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  Public Transport

All our campuses can be accessed by public transport. On this page you’ll find information about the local transport links and ways to travel between Craiglockhart, Merchiston and Sighthill.

Travel guidance during Covid-19 

If you need to travel to the University, please plan ahead. Visit Transport ​Scotland​ for the latest Scottish Government advice and up-to-date guidance on public transport and active travel. 

However you travel, please ensure you are very clear of the facilities available and rules in place before you start your journey. Keep in mind that many public transport operators are running reduced services. 


There are bus stops within a short walking distance of all our campuses, with regular services across the city centre
serviced by Lothian Buses.

The number 36 service goes between Sighthill, Craiglockhart and Merchiston campuses, making it easy if you need to travel from one campus to another.

Lothian Buses offer a student travel card starting at £17 a week or £45 a month. This includes travel on Lothian city buses, NightBus services, airport buses, Lothian Country (city zone and cityWEST zone), East Coast Buses (city zones A and B) and Edinburgh Trams.


The tram is another quick way to travel to campus, and there are stops near Sighthill and Merchiston campuses.

Sighthill: Bankhead Tram Stop (approx. 10 min walk)
Merchiston: Haymarket Tram Stop (approx. 25 min walk)

Edinburgh Trams are also covered by the Lothian Buses ridacard.

There is a Transport for Edinburgh app​ which helps plan your journey as well as giving real-time information on services around the city.

Craiglockhart Travel

Slateford Train Station: 0.8 miles
Haymarket Train Station: 2.5 miles
Waverley Train Station: 3.5 miles.
Lothian Buses: 4, 10, 27, 45, 36​

Campus Address: 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ

For more information, take a look at our Craiglockhart Travel Map​.

Merchiston Travel

Haymarket Train Station: 1.2 miles 
Waverley Train Station: 1.9 miles

Lothian Buses: 11, 15, 16, 23, 36, 45

Campus Address: 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT

For more information, take a look at our Merchiston Travel Map.

Sighthill Travel

Edinburgh Park Train Station: 1 mile
Haymarket Train Station: 5.2 miles
Waverley Train Station: 6.4 miles

Lothian Buses: 3, 21, 25, 34, 35, 36 (300/400 Skylink from Bankhead Ave)

Campus Address: 9 Sighthill Court, Edinburgh, EH11 4BN

For more information, take a look at our Sighthill Travel Map.

Student Accommodation

Our student accommodation sites are located in Edinburgh city centre and are easily accessed by public transport. Please take a look at the travel maps for each accommodation site for more information.

Orwell Terrace Travel Map
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