Accommodation and Travel for Events at the School of Informatics


Accommodation and Travel for Events at the School of Informatics

Accommodation:

The hotels below are all within close walking distance of the Informatics Forum. Discounted rates may be available through the University of Edinburgh; please email ppar-cdt-enquiries@ed.ac.uk if you would like to find out more.

Residence Inn by Marriott
The CDT in Pervasive Parallelism recommends this hotel, as the rooms and facilities are very nice, and it is the closest to the Informatics Forum.
Address: 36 Simpson Loan, Quartermile, Edinburgh, EH3 9GG (5-minute walk from the Forum)
Tel: +44 (0)131 229 7150

Edinburgh photoTen Hill Place
Address: 10 Hill Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9DS (5-minute walk from the Forum)
Tel: +44 (0)131 662 2080

Apex City Hotel
Address: 61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ (10-minute walk from the Forum)
Tel: 0845 365 0000
Tel from outside UK: +44 (0)131 441 0440

Apex International Hotel
Address: 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS (11-minute walk from the Forum)
Tel: 0845 365 0000
Tel from outside UK: +44 (0)131 441 0440

Jury’s Inn
Address: 43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH (3-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station, 15-minute walk from the Forum)
Tel: +44 131 200 3300

Hotel Ibis Edinburgh South Bridge
Address: 77 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1HN (7-minute walk from the Forum)
Tel: +44 131 292 0000


Travel

If arriving by train:

The two main train stations in Edinburgh are:

Edinburgh Waverley: 18 North Bridge (15-minute walk to the Informatics Forum,
mainly uphill)

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Edinburgh Haymarket: Haymarket Terrace (27-minute walk to the Informatics Forum)


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If arriving into Edinburgh Airport:Transport options from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre include the Airlink Bus, Edinburgh Trams or taxis.

Airlink Bus http://lothianbuses.com/services/airlink
• Departs every 10 minutes from the airport and from locations in central Edinburgh
• Tickets: £4.00 single or £7.00 return
• 30-minute journey (subject to traffic) from the airport to Waverley Bridge (just across from Waverley Train Station)
• 13-minute walk from the Waverley Bridge bus stop to the Informatics Forum (mainly uphill):

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Edinburgh Trams http://edinburghtrams.com/
• Departs every 8-10 minutes from the airport and from locations in central Edinburgh
• Tickets: £5.00 single or £8.00 return
• 36-minute journey from the airport to Princes Street

• 18-minute walk from Princes Street tram stop to the Informatics Forum (mainly uphill):


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Taxis

• A taxi from Edinburgh Airport to the Informatics Forum costs around £21 – £25.
• To book a taxi in advance through Edinburgh City Private Hire, which is licensed by Edinburgh Airport, phone 0844 448 8576 or fill out the online taxi booking form.
• To book a public taxi on arrival at the airport, phone City Cabs on 0131 656 0830.

 

Transport around Edinburgh

Buses

The major bus company in Edinburgh is Lothian Buses. Route maps, timetables and fares can be found at their website: http://lothianbuses.com/

Taxis

The main taxi providers in Edinburgh are:
• City Cabs: 0131 228 1211
• Central Taxis: 0131 229 2468