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Edinburgh, Scotland Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 141
Total Sleeping Rooms 10,405
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 303
Committable Meeting Rooms* 36
Convention Center Space 15,200 Sq. Mtr.
Average Hotel Room Rate GBP 153
Average Daily Meal Cost GBP 73
Average Weekly Car Rental GBP 86
*Maximum for a single hotel

Edinburgh, Scotland Airport Information

Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

Scotland's busiest airport, Edinburgh Airport lies in Ingliston and serves around 12 million passengers annually. The airport is a transatlantic gateway, and has 33 airlines flying 188 routes to 130 destinations.

Edinburgh Airport offers plenty of things for passengers to do while waiting for their flights. Immersing travelers in Scotland culture, the airport features duty free shopping of some of Scotland's best-loved brands and an array of restaurants and pubs serving up national dishes. Adding to the passenger experience are efficient and fast baggage handling and security measures. Visitors can get to and from the airport by bus, car, and taxi. An express bus service operated by Airlink 100 runs every 10 minutes, from the airport to Waverley Bridge.

Edinburgh, Scotland Public Transportation


Edinburgh's two major railway stations, Waverley and Haymarket, located at the east and west end of Princes Street, and within walking distance of many of the city's hotels and conference venues. Both operate regular services to other parts of Scotland and the UK on a regular basis, with a high-speed link that reaches London in just over four hours. The East Coast Main Line provides a link between Edinburgh and London, via Newcastle, York, Leeds, and Aberdeen. Virgin Trains East Coast also operates a service to London via Durham, York, and Peterborough. ScotRail's Caledonian Sleeper is a popular overnight service operating between Edinburgh and London (Euston) every night.


Edinburgh's modern tram service provides the quickest journey between Edinburgh Airport and the city center at the east end. The tram stops at key transport links, conference and event venues, business districts and shopping areas. The environment-friendly, wheelchair-accessible tram service provides a smooth, fast ride for travelers.


Edinburgh's award-winning public bus service, Lothian Buses, operates a frequent timetable in and around the city with a large fleet of modern, easily accessible vehicles. A variety of ticket types are available for travelers and an exact-fare system is in operation. Travelers can purchase a city smart card which can be topped-up on the go or download the Transport for Edinburgh app for mobile ticketing. The city's CVB, Convention Edinburgh, has tied up with Lothian Buses to offer negotiated reduced fares for delegates traveling on the Airlink bus service between Edinburgh Airport and the city center and on the city sightseeing bus tours.

Edinburgh, Scotland Ground Transportation


Council licensed black cabs can be hailed in the street or picked up from one of the taxi ranks within the city center. Most taxis can carry up to five passengers and are accessible for wheelchairs, although it is worth noting that for medical reasons, some taxi drivers are exempt from carrying wheelchair users. Such drivers will have a wheelchair exemption certificate clearly displayed within the taxi.

Rental Car

Edinburgh airport has a consolidated car hire center where all major car hire brands can be found. The airport's car rental partners include Alamo, Europcar, National Car Rental, AVIS, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Sixt, and Thrifty.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Glasgow, UK 51 km 1 hr 4 min 5 hrs GBP 277+
Manchester, UK 216 km 4 hr 5 min 1 hr GBP 155+
London, UK 404 km 8 hrs 1 hr 15 min GBP 87+
Dublin, IE 292 km 7 hr 40 min 1 hr GBP 122+
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