Arriving by car, coach or minibus
How to get to our Open Day by car, coach or minibus (including parking).
Road closures and potential travel disruption
Campus road closure - In order to prioritise the safety of our Open Day visitors, roads at our George Square campus will be closed to all vehicles except those requiring blue badge or accessible parking. Parking on Buccleuch Place is also suspended in order to operate our Open Day shuttle bus service.
You can view information about travel disruption on the City of Edinburgh Council website:
Planning your route
Route information for drivers can be found on the RAC or AA websites.
The City of Edinburgh Council website lists current roadworks and travel disruption in the city.
Parking at our University campuses is very limited and is not available to Open Day visitors except those with accessibility requirements; however, there are some alternative, chargeable public parking options nearby.
The public car park closest to the central campus is Quartermile (Q-Park), with the next closest at St Leonard’s (Easi-Park) or Holyrood Road (NCP). However, please note that access to the Quartermile car park may be restricted on 5 October due to the road closure on Lauriston Place outlined above.
Please note that parking at the Easter Bush campus will only be available to those who have booked a ‘by car’ ticket for the Veterinary Medicine visit.
Park and Ride
As parking in the city is limited and can be expensive, you may prefer to make use of one of the many Park and Ride sites on the city bypass (A720). These sites offer free parking, with shuttle buses using the bus-only "greenways" into the city, which reduces the journey time.
Coaches and minibuses
If you plan to travel to our Open Day with a school coach or minibus, you must provide this information when making your Open Day group booking.
We will contact you using the email address you used to make the Open Day group booking to provide directions to the designated school coach drop-off point, and a more detailed map of the University campuses.
For safety reasons, coaches cannot stay parked in George Square or Buccleuch Place throughout the day.