 hours; Newcastle, 2 hours. From the north: Inverness is about 3 hours away; Aberdeen, 2 hours.

Route information for drivers can be found on the RAC or AA websites.