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Location

The Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology is located in the Michael Swann Building on the King's Buildings campus of the University of Edinburgh, approximately 3 miles South of the city centre. The Michael Swann Building is one of the tall towers on the left located approximately 100m from Gate 4.

A major building project: Building a New Biology, is currently underway on the King's Buildings campus and the Michael Swann Building is surrounded by construction works. Access via the front of the building will be maintained throughout the work and the entrance is clearly marked.   

Map of the King's Buildings

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Building a New Biology

How to get here

By Air: Edinburgh International Airport receives daily flights from more than 20 UK and 40 European airports, as well as daily transatlantic flights. Flights from international destinations are also scheduled throughout the week.

The most convenient way to reach the Centre from the airport is by taxi.  Ask the driver to take you to the Michael Swann Building, King's Buildings and to enter by Gate 4 on Mayfield Road. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes - one hour depending on the traffic. The fare from the airport ought to be around 25 GBP.  There are also frequent airport bus and tram services into the city from the airport.

Edinburgh International Airport

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Edinburgh Trams

By rail: Edinburgh can be reached in 4 - 4.5 hours from London.

All trains arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city.  The most convenient way to reach the Centre from the station is by taxi: ask the driver to take you to the Michael Swann Building, King's Buildings and to enter by Gate 4 on Mayfield Road. The fare will be approximately 10 - 15 GBP depending on the traffic conditions.  There are also frequent bus services from the city centre to King's Buildings.

National Rail enquiries

Scotrail

City Bus service information:  Two local bus companies operate services within Edinburgh and the surrounding suburbs.  Please be aware that the exact fare is required for the buses.  No change is given.

Lothian Buses

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Travelling to Edinburgh

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