ICOB 2019, 22-24 May

Venue   Accommodation   Travel


Old Course Hotel, Old Station Road, St Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9SP

ICOB2019 will be hosted in the Old Course Hotel, St Andrews, UK. The hotel overlooks the famous Old Course and the West Sands Beach, and offers comfortable amenities for its conference delegates. It is only a 10-minute walk from the St Andrews town centre and the University.

The University of St Andrews, founded in 1413, is the third oldest university in UK. St Andrews has a beautiful atmosphere for learning, history and culture.


Finding accommodation in St Andrews can be challenging due to a high number of visiting students and tourists. It is recommended to book in advance to ensure a good price. St Andrews has wide variety of accommodation options to fit your needs. You can find a good selection here.

A broader range of accommodation options can be found in a neighbouring town of Dundee. Travel from and to St Andrews is easy via a 30-minute regular-service bus (number 99A-D).

For instance, the APEX Hotel (Dundee) offers BnB rooms close to the bus service.


Information on traveling to St Andrews by air, rail, bus or car can be found here: Getting to St Andrews. Edinburgh airport is the closest international airport to St Andrews. We recommend choosing daytime arrival times to ensure timely public transport options.

The Old Course Hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the town centre and many of the Hotels and BnBs, and around a 30-minute walk from many accomodation options offered in the residential areas.

The Old Course Hotel can also be reached from Dundee by a regular bus service.

Getting to/from airport


We suggest booking a taxi to and from the Edinburgh airport beforehand, which is cheaper. There are a number of taxi companies in St Andrews; the university-recommended taxy company is Williamsons Taxis of St Andrews. The cost is £100 each way, i.e., £200 for pick on arrival and return to airport after conference. (If you use an airport metered taxi, the cost will be approx. £150 each way) To book your taxis, please contact Williamsons prior to your trip and supply your airline, flight number and arrival/departure times. Contact details are:
E-mail: [email protected]; Telephone: + (44) 1334 476787.

Public transport

Public transport is much cheaper, however, there are no direct links to St Andrews.

There are connections from the airport (trams and 24-hour bus links) to Edinburgh city centre. Trains run from Edinburgh railway station to Leuchars station. There are regular buses and taxis available at Leuchars to St Andrews and it will take approx. 10 minutes by road. (Approx. 1:40 hrs)

Alternatively, the 747 bus and a transfer to the X59/X24 will get you to St Andrews. (Approx. 2 hrs)