New Students

Travel to the University

Information to help you plan your journey to Edinburgh.

How to get to Edinburgh and your University

If you are planning to travel to Edinburgh by air, you may have some concerns and questions about travelling right now.  Find more information on staying safe when you fly into Edinburgh. 

Airport safety

Travelling to the city of Edinburgh and then on to any area of the University of Edinburgh is relatively easy, no matter where you are coming from or how you choose to travel. 

Plan how to get to Edinburgh

Plan how to get around our campuses

Transport Guides for new students at the University of Edinburgh

Transport guide to travelling between campuses and getting around the city

Arrive in Edinburgh

Crowd of tourists arriving at airport
We want everyone to join us in Edinburgh as soon as they can, and if you can be on campus from September then you should, but we will make sure that everyone gets the same high-quality experience, regardless of where they are at the start of their programme.  Read more about starting your studies and important visa information for international students planning to enter the UK via the Republic of Ireland, including top tips about packing your bags to come to the UK.

Airport safety

Read more about staying safe when flying to Edinburgh, and the new measures in place at Edinburgh Airport to safeguard passengers and staff.

Transport and Travel in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has an excellent public transport system. Buses and trams are frequent and reliable, and cycling is popular.

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