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Getting here

Basil Paterson is located in Edinburgh city centre in the historic New Town.

You can fly directly to Edinburgh from over 120 destinations worldwide. The city is just a 1-hour flight from London and is well-connected to other UK cities by train and bus.

Airport Arrivals

Edinburgh International Airport is only 7 miles from the city centre; 25 minutes by bus, taxi or tram.

Executive airport transfer – Basil Paterson can organise an executive meet and greet transfer service directly from Edinburgh airport to your accommodation.

Public transport

Edinburgh has an excellent public transport system with buses, trains, trams and taxis. On the walking tour on your first day, we will take you to the bus station to buy a bus pass. We also send information about local public transport in your welcome pack.

  • Very central location.
  • Bus, tram or taxi for convenience.
  • Airport transfers available.


Basil Paterson made my life better and I met a lot of people from many different countries. I enjoyed classes with teachers and the students also and I changed many ideas.  I hope to continue to learn English.”

Abdullah, Saudi Arabia

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