Travel - Healthcare Infection Society

Venue

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
The Exchange
150 Morrison Street
Edinburgh
EH3 8EE

Web: www.eicc.com
Tel: +44 (0) 131 300 3000

 

Entrance
Please enter the venue at the Atrium entrance, this is where the HIS registration desks will be located. 

Travel

Travelling to Edinburgh by rail

Edinburgh has two railway stations:

Waverley Station, which is 1.3 miles from EICC, is the city's main railway station and has direct routes to many cities across the country, including over 25 daily departures from London.

Haymarket Station, which is just 0.4 miles from EICC, is a stop for many commuter and some UK train routes. Please ensure that you check with your rail network provider to find out if your train will stop at Haymarket or Waverley.

For more information on the rail network within the UK, please visit East CoastNational Rail or Trainline; a one-stop shop for train and coach travel.

Travelling to Edinburgh by air

Travelling to Edinburgh by Plane
Edinburgh has one of the UK's fastest growing airports and new flights are always being added. At the EICC, we have the luxury of being located right in the heart of the city and within 10km (6 miles) of Edinburgh International Airport.

For more information on which airlines and destinations connect to Edinburgh visit www.edinburghairport.com.

From Edinburgh Airport by Taxi
There is an excellent taxi service from the airport to the city. You'll find official airport taxis at the taxi rank outside the terminal building (follow the signs within the airport). It costs approximately £15 to get a taxi from the airport to the city centre and the journey takes 20 minutes depending on the time of day.

From Edinburgh Airport by Tram
Edinburgh Trams run between the Airport and York Place, in central Edinburgh, every 8-10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 12-15 minutes on a Sunday.  The closest tram stop to the EICC is at Haymarket Station.  The first tram from Edinburgh Airport departs at 06:15 and the last is 22:45.  Please visit Edinburgh Trams website for further information.

From Edinburgh Airport by Bus
The Airlink 100 operates a frequent bus service (every 10 minutes at peak times) between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre, with designated stops en route. The service starts at 04.30 and runs until 00.22 at night, with the journey taking 20 minutes. Tickets cost £4.50 single and £7.50 return. Delegates are advised to disembark at Haymarket Railway Station and to follow signs for EICC on foot (5 minute walk). See city centre map for directions. 

The N22 bus also departs from outside the Airport entrance and runs every half an hour through the night until the Airlink service starts again. For more information about these services visit www.flybybus.com.

Travelling to Edinburgh by road

From Edinburgh Airport by Taxi
There is an excellent taxi service from the airport to the city. You'll find official airport taxis at the taxi rank outside the terminal building (follow the signs within the airport). It costs approximately £15 to get a taxi from the airport to the city centre and the journey takes 20 minutes depending on the time of day.

Travelling to Edinburgh by Car
As the EICC is located in the city centre and has excellent public transport, it is advisable to consider travelling by air or rail rather than by road.

There are motorway links via the M8 from Glasgow and the west of Scotland, the M9 from Stirling and central Scotland and the M90 from Fife and Perth (with further links via the A9 from Inverness and the Highlands and the A90 from Dundee, Aberdeen and the north-east).

From the north-east of England there is the A1 via Newcastle and Berwick or less busy routes are via the A697 or A68.

From the north-west of England there is the M6 to Carlisle then either the M74 (and then either the M8 or the A702, via Biggar) or the quieter and more scenic A7 through the Scottish Borders.

Parking near the EICC
There are many car parks in close walking distance to the EICC. Please access the following links for further details:

National Car Parks (NCP) in central Edinburgh
Sheraton Hotel Car Park located 150 meters from the EICC, with limited accessible parking spaces
Semple Street Car Park located 300 meters from the EICC
Spaces near EICC available via yourparkingspace.co.uk

Tripshare Edinburgh
Created to help you quickly and easily find someone who shares your specific journey. Visit the website for full information www.TripshareEdinburgh.com

Cycling
There are bike racks next to the main entrance to chain up bikes. For nearby routes, take a look at Edinburgh's cycle paths, many of which run close to the EICC

Useful links

EICC travel website
Traveline: www.travelinescotland.com or call 0871 200 22 33 for up to date information on travel services. Traveline Scotland is open 24 hours every day of the week.