Travel and departures

Edinburgh and the Royal Commonwealth Pool

Travelling to Edinburgh

Edinburgh only has one airport, at Ingliston, located to the west of the city. It is Scotland's busiest airport, handling 14.3 million passengers in 2018. Thirty-eight airlines offering 221 routes to 157 destinations operated out of the airport in 2018. Details can be found at

The city also lies on the east coast rail line. The two principle stations are Edinburgh Waverley, in central Edinburgh (closest to the pool) and Haymarket (in the west end).

Travel within Edinburgh

Trams and public buses operate from the airport to the city centre, and buses run throughout the city. However, the city centre is quite compact - the Royal Commonwealth Pool is a 15 - 20 minute walk from the Royal Mile (High Street) and Princes Street. With Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags providing a backdrop to the pool, it provides the perfect landmark for those wishing to enjoy the walk.

Competition transfers

Wherever possible, SASA East District will collect teams arriving at the airport and either Haymarket or Waverley railway stations and transfer them to their accommodation. We will arrange people carriers and taxis to pick up from the airport from the Thursday before the competition and on Sunday and Monday to help with return journeys.

To book this, please send a request to : We will need to know date and arrival time, flight number or train starting point and the numbers who require transfer and where to. There will be a charge of around £40 per collection (6-8 people) and £30 for return journeys. Arrangements and exact costs will be confirmed by email before departure.

The Royal Commonwealth Pool

The venue is located south of Edinburgh’s Old Town, close to Cameron Toll Shopping Centre and Pollock Halls of Residence (University of Edinburgh Campus). Details are:

Royal Commonwealth Pool,
Dalkeith Road,
EH16 5BB

Telephone ; 0131 667 7211
Contact: Mark Quinn/Duty Manager


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