Why Edinburgh?

We are crossing the English-Scottish border to host 2019's Conference in historic, beautiful Edinburgh.  With its international airport, great transport links and world-renowned hospitality.  Scotland also boasts some of the UK’s most iconic scenery and, together with its unique cuisine, culture and heritage, Edinburgh will provide an unforgettable and tranquil experience for conference attendees.

Scotland is also the birthplace of a number of innovations upon which modern critical care provision depends, for example, the hypodermic syringe (Alexander Wood); penicillin (Sir Alexander Flemming); the first hospital Radiotherapy Unit at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the pioneering of X-ray cinematography (John Macintyre); oxygen therapy (John Scot Haldane); the Glasgow Come Score (Graham Teasdale and Bryan J Jennett) and the primary creation of the artificial kidney (Professor Kenneth Lowe). 

Also with its remote islands and communities, the Scottish geography and way of life has necessitated the development of a very sophisticated Paediatric Retrieval Service which transports critically ill children by land, air and/or sea to specialist paediatric centres in Edinburgh and Glasgow – critical care crossing land and sea boundaries by whatever means necessary.  Sharing this experience and associated innovation both children and adults requiring critical care, will be inspirational.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Situated at the heart of Scotland's beautiful capital city, the EICC is one of the world's outstanding venues for conferences and events.  This purpose-built centre offers the very best facilities and technology; and their experienced team will help to ensure your event's success.

The Exchange, Edinburgh,
EH3 8EE, Scotland

T:+44 (0) 131 300 3000

Disability Access

The EICC is a modern, purpose-built and fully-accessible events venue. The venue has been designed to be inclusive to people of all abilities and the team there has received full Equality and Diversity Training.  For full information regarding the venue's accessibility please click here.


A selection of city centre hotels that are close to the EICC and are most frequently used by delegates can be found on the EICC website.  They are listed by their proximity to the EICC. 

Convention Edinburgh

Convention Edinburgh has negotiated rates for the BACCN 2019 and is pleased to offer a free online accommodation booking service to delegates attending this event.

To view and book the various accommodation options please click HERE

Credit card details are required to make a booking and confirmation shall be sent to your e-mail address. Payment should be made directly with the accommodation provider at the time of your stay.

Getting here

With excellent air links and rail and road network, getting to Edinburgh and the EICC from overseas or within the UK has never been easier. You can view the location map here.

Bus, rail and tram

By Bus
Edinburgh's main bus terminal is located at St Andrews Square. Bus connections stretch right across the UK. For details of these routes please visit: or

For information on local bus services throughout Edinburgh visit

By Train
Edinburgh has two railway stations:

Waverley Station, which is 1.3 miles from EICC, is the city's main railway station and has direct routes to many cities across the country, including over 25 daily departures from London.

Haymarket Station, which is just 0.4 miles from EICC, is a stop for many commuter and some UK train routes.  Please ensure that you check with your rail network provider to find out if your train will stop at Haymarket or Waverley.

For more information on the rail network within the UK, please visit or

By Tram
Edinburgh Trams run between the Airport and York Place every 8-10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 12-15 minutes on a Sunday.  The closest tram stop to the EICC is at Haymarket Station.  Please visit Edinburgh Trams website for more details.

Walk to EICC from Haymarket Station
When exiting Haymarket Station head right (east), towards the pedestrian crossing. Walk straight up Morrison Street for a few minutes and you will find the EICC on the left hand side.

For further advice on alternative modes of transport

Car, taxi and bike

Travelling to Edinburgh by Car
The EICC is right in the centre of Edinburgh. The main entrance is 150 Morrison Street. For directions from your home or office visit and input EH3 8EE for the destination postcode.

Parking near the EICC
There are many car parks in close walking distance to the EICC. Please access the following links for further details:

National Car Parks (NCP) in central Edinburgh

  • 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
  • Spaces near EICC available via

Tripshare Edinburgh
Created to help you quickly and easily find someone who shares your specific journey. Visit the website for full information

There are bike racks next to the main entrance to chain up bikes. For nearby routes, the Edinburgh Cycle Route runs close to the EICC.


Travelling to Edinburgh by Plane
Edinburgh has one of the UK's fastest growing airports and new flights are always being added. At the EICC, we have the luxury of being located right in the heart of the city and within 10km (6 miles) of Edinburgh International Airport.

For more information on which airlines and destinations connect to Edinburgh visit

From Edinburgh Airport by Taxi
There is an excellent taxi service from the airport to the city. You'll find official airport taxis at the taxi rank outside the terminal building (follow the signs within the airport). It costs approximately £15 to get a taxi from the airport to the city centre and the journey takes 20 minutes depending on the time of day.

From Edinburgh Airport by Tram
Edinburgh Trams run between the Airport and York Place, in central Edinburgh, every 8-10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 12-15 minutes on a Sunday.  The closest tram stop to the EICC is at Haymarket Station.  The first tram from Edinburgh Airport departs at 06:15 and the last is 22:45.  Please visit Edinburgh Trams website for further information.

From Edinburgh Airport by Bus
The Airlink 100 operates a frequent bus service (every 10 minutes at peak times) between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre, with designated stops en route. The service starts at 04.30 and runs until 00.22 at night, with the journey taking 20 minutes. Tickets cost £4.50 single and £7.50 return. Delegates are advised to disembark at Haymarket Railway Station and to follow signs for EICC on foot (5 minute walk). See city centre map for directions.

The N22 bus also departs from outside the Airport entrance and runs every half an hour through the night until the Airlink service starts again. For more information about these services visit