The 22nd Annual Society for Animation Studies Conference

Travel to and around Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Airport is only 12 kilometres (8 miles) from the city centre and has very good connections to the city via taxi, express coach and bus. Over 100 destinations are served by more than 40 airlines including New York, Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Frankfurt, Paris, Prague, Madrid, Munich, Stockholm and Warsaw. There are over 100 flights from London airports every day, and numerous flights to other major cities in the UK including Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol.

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From Edinburgh Airport to the city
• Taxi – no need to book, always available at the Airport taxi rank - approx £18-20
• Express bus - Airlink 100 – every 10 minutes, (approx 25 minutes to Waverly Bridge) £3.50 each way, return £6
(Edinburgh Convention Bureau have negotiated a special rate for the Airlink bus (& bus tours) if you book online here)
• Lothian buses service 35, and night bus N22

Glasgow airport (approx 55 miles) also serves several international destinations and has a good bus service direct to Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station and Queen Street train station, both of which have frequent direct links to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is approximately 4 ½ hours by train from London, and there are great rail links to other major UK cities – York, Newcastle, Inverness and Aberdeen are all around two hours away by train. Glasgow is just 50 minutes, with a shuttle service running every 15 minutes. The high-speed link to London gets you from the heart of one city to the other in just over four hours, while the Eurostar service connects Paris to Edinburgh in around eight hours.

The city’s main station is Edinburgh Waverley Station. Some trains will also stop at Edinburgh Haymarket station. The College is conveniently situated between the two, about a 15 minute walk from each. Taxis are also widely available at the stations, or you can catch a bus (see Transport within Edinburgh below).

Motorways and a network of quiet trunk roads ensure Edinburgh is easily accessible by road.

The recently-refurbished coach station at St Andrew Square in the heart of the city offers connections to all major cities in Britain.

Edinburgh is a very easy city to get around in. It has a good public transport network and many of the city's attractions are within walking distance of the city centre.
Edinburgh's public transport systems are excellent. There is a comprehensive network of bus routes in and around town. Lothian Buses services 23, 27, 35 and 45 stop on Lauriston Place, outside Edinburgh College of Art.

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Taxis in the city are numerous with several black cab companies. These taxis (similar to those in London) can be hailed on the street. There are also private hire companies, but these need to be called and booked first.


Edinburgh College of Art is located on one campus in the heart of the historic Old Town of Edinburgh. Many of its studios have breathtaking views of the spectacular skyline dominated by Edinburgh Castle.

Postal address:
Edinburgh College of Art
Lauriston Place
United Kingdom