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Getting to Oriam

Oriam is located in the south-west of Edinburgh, six miles from the city centre. The facility has excellent transport links allowing ease of access to Edinburgh city centre, Edinburgh airport and wider surrounding areas. Train, air, motorway and trunk road networks provide connections to the wider country, UK and beyond.

By Bus

From the centre of Edinburgh the bus journey takes about 30–40 minutes.  The number 25 departs every 10 minutes during the day, and every 15 minutes after 8.00pm. Fares cost £1.70 for a single and £4 for a day ticket. Please note that exact money is required for Lothian Buses but not for Airlink. Payment can be made using your mobile phone. Other Lothian Buses services include the X25, 34, 45, 63 and the N25/N34 (night bus). St Andrew Square bus station, at the east of Princes St, is the terminus for all national coach services to the capital. Timetables can be found here for the number 25 and on the Citylink and National Express websites.

By Train

The mainline rail network runs to the city centre with major stations at Princes St and Haymarket. Curriehill station, which is only one mile from Oriam, offers a frequent service to Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central Station. There is no direct transport link from either Edinburgh Park or Curriehill so it is advisable to alight at Haymarket and take a number 25 from Dalry Road which terminates at the campus. Rail timetables can be found on the National Rail website.

By Bicyle

It’s easy and safe to get to Oriam from the city centre thanks to a number of cycle routes. These routes offer cyclists the opportunity to take paths along the Union Canal or follow main roads in safety. Check CycleStreets website. for more information.

By Car

Getting to Oriam by car is easy. Oriam very well connected, being only half a mile from the Calder Junction of the A720 City of Edinburgh by-pass and the A71. You’ll see clear signs for Heriot-Watt University on your approach.

By Air

Edinburgh International Airport is only three miles from Oriam. The airport offers a wide range of scheduled national and international flights. From the airport getting to the city centre by Airlink bus takes around 60 minutes and costs £7. From the city centre you can get to Oriam by bus.


A bustling capital, Edinburgh blends old, new and quirky offering a variety of accommodation options to suit all needs and budgets.

If you are joining us for the social event or just want to take time out to explore the city at night, the link below will help you search hotels close to Edinburgh Waverley Station in the City Centre.

Edinburgh Waverley Hotels Tues 26 June (you can choose to search for a different location or add a second night should you wish).

If you’d prefer to keep the conference on your doorstep, the link below will show you the best in hotel accommodation located closer to the venue.

Edinburgh hotels for Oriam Tues 26 June (you can choose to search for a different location or add a second night should you wish).

This is Edinburgh also provides information on hotels and activities to keep you busy in Edinburgh should you be looking to extend your stay and enjoy the city before or after the conference.

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