Transport & Parking

Travelling to Edinburgh Airport by bus

Edinburgh airport is approximately 8 miles west of the city centre. There are a number of buses which travel between the airport and the University.

Bus routes between Edinburgh airport and University of Edinburgh sites

Airlink is the quickest way to travel between the airport and the city centre. The University's Central Area is just a short walk from its terminus in the city centre, and other sites are well connected from there by bus.

Airlink - Edinburgh airport to the city centre

Route Edinburgh city centre (Waverley Bridge) to Edinburgh airport
Stops To/from the city centre: Waverley Bridge (outside Edinburgh Waverley Train Station)
  To/from the airport: Stances 3 and 4
Frequency Every 10 minutes
Duration 30 minutes
Days 7 days a week
Ticketing A single adult ticket on Airlink is £4.50. A return adult ticket is £7.50. Tickets can be bought on board the bus. Lothian Buses Ridacards and Scottish National Concession passes can be used on Airlink. City singles and Day tickets are not valid on Airlink.

Lothian Buses Service 35 - Edinburgh airport to Ocean Terminal (Leith) via the city centre

Service 35 offers a direct link from the airport through the heart of the University's Central Area. Note that this services takes 30 minutes longer to travel between the city centre and the airport, and it may actually be faster to travel by Airlink.

Route Edinburgh airport to Ocean Terminal (Leith) via the City Centre
Stops To/from the University: Central Area of the University at Chambers Street and Forest Road
  To/from the airport: Stance 6
Frequency Every 15 minutes
Duration 1 hour between the airport and the Central Area of the University
Days 7 days a week
Ticketing A single adult ticket costs £1.50. Tickets can be bought on board the bus. The correct change is required to pay the fare.

Lothian Buses Night Bus N22 - Edinburgh Airport to the city centre

Route Airport - Ocean Terminal (via Edinburgh City Centre at Waverley Steps)
Stops To/from the city centre: Waverley Steps outside Edinburgh Waverley Train Station
  To/from the airport: Stances 3 and 4
Frequency Every 30 minutes
Duration Approximately 30 minutes
Days 7 days a week
Ticketing An adult fare is £3.00 for all night travel and free with a valid ridacard.

Planning your bus journey

1. If you do not already know the address of the building you are going to, look at the University campus maps to find the postcode or street address of your destination.

Campus maps

2. Enter the postcode or street of where you are travelling from and enter your destination into the Traveline Scotland journey planner.

Traveline Scotland journey planner

Related Links

Edinburgh Airport