Travel Details

Please note that for participants travelling from the EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland that the UK is not part Schengen Agreement and as such you will need a passport or national ID to enter the country. Citizens of the Republic of Ireland can avail of the Common Travel Area and will not need a passport or ID to enter the UK, however many airlines and ferry companies require passports for travel.

For visitors from outside the EU you may need a visa to come to the UK. More information about visas can be found can be found at the UK Border Agency's website.

To get from the airport to Edinburgh city centre it is easiest to take the Airlink, the Lothian Buses service 35 (not as frequent and takes a long time to get to the centre, but is cheaper), or take a taxi (~GBP 20-25). The Airlink back to the airport starts at Waverley bridge.

For those travelling from different parts of the UK, Edinburgh is easily reachable by train. You should take a train to Waverley or Haymarket stations and you can book online.

The first three weeks of the school will be held at the King's Buildings (KB) campus in Edinburgh University. You can walk to the KB campus of Edinburgh University from the city centre in ~20 minutes or it is possible to get the bus. See for more information. You can board most of the buses to KB from the city centre.

Multiple tickets can be bought in advance for Lothian Buses (the largest bus service). Day tickets can also be purchased on-board for GBP 3.50. A taxi from the city centre to KB may cost anywhere between GBP 5.00 to 10.00 depending on location, day of the week and time of day.

The final week of the conference will be held in the Scottish Highlands. Transport will be provided for participants to and from Edinburgh.