With excellent transport links, getting to the Royal Society of Edinburgh is a straightforward trip.

Stewart Attwood Photography

Where is the Royal Society of Edinburgh?

The RSE is located at 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ | View on map

Upon entry

All visitors must be registered at their event registration desk or by signing in at the RSE Reception. The event register is required should we need to evacuate the building. All visitors must sign out again when leaving the premises.

By bus

Travelling to the RSE by bus couldn’t be easier, with direct links to Edinburgh city and the rest of Scotland.

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: www.nationalexpress.com or www.citylink.co.uk.

For information on local bus services throughout Edinburgh, visit www.lothianbuses.com

By train

Edinburgh has two railway stations.

Waverley Station is, 0.4 miles from RSE, the main railway station and has direct routes to many cities nationwide.

Haymarket Station is, 1.1 miles from RSE, a stop for many commuters and some UK train routes. 

For more information on the rail network within the UK, please visit nationalrail.co.uk or thetrainline.com.

By tram

Edinburgh Trams run between the Airport and Newhaven every 7-10 minutes, 7 days a week. The RSE is in between two tram stops, both within 0.2 miles, St Andrew’s Square and Princes Street. Please visit Edinburgh Trams for more details.

By car

The RSE is right in the centre of Edinburgh. The main entrance is 22-26 George Street. For directions from your location, visit https://maps.app.goo.gl/VjLQutAh3q2c398o8 and input EH2 2PQ.

Parking near the RSE (including accessible parking)

There are many car parks within close walking distance to the RSE. Please access the following links for further details:

Waverly Station EH1 1BB, in central Edinburgh, located 0.4 miles from the RSE, with 488 spaces, access parking space, and electric charging points.

Omni Centre EH1 3AN is in central Edinburgh and is located 0.6 miles from the RSE, with 1,000 spaces and 9 access parking spaces.

St James Quarter Car Park EH1 3AD is in central Edinburgh and is located 0.8 miles from the RSE, with 1,600, 70 access parking spaces, and electric car charging points.

Edinburgh Castle Terrace Car Park EH1 2EN is in central Edinburgh and is located 0.8 miles from the RSE, with 750 spaces and 5 access parking spaces.

Alternatively, you can search for spaces near RSE available via www.yourparkingspace.co.uk

Cycling

There are bike racks on George Street which can accommodate less than 20 bikes. We recommend using OpenStreetMap, which shows bike parking nearby. Parking with more than 20 spaces is shown as a blue square with the letter ‘C’ and the number of spaces.  If less than 20 spaces, it is shown as a small blue square.

Access

You can review the current facilities available for visitors with access needs:

At the Royal Society of Edinburgh, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment accessible to all.