Travel to the World Congress in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is at the heart of Scotland and easy to reach by air, rail and road. Delegates from Europe and far beyond will find the city accessible.


By Air

Edinburgh Airport is only 12 kilometres (8 miles) from the city centre and has excellent coach, tram and taxi connections. Edinburgh Airport serves 130 worldwide destinations with over 53 flights from London airports every day, and regular services to other major British cities. A short 25 minute bus ride or tram brings visitors directly from Edinburgh airport into the city centre.


By Rail

The Edinburgh and London route is the fastest train service between cities in Britain, taking just over four hours from one city centre to the heart of the other. There are high-speed links to all of the other major population centres and airports in the UK, while the Eurostar service connects Paris to Edinburgh in around eight hours.

"Can there anywhere be a more beautiful and beguiling city to arrive at by train? To emerge from the bustling, subterranean bowels of Waverley Station and find yourself in the very heart of such a glorious city is a happy experience indeed." - Bill Bryson


By Road

Motorways and a network of quiet trunk roads ensure Edinburgh is easily - and pleasantly - accessible by road. The national coach station connects to all major British cities

Scottish Weather

Edinburgh enjoys a moderate year-round climate, with none of the violent extremes of weather.  From April to September, temperatures are mild and compare favourably with other European cities; annual rainfall is the same as Frankfurt, New York and Rome.

It's always worth packing a sweater and a rain coat against the chance of changeable conditions...

2019 Key dates

Registration Opens:

Early 2019

Symposia Submissions:

August 6 - October 1, 2018

Oral & Poster Submissions:

October 1 - December 5, 2018

Pre-Congress Workshop Submissions:

October 1 - December 5, 2018

Awards Applications Open:

October 1, 2018

Late Breaking Abstracts:

April 1 - April 15, 2019

Travel Award Submission Deadline:

April 15, 2019

Early Registration Deadline:

April 22, 2019

Regular Registration Deadline:

June 3, 2019

2017 Congress Dates:

June 30 - July 4, 2019