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Getting to Edinburgh

Important Edinburgh travel news

Due to industrial action, buses will operate on a SATURDAY service from MONDAY 25 JULY through FRIDAY 29 JULY

Daytime Lothian Buses and Airlink services will operate a SATURDAY service. Night Buses will operate a normal Monday to Friday early morning service.

By air

Edinburgh is served primarily by Edinburgh Airport, and Glasgow Airport is also accessible.

Edinburgh Airport is situated 13km to the west of the city. Destinations with direct flights to Edinburgh include Frankfurt, Dublin, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Brussels, all London airports and many other UK airports. Travel into Edinburgh by taxi, approx fair 18, approx journey time 20mins. Alternatively use the frequent Airlink bus, operated by Lothian Region Transport, 3.30 or 5 return, journey time 25-30mins.

For further information:

* Edinburgh Airport: +44 (0)131 333 1000 * Edinburgh Airport Taxis: +44 (0)131 344 3344 * Lothian Region Transport: +44 (0)131 555 6363

Glasgow airport is about an hour's drive from Edinburgh, with frequent rail and bus transfers. See the Glasgow airport website for details. A prebooked shuttle (expensive!) is available: Glentana Coaches Ltd. tel +44 (0)1506 670254. This service must be booked in advance.

By rail

For destinations to the south and east, travel with GNER (minimum travel times to Edinburgh from other UK cities include: 3hrs 59mins from London, 2hrs 16mins from York and 1hr 23mins from Newcastle). For destinations to the south and west travel with Virgin. ScotRail run services to other cities in Scotland and Northern England, and also run a sleeper service from London Euston.

For further information (note that numbers begining 0345 and 0845 are for use within the UK only):

* National fare enquiries: from within the UK: 0345 48 49 50, from the US: 800 677 8585, from other countries: 44 131 535 8054
* Railtrack for all UK train times
* GNER: 0845 7 225 225
* Virgin: 0345 333 222
* ScotRail: 0345 55 00 33

Further UK Travel Links The Trainline A simple way to find train times, reserve seats and purchase tickets for UK trains. BritRail Information about getting discount passes for unlimited train travel, including the "Freedom of Scotland" pass. Railtrack Timetables On-line timetables, but not fares.

Travel within Edinburgh

The conference venue and reserved accomodation are situated in the old town of the city centre. Edinburgh's city centre is compact, so you may find that walking is the best way to get around. Edinburgh does not have an underground or tram system, but it does have a frequent and comprehensive bus service. The main operator within Edinburgh in Lothian Regional Transport. See above for bus numbers servicing the conference venues. Be warned that LRT buses do not give change! Taxis are also easy to find on most major thoroughfares.

For further information:

* Lothian Region Transport: +44 (0)131 555 6363

For your information only, some numbers for local taxi companies:

* City Cabs (Edinburgh) Ltd: (0131) 228 1211 * Capital Castle Taxis: (0131) 228 2555 * Southside Cab Co: (0131) 530 0050 * Accolade Taxis: (0131) 556 5858

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