Travel to Edinburgh
With an excellent internal air, rail and road network, getting to Edinburgh has never been easier.
Edinburgh has one of the UK's fastest growing airports and new flights are always being added. The EICC is conveniently located right in the heart of the city and within10km (6 miles) of Edinburgh International Airport. For more information on what flights fly to Edinburgh visit www.edinburghairport.com. For information on public transport transfers from Airport into the city centre, see "Local Buses" below.
Edinburgh has two railway stations - Waverley and Haymarket. Waverley is the main station and has direct routes to many cities across the country, including over 25 daily departures from London. For more information on the rail network within the UK click here or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
Edinburgh's main bus terminal is located at St Andrews. Bus connections stretch right across the UK. For details of these routes visit: www.nationalexpress.com or www.citylink.co.uk. For information on local bus services throughout Edinburgh visit: http://lothianbuses.com
Marketing Edinburgh, Convention Bureau have negotiated on behalf of all attendees a special discount for bus travel with Edinburgh & Lothian buses. Not only will delegates be entitled to reduced fares on the Airlink bus ticket but also on the exciting city sightseeing bus tours. The link will allow delegates to book and print their Airlink bus tickets as well as their sightseeing ticket, before they arrive in the city! To make use of this discount, please follow this link.
There is an excellent taxi service direct from the airport to the city. Official airport taxis can be found at the taxi rank outside the terminal building (follow the signs within the airport). It costs approximately £15 to get a taxi from the airport to the city centre and the journey takes 20 minutes depending on traffic flow and time of day. (Correct at the time of publication.)
The EICC is right in the centre of Edinburgh. The main entrance is on Morrison Street. For directions from your home or office visit www.multimap.com and input EH3 8EE for the destination postcode.
1. Call the International Hertz Reservations Centre in the U.S. at 1-800-654-3001, or your local Hertz Reservation Centre to receive a special discount for the SPIE Remote Sensing & SPIE Security + Defence meetings. You will receive 15% off qualifying affordable rates with unlimited mileage at participating locations in Edinburgh. Reservations may also be placed on-line at www.hertz.com.
2. Be sure to identify yourself as a SPIE Remote Sensing or SPIE Security + Defence attendee. The PC# on this voucher must be on your advance reservation to receive this special offer. You must present this coupon at the time of rental in order to receive this discount.
3. This special offer is available for rentals from September 15 – October 15, 2012 .
There are many car parks in close walking distance to the EICC. For details on National Car Parks in Edinburgh visit http://www.ncp.co.uk/edinburghairportparking.htm.
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