New Students

Airport welcome

Our Airport Welcome Team meets new students travelling to Edinburgh by air during the Arrival Periods.

September Arrival Weekend

September 2017 Arrival Weekend is Saturday, 9th and Sunday, 10th September.

Our airport welcome team will be at in Edinburgh Airport from 8:00am until 10:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (8th, 9th and 10th of September) to give you a warm welcome to Edinburgh as soon as you touch down.

Airport arrival team

When you arrive

Look out for the welcome team in the Domestic and International Arrivals Halls.

Tell them that you are a new student at the University of Edinburgh and give them the address of your accommodation.

They will be available to help you with taxis or public transport and provide information about key collection (if you are going to University accommodation which you can move into from Saturday the 9th September).

Some things to consider

Edinburgh City Private Hire (ECPH) is a private taxi company which offers preferential rates to University of Edinburgh students who book in advance (around £20 depending on your destination).

The usual cost of a taxi is around £25 if you do not book in advance.

A taxi journey into the city takes approximately 25 minutes. You can book a taxi with ECPH using the ECPH app or website.


There are also buses and trams from the airport into the city.


Arriving before or after the semester's Arrival Period

If you arrive outside the official Arrival Periods of  the 9th & 10th September 2017 the Welcome Team will not be available.

But you can easily make your own arrangements to get into the city.

More Information about Transport options

Find out more about public transport into the city and flying into Edinburgh.