The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is situated in the heart of Scotland's beautiful capital city, the EICC offers superb facilities and technology and has been voted one of the world's outstanding venues for conferences and exhibitions. Situated alongside UNESCO World Heritage architecture and hosting world-class entertainment - Edinburgh is a breath-taking city to hold events.
Edinburgh is renowned for inspiration and innovation. For centuries it has nurtured some of the greatest minds in philosophy, economics, finance, literature, law, medicine, engineering and architecture.
Travelling to Edinburgh by Plane
Edinburgh has one of the UK's fastest growing airports and new flights are always being added. Edinburgh Airport is extremely accessible, with 37 airlines flying 227 routes to 157 destinations. At the EICC, we have the luxury of being located right in the heart of the city and within 10km (6 miles) of Edinburgh International Airport.
For more information on which airlines and destinations connect to Edinburgh visit www.edinburghairport.com.
Travelling to Edinburgh by Train
Edinburgh has two railway stations:
Waverley Station, which is 1.3 miles from EICC, is the city's main railway station and has direct routes to many cities across the country, including over 25 daily departures from London.
Haymarket Station, which is just 0.4 miles from EICC, is a stop for many commuter and some UK train routes. Please ensure that you check with your rail network provider to find out if your train will stop at Haymarket or Waverley.
From Edinburgh Airport by Taxi
There is an excellent taxi service from the airport to the city. You'll find official airport taxis 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 the time of day.
From Edinburgh Airport by Tram
Edinburgh Trams run between the Airport and York Place, in central Edinburgh, every 8-10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 12-15 minutes on a Sunday. The closest tram stop to the EICC is at Haymarket Station. The first tram from Edinburgh Airport departs at 06:15 and the last is 22:45. Please visit Edinburgh Trams website for further information.
From Edinburgh Airport by Bus
The Airlink 100 operates a frequent bus service (every 10 minutes at peak times) between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre, with designated stops en route. The service starts at 04.30 and runs until 00.22 at night, with the journey taking 20 minutes. Tickets cost £4.50 single and £7.50 return. Delegates are advised to disembark at Haymarket Railway Station and to follow signs for EICC on foot (5 minute walk). See city centre map for directions.
The N22 bus also departs from outside the Airport entrance and runs every half an hour through the night until the Airlink service starts again. For more information about these services visit www.flybybus.com.
The Royal Institute of Navigation are pleased to announce the Leonardo Hotel, 1 Morrison Link, Edinburgh EH3 8DN as the INC Conference Head Quarters.
The Leonardo Hotel (Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket) is a 5 minute walk from the EICC and has 282 spacious bedrooms with free wifi throughout the hotel.
With a great restaurant for breakfast and evening meals and a bar serving a wide range of drinks plus car parking it is the INC2019 go to hotel.
The RIN have negotiated a special price of £135 B&B per person and to book direct with the hotel please click here. When choosing the dates for your stay, there is a ‘+add a code’ section. This is where you input the code LHROYA181119 to access the RIN rate.
The Royal Institute of Navigation are working closely with Marketing Edinburgh who have a list of post conference "things to do" in Edinburgh. Please do not leave Edinburgh without visiting at least one of the hidden gems of Scotland.