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Shuttle bus

We have a free shuttle bus service for staff and students which travels between the Central Area and King's Buildings.

Latest News: Lothian Buses Service 41 Pilot

From 13th March - 7th April 2017 students and staff will be able to use Lothian Buses Service 41 to travel between Central Area and King's Buildings for free. This is a pilot to test the use of a public bus service to provide much-needed extra capacity for the Shuttle Bus Service.

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Important Service Information

The Shuttle Service is provided for students and staff who need to travel rapidly between Central Area and King's Buildings to meet their academic timetable.

The shuttle service is very busy at the start and end of the day, and at lunchtimes. There is no guarantee that the service will be able to pick up all waiting passengers.

Staff and students who are required to make essential business/study related journeys between the Central Area and King's Buildings within a tight deadline may apply for a priority permit. This entitles permit holders to priority over and above other waiting passengers.

Please consider alternative travel options for King's Buildings.

Travelling to the King's Buildings

Apply for a priority permit

Timetable 2016-17

The shuttle bus will operate Monday-Friday between the following dates:

  • Monday 12th September - Wednesday 21st December 2016
  • Friday 13th January - Friday 7th April 2017
  • Monday 24th April - Friday 26th May 2017

The service does NOT run during the Winter, Spring or Summer vacation.

The bus picks up and drops off in Central Area and King's Buildings.

Monday to Friday timetable 2016-17
Central Area depart King's Buildings arrive King's Buildings depart Central Area arrive
0818 0831 0835 0847
0836 0849 0900 0912
0838 0851 - -
0918 0931 0935 0947
1008 1021 1010 1022
1033 1046 1030 1043
1053 1106 1055 1107
1108 1121 1110 1122
1128 1141 1130 1142
1143 1156 1145 1157
1208 1221 1210 1222
1223 1236 1225 1237
1243 1256 1245 1257
1308 1321 1310 1322
1328 1341 1325 1337
1343 1356 1345 1357
1408 1421 1410 1422
1423 1436 1425 1437
1443 1456 1440 1452
1458 1511 1500 1512
1513 1526 1515 1527
1533 1546 1530 1542
1548 1601 1555 1607
1628 1641 1615 1627
1708 1721 1655 1707
1738 1751 1725 1737
1808 1821 1755 1807
    1825 1837

Pick up points

  • Central Area: Potterrow at the bus stop opposite the Potterrow Student Centre (bus stop number 36253583). This bus stop is on the east side of Potterrow.
  • King's Buildings: The bus stop at the roundabout next to the Roger Land Building (bus stop number 36245896).

Drop off points (no pick up)

  • Central Area: The bus stop on Chapel Street, Opposite the Pear Tree Pub.
  • Central Area: The bus stop next to the Student Centre at Bristo Square.
  • King's Buildings: the roundabout at the Roger Land Building.

Priority Permits

Priority permits are issued to staff and students required to make essential business/study related journeys between University sites to a deadline. The first 10 seats of the shuttle bus must be left free for priority permit holders until departure. A Priority Permit application form should be completed and authorised by your Personal Tutor. The form can be downloaded from the following webpage.

Evening and weekend bus travel

The shuttle bus does not operate in the evenings and at weekends but plenty of public bus services do, connecting the King’s Buildings with destinations across Edinburgh.

Travelling to the King's Buildings

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