Open days, events and visits

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:

City of Edinburgh Council: travel disruption

Planning your route

Route information for drivers can be found on the RAC or AA websites.

RAC Route Planner

AA Route Planner

The City of Edinburgh Council website lists current roadworks and travel disruption in the city.

City of Edinburgh Council: roadworks


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.

City of Edinburgh Council: parking 

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.

Quartermile (Q-Park)

St Leonard’s (Easi-Park)

Holyrood Road (NCP)

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.

Edinburgh Park and Ride

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.