The conference venue
Situated at the heart of Scotland’s beautiful capital city, the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is one of the world’s outstanding venues for conferences and events.
Accessible parking near the EICC
Dedicated accessible parking spaces are available in the following facilities:
- Sheraton Hotel Car Park located 150 meters from the EICC, with limited accessible parking spaces
- Semple Street Car Park located 300 meters from the EICC
- Castle Terrace NCP Car Park located 650 meters from the EICC
In addition there is on street parking on Morrison Street near the EICC’s main entrance and in surrounding streets, such as Gardner’s Crescent, which is free and without time limit for Blue Badge holders.
Visitors from outside the European Union can apply for Blue Badge status for the duration of their visit. They should contact the City of Edinburgh Council with as much notice as possible via their Request a Blue Badge webpage
Please note that you should not park:
- In bus lanes during the hours of operation
- In cycle lanes
- On single or double red lines during the hours of operation or in a dangerous section of the road
- On zig-zag pedestrian crossings at school entrance
- In bus stops
On the buses
Several local buses stop at Lothian Road, which is approx. 300 metres from the EICC. Additionally, Lothian Buses service No. 2 stops just a few metres from the EICC’s main entrances.
All Lothian Buses are easy access, and are equipped with:
- Low entrances that can “kneel” to kerb height to give step free access where possible
- Retractable boarding ramp for wheelchair access
- Completely flat areas on the lower deck (with no internal steps)
- High visibility handrails
- A dedicated wheelchair space
- Drivers who are specially trained to help customers enjoy the full benefit of their buses
The EICC benefits from a reserved drop-off area where taxis and cars can park temporarily, directly outside the venue’s two entrances. The taxi rank is situated at the front of the EICC where there is a dropped kerb. Taxis can be booked at the EICC’s Concierge Desks.
Our preferred taxi supplier is Central Taxis. All Central Taxis are wheelchair accessible. They offer a mix of 5-seater TX Hackney cabs, 6-seater Mercedes M8 taxis and Peugeot E7 taxis each of which is supplied with a wheelchair ramp, seatbelts and additional safety anchors. All drivers have completed training in Wheelchair Access and Disability Awareness.
The closest train station to the EICC is Haymarket. The station is accessible and is less than 500 metres from the venue. Waverley Station is one mile from the EICC. All entrances to the station are step-free. Further details can be found in Waverley Station’s accessibility guide.
Edinburgh Trams stop directly outside Haymarket Station, which is the closest tram stop to the EICC. The trams provide frequent connections from the city centre to Edinburgh Airport.
The approach to the EICC from Lothian Road is flat with a gentle slope down towards the two main entrances – the Strathblane and the Lennox. From this direction you will arrive at the Lennox entrance first. Arriving from Haymarket Station to the venue, after the step-free pedestrian crossing the pavement slopes upwards – from this direction you will arrive at the Strathblane entrance first.
The EICC’s two main entrances, the Strathblane and the Lennox, both have automated sliding doors which are operated by a push button from the outside and by sensor from the inside. During an event these doors are manned with security who can offer assistance if required.
There are several accommodation options close to the EICC to suit various needs and budgets, including (listed by their proximity to the EICC) the Sheraton Grand, Premier Inn, DoubleTree by Hilton, Waldorf Astoria, Fountain Court Apartments, Principal Charlotte Square, Apex Hotels, Radisson Blu, The Balmoral and many more.
Located in The Exchange district of central Edinburgh, the EICC can be reached by several routes with plenty of accessible travel options to choose from.
The address for the EICC is
The Exchange Edinburgh,
150 Morrison St,
Edinburgh EH3 8EE