College of Science & Engineering

Lothian Buses Service 41 Pilot

In response to student feedback the University is considering options to improve the experience of using bus services to access University sites.

From Monday 13 March to Friday 7 April 2017 University of Edinburgh students and staff will be able to use the pre-existing Lothian Buses Service 41 for inter-site 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, which will continue to operate as normal during this time.

Lothian 41 bus

How it will work:

  • Students and staff will be able to board Service 41 at the Potterrow Bus Stop and the King's Buildings Bus Stop without paying a fare by showing their student or staff card to the driver
  • The first Service 41 from Potterrow that may be accessed for free will be the 10.06am departure for King's Buildings, and the last service will be the 4.20pm
  • The first Service 41 from King's Buildings that may be accessed for free will be the 10.01am departure for Potterrow, and the last service will be the 4.31pm
  • At all other times, and at all other bus stops, students and staff will have to pay the normal Lothian Buses Fare to use Service 41
  • The cost of providing free access to Service 41 will be covered by the University.

For students and staff who have an urgent requirement (for academic timetabling reasons) to travel between the sites there is a Priority Permit System in operation. The Permit provides priority access to the Shuttle Bus.

To make it easier for staff to use the bus at work, departments can order pre-paid Lothian Bus tickets.

Find out more about the trial, Priority Permits and pre-paid tickets below.

Related links

Transport & Parking - Lothian Buses Service 41 Pilot

Priority Permit - Shuttle Bus

Pre-paid bus tickets