Travelling to Edinburgh is actually quite simple! With an international airport and frequent trains from across the UK you could be in Scotland’s capital in a few hours. For details for how to get to Edinburgh, and how to travel around when you are there please see our guide below.

Edinburgh is a tourist hub with millions of visitors each year so you’ll find a hotel for every budget! We’ve teamed up with Convention Edinburgh to give you discounts on some of the hotels that are on offer.


By car

By car

Travelling to Edinburgh by car is actually easier than expected if you live in the north of England, please see below for average journey times:

Birmingham: 5.5 hours

Manchester: 4 hours

Newcastle: 2.5 hours

To help plan your journey, you might find the following websites useful.

By coach

If you are on a budget then getting the coach to Veterinary Evidence Today could be a great way to save money on travel. There are regular coaches from across the country; some companies that service the route are listed below:

National Express



By train

Regular services travel to Edinburgh from across the United Kingdom, with trains from London taking less than 5 hours! Edinburgh Waverley station is in the centre of the city and has easy access to buses and taxis to take you to your hotel. Haymarket station is approx 1 mile west of Princes Street.

For information on trains please visit National Rail.

There is also a sleeper train that travels to Scotland, for more information please click the link below:

By air

Flying to Edinburgh is surprisingly affordable, and quick! Over 25 airlines offer direct and connecting flights from more than 100 European and international destinations.

The airport is located 8 miles (12 km) west of the capital and there are a range of transport options for travelling to and from the city centre.

Skyscanner searches flights from a variety of operators.

Airport to city centre

By bus

There are a number of bus services at the airport, including the Airlink 100 express bus service which operates a 24-hour shuttle service between Edinburgh Airport and Waverley Bridge (near Princes Street and the main rail and bus stations), with designated stops en route. The service is frequent – every 10 minutes at peak times – with a journey time of about 25 minutes.

By taxi

Taxis at Edinburgh Airport include official airport taxis, pre-booked private hire taxis and city black cabs are all available, each with separate ranks. Many taxis are wheelchair-accessible and the journey time is around 25 minutes, although this may be longer during rush hours.

By tram

Edinburgh trams run between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre with 15 stops along the route, including Princes Street and Haymarket Station.

Single or return tickets can be purchased for journeys to or from Edinburgh airport. Tickets can be purchased from vending machines at every tram stop. You can pay using your debit or credit card as well as coins, but please note that no change is given.

Single ticket: £5 for adults, £2.50 for children ages 5 – 15

Return ticket: £8 for adults, £4.00 for children ages 5 – 15

Car hire and driving

For driving from Edinburgh Airport, vehicles can be hired from all major companies at the airport’s car rental facility close to the main terminal building. For satellite navigation systems, the postcode to use for the airport is EH12 9DN.

By train

There is no train link between Edinburgh airport and the city centre.

Car parking in Edinburgh

A range of on-street and covered parking facilities are available across the city, however as with all city centres it is a considerable expense to park for an extended period of time. If you are planning on driving to Veterinary Evidence Today then we suggest you choose a hotel with complimentary parking. Use the links below for details of parking options available in Edinburgh:

Pricing and location of pay and display

Registering for parking can be done via your mobile, for more information please see RingGo.


Accommodation for the conference can be booked here. You do not need to book through this link, these hotels are just suggestions.

The hotels are chosen by Convention Edinburgh who has relationships with the hotels and so can negotiate a lower price.

RCVS Knowledge does not take any responsibility for any hotels booked through the Veterinary Evidence Today website. The hotels listed are suggestions and any issues with the hotel should be dealt with separately.