Local Information

Travel to Edinburgh

Edinburgh airport is served by most major European airlines. For delegates travelling from ICASSP, the budget airline Jet2 operates four direct flights per week to Edinburgh from Prague. Other airlines serve the route via hubs such as Frankfurt, Amsterdam or Heathrow.

The Airlink 100 bus runs from the airport to the city centre every 10 minutes. The journey time is 30 minutes and costs £6 for a return ticket. Alternatively, a one-way taxi fare is in the region of £25.

Edinburgh city centre is very compact: the conference venue, most accommodation and many visitor attractions are generally within 5-10 minutes walk.

Workshop venue

All workshop sessions will be held at the Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton St. The location is shown on the map below.

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Eating out

There are several informal restaurants and bars close to the Informatics Forum, and many more on George IV Bridge and the Royal Mile, a few minutes' walk north. The List has reviews of many of the dining options.


Visitor information can be found at the official Edinburgh tourism site. Popular attractions include Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyrood House, and the Royal Yacht Britania. Many tour operators, with shops on the Royal Mile, run trips to explore other parts of Scotland.