Getting here


By Air

By Air

Edinburgh airport offers direct and connecting flights to and from more than 100 UK, European and international destinations. For those on budget, Ryanair and Easyjet offer cheap fares from London and other European capitals. Check destinations and airlines on the Edinburgh Airport website.

The airport is 8 miles (12 km) west of the capital – travel to the city centre via:

By Train

By Train

Edinburgh is connected to an excellent train network and Waverley Station is situated in the heart of the city centre. For best value buy your ticket online well in advance.

  • East Coast – for routes from London via the East Coast main line.
  • Virgin Trains – routes from Birmingham via the Lake District, Carlisle and Lockerbie.
  • First TransPennine Expres – routes from Manchester and Manchester Airport, via the Lake District, Carlisle and Lockerbie.
  • Cross Country Trains – routes from south west England via Birmingham and Newcastle.
  • First Scotrail – all routes from around Scotland
By Bus

By Bus

National coach lines terminate at St Andrew Square bus station, around a 15-minute walk from the central campus area.

Local buses

By Car

By Car

If you are planning on coming with your own transport, Edinburgh has easy access to the Scottish motorway network. Use the route planner for driving directions.

The University has limited parking at some campuses for visitors.

On-street parking and multi-storey parking is available around the central campus area.