Getting here

Easy to get to

Even for a city centre venue, the COSLA Conference Centre could hardly be better located. Transport links are excellent by rail, air or road. We’re just a couple of minutes walk from Haymarket station, on the bus route for the Airport Express (20 minutes from the terminal) and close to a number of large car parks.

If you have time away from the meeting, we’re only a 15 minute stroll from Princes Street and George Street where history, architecture and superb shopping come together in a spectacular, unique setting. The Scottish National Galleries, the Scott Monument and Edinburgh Castle are within easy reach too.


Edinburgh Airport is just eight miles away with excellent public transport that will bring you virtually to our door. Over 40 airlines offer direct and connecting flights to and from more than 100 UK, European and international destinations.

Getting to and from Edinburgh airport.


Haymarket station is right on our doorstep. Haymarket serves much of Scotland to the west, south and north of Edinburgh. It is also a stopping point for London trains and major cities to the south. For further information on travelling by train, visit the national rail website.


There are numerous ways to get here by bus. The principal bus station is at St Andrew Square in the city centre.  It offers excellent national connections – through or To get you around the city, a superb local service is provided by Lothian buses. We’re well-served by a number of frequent local services which stop virtually at out door. Plan your visit here.


You can also arrive via tram. The Haymarket tram stop is right outside our door. Trams pass every 7 minutes (every 10 minutes before 7am and after 7pm). Trams run from Edinburgh airport to York Place in the centre of Edinburgh. View the tram timetable here.


If you choose to travel by car, parking is available nearby and in some cases only a few hundred yards from our building. connects drivers to parking space owners across the UK.  COSLA visitors can redeem the ‘COSLA10’ discount code on to get a 10% parking discount near our Conference facilities.

Or you may prefer to use one of the park-and-ride facilities. Park on the outskirts of the city and use the frequent local bus service to bring you to the Centre.

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