Information on travelling to TAS '23

The First International Symposium on Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS ‘23) will be held at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK.

A map of the location of Heriot-Watt campus in Edinburgh

Travelling to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, and is well connected by train, plane, and road. For more information about how to get to Edinburgh click here.

Travelling by train

There are two main railway stations in Edinburgh, Waverley (city centre) and Haymarket (West of the city centre), with direct trains to many Scottish and English cities.

Travelling by plane

Edinburgh Airport is located to the West of Edinburgh and provides direct UK and international flights. Visitors can get to and from the airport by tram, train, bus, car, and taxi. Check out the airport website for information about transport links.

Travelling by bus

Numerous coach companies travel between UK cities to Edinburgh. Most buses to Edinburgh arrive at the Edinburgh Bus Station. The bus station is on St Andrew Square in the city centre.

Travelling by car

Edinburgh is connected to the rest of Scotland and UK through an extensive road network. Glasgow is an hour away on the M8, Newcastle is approximately a 2.5-hour drive, Manchester 4 hours away and Birmingham is a 6-hour drive. Travelling to Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh Campus) Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus is located six miles from the city centre and can be reached by car and public transport. See here for Heriot-Watt University’s transport link information.

Lothian Buses offers services 25, 34, and 45 to Heriot-Watt University. The journey takes approximately 30-40mins. The 25 is the most frequent bus to Edinburgh Campus, leaving the city centre every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes after 19.00. Lothian buses are fitted with contactless payment technology.

Transport for Edinburgh App

If you plan to use public transport in Edinburgh, the ‘Transport for Edinburgh’ app offers real-time navigation information. Download the app for free here. Available on the Apple Store and the Android Play Store.

Please see the campus map for campus location specifics. The Symposium will be held in building 1 - The James Watt Centre, and building 24 – The National Robotarium.


Information about campus accessibility can be found here.