The University provides a free shuttle bus service for staff and students to travel between the Central Area and the King's Buildings to meet their academic timetable.
These service improvements have been introduced following the evaluation of the Service 41 Pilot during March 2017.
There is a new shuttle bus timetable for 2017-18. This provides a new service from Central Area to King's Buildings at 09:53 and a consistent, easier to remember 20 minute frequency timetable during the day. Scroll down for details.
The Central Area bus stop has changed to Bristo Square, next to the student centre. This bus stop provides more space to wait for the bus and when the Bristo Square redevelopment is fully complete in autumn 2017, there will be seating and a bus shelter. The King's Buildings bus stop is being upgraded with a large bus shelter.
To assist with travel requirements between Central Area and King's Buildings on weekday evenings students and staff can travel for £1 on Service 41. Terms and conditions apply.
The shuttle bus will operate Monday-Friday between the following dates:
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 ONLY.
|Bristo Sq||0818||0836||0838||0918||0953||1013||1033||53||13||33||then every 20||1533||1558||1628||1708||1738||1808|
|King's Buildings||0832||0848||0852||0932||1007||1027||1047||07||27||47||mins until||1547||1612||1642||1722||1752||1822|
|King's Buildings||0835||0905||0935||1015||1035||1055||15||35||55||then every 20||1655||1725||1755||1825|
|Bristo Sq||0846||0916||0946||1026||1046||1106||26||46||06||mins until||1706||1736||1806||1836|
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 priority over and above other waiting passengers.
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 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. During the evenings in semester time students and staff can travel for £1 on Service 41.