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The e-Science Institute is less than 15 minutes walk from Waverley rail station (please use our map for directions), and from St Andrews square bus stations. For travel links and information on how to get to Edinburgh see our webpage Transport to and from Edinburgh & Glasgow.

    By Taxi
    It is approximately 20 minutes by taxi from Edinburgh airport (40 minutes by bus). If taking a taxi from Waverly station it is worth noting only certain taxi companies are allowed to pick up from within the station, so if there's a long queue it's probably worth walking out onto the main road. Edinburgh taxis are all black cabs. Taxis are regulated by the City authorities and are able to provide quotations prior to booking and expense receipts.

    By Road
    From the west end of Princes Street.
    The National e-Science Centre, e-Science Institute is on South College Street, which is along a side street just off the continuation of North Bridge heading south from Princes Street. Princes Street is closed to cars travelling east. The easiest route from the west side of the city centre is to turn left into Charlotte Square, then right onto Queen Street. At the east end of Queen Street there is a large roundabout (beside John Lewis and the Warner Village Cinema complex). Turn right at the roundabout up Leith Street, which will take you to the east end of Princes Street. Go straight on at the traffic lights and up North Bridge (the Balmoral Hotel is on the corner of Princes Street and North Bridge). Then just after Chambers Street, South College Street is the next on the right hand side of road.

    Car Parking
    There is very limited street parking around the e-Science Institute.


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