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

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.


Getting here by bus

Residents in Scotland under the age of 22 will be eligible for free bus travel from 31 January 2022. We will bring you more information about the scheme and how to register when more details are announced.

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.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer student parking permits for Craiglockhart campus at this time.

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 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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