Your travel options for getting to campus

At Edinburgh Napier University we have three campuses at Craiglockhart, Merchiston and Sighthill, as well as our own student accommodation residences. We’ve compiled some helpful guides on this page to get you where you need to go!

Bus stop with Edinburgh Napier poster in window. A bus is pulling alongside the stop, slightly out of focus.

Free bus travel for under-22s

Thanks to the Young Persons' Travel Scheme, you can enjoy free bus travel throughout Scotland 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 to find out more about the scheme and apply

Student Accommodation Travel

Our three accommodation sites at Bainfield, Orwell Terrace and Slateford Road are located in the city centre and are well-served by public transport. Lothian Buses offer a student ridacard which you can use on local buses and trams, making it an easy way to get from your flat to your campus.

There are also a number of cycle paths in the area and bike storage facilities on site.

Find out more about getting to student accommodation
Students arriving at Bainfield accommodation

Cycling to campus

At Edinburgh Napier, we want to support and encourage active travel as much as possible, whether you're walking, wheeling or cycling to campus.

Both Merchiston and Sighthill hold Cycle Friendly Campus awards and we offer a range of support to students who wish to cycle, including storage facilities, maps and route advice, temporary bike locks, repair and maintenance sessions and security marking.

Find out more about cycling to campus
Person cycling next to canal