Travel and accommodation advice

Getting to Edinburgh

Please make your own arrangements. Edinburgh has a well-connected airport (code: EDI). There are various transport options from the airport to the city centre. If travelling alone, and your hotel is within walking distance of Princes Street, then the tram is the best option (you must buy a ticket from a machine before boarding). If you’re in a group, or your hotel is not close to Princes Street, then use a taxi (around GPB 25 each way).

Flying to Glasgow is significantly less convenient and generally not recommended, unless that provides a direct flight for you. If flying via London, a connecting flight up to Edinburgh is simpler than transferring to the train.

All ESRs, and any seniors involved in the first day of the workshop, should arrive on Monday 3rd April. Others may arrive on the 3rd or 4th April.

Partners are very welcome for the entire workshop, but may choose to arrive in the afternoon of Tuesday 4th April and depart in the afternoon of Thursday 6th April, after the Supervisory Board meeting.

Getting to the workshop venue

You should be able to stay within walking distance of the workshop venue. To get from the airport to the city centre, use the tram or the bus – both depart frequently from right outside the terminal. A taxi will cost around GBP 20.


Partners will have accommodation arranged. Others should make their own arrangements. Edinburgh has a plentiful supply of accommodation of all types, but you are strongly advised to book early. Prices are highly dynamic.

Firbush trip

The ESRs are going to Firbush for the weekend. The nights of Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April will be spent at Firbush. On return to Edinburgh, in the evening of the 9th, these people will need to arrange one further night of accommodation in Edinburgh, then travel home on the Monday.