Travel and Accommodation
The venue is very conveniently
located in the heart of central
The Royal Society of Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
By air: Edinburgh airport is 8 miles west of the city centre and has frequent taxi, tram and bus services all of which stop within 5 minutes walk of the Royal Society. The taxi journey takes about 20-25 minutes and costs approximately £20. The taxi stand is opposite the main airport entrance. Trams are available every 7 minutes and take approximately 30 minutes to mid way along Princes Street and 5 minutes walk to the venue. Buses are available every 10 minutes and take 30 minutes to Waverley Station, approximately 5 minutes walk to the venue.
By rail: There are two stations in the City. The nearest station is Waverley which is a 5 minute walk from the Royal Society
By bus: The main bus terminal is at St. Andrew's Square. This is a 5 minute walk from the Royal Society UK wide bus links can be found at National Express or City Link.
By car: The Royal Society of Edinburgh is in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. The neasest car park is Q-Park at the Omni Centre (formerly called Greenside), Greenside Row, Edinburgh EH1 3AN. Tariff is £11 for 4 hours, £22 for 24 hours. There is usually parking availability, the venue is a 10 minute walk.
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