All you need to know about travelling to Craiglockhart

Our Craiglockhart campus is well-served by public transport to and from the city centre. There are also a number of cycle paths in the area and bike storage facilities on site.
 
 
Craiglockhart campus outdoor steps

Craiglockhart Campus

219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ

If you need to travel to the University, you can plan ahead by visiting the Traveline Scotland website for updates and alerts.

We are always happy to help with travel advice. If you’re looking for more information, please contact environment@napier.ac.uk.

 
 

Getting here by bus

Free bus travel for under-22s

From 31 January 2022, you will be able to travel for free by bus if:

  • You are under 22 years old
  • You are living in Scotland for more than 6 months of the year

To get your free bus travel, you will need to apply for a National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC). Visit the Transport Scotland website to find out more about the scheme, or apply for a NEC online now.

If you are resident in Edinburgh and your NEC has been issued by the City of Edinburgh Council, you can also use your card to travel on Edinburgh Trams.

Getting to Craiglockhart by bus

Several Lothian Buses services stop close to Craiglockhart campus.

  • Services 4, 10 and 27 stop on nearby Colinton Road (Craiglockhart Campus stop).
  • Service 36 stops on nearby Glenlockhart Road (Craiglockhart Campus stop).

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.

We recommend you download the Transport for Edinburgh app which helps plan your journey as well as giving real-time information on services around the city.

To find more details on other bus services within the city, please visit the Traveline Scotland page.

Getting here by train

  • From Edinburgh Waverley, take a Lothian Buses service 4 or 10 from Princes Street.
  • From Haymarket, take a Lothian Buses service 4 from Dalry Road.

Getting here by car

Parking at Craiglockhart campus is for permit holders only between 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday. You can park for free outwith these times.

A limited number of temporary parking permits are available for Trimester 2, free of charge. To apply, please download and fill out the car parking application form and email it to car.parking@napier.ac.uk. If you already have a temporary permit from Trimester 1, this will remain valid - you only need to email us if your vehicle details have changed.

We will continue to monitor demand throughout Trimester 2 and readjust if necessary, so please remember that temporary permits may be reviewed. We will let you know the full details of any changes as and when they happen.

Parking outwith the University

If you park your vehicle on the streets surrounding our campuses please be considerate to our neighbours.

  • Make sure you follow all Highway Code and local parking regulations
  • Do not park in spaces designated for local residents or shop customers
  • Do not park across driveways or on pavements, or otherwise obstruct access for residents and pedestrians

Getting here by bike

There are 81 bicycle spaces at Craiglockhart, 42 covered and 39 uncovered. Craiglockhart currently has no secure locked facilities but there is CCTV throughout the site.

The bike store is under the main staircase into the building. There is one covered shelter and some Sheffield stands located under the stairs.

We have two emergency locks available on each campus if you forget to bring yours - please ask at security.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, changing and shower facilities are currently unavailable.

Find more information on our Cycling to Campus page.

 
 

Craiglockhart Cycle Routes

There are many different route options for travelling between our sites. View our complete Craiglockhart YouTube playlist for routes that, as far as possible, use off-road cycling, walking and wheeling.

You can also visit www.cyclestreets.net for more options, including on-road routes.

 
 

Accessibility guide

For a detailed access guide to our Craiglockhart campus, please visit the AccessAble website.

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