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.
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. It is not intended to be an alternative to using normal public bus services.
From the start of academic year 2016-17 the Shuttle Service will operate as a non-stop express service between Potterrow (Central Area) and King's Buildings. It will not pick-up or drop-off in the Summerhall area.
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.
Students are advised to consider alternative travel options between Central Area and King's Buildings.
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.
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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.
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.