Transport & Parking

Public transport

Edinburgh has an excellent public transport system.

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You can travel to, from and within Edinburgh by bus, train, coach, plane or ferry.

The University encourage staff, students and visitors to use public transport whenever possible.


The University of Edinburgh is served by a comprehensive network of buses which are provided by the University and local bus operators.

Park and Ride

There are bus and rail Park and Ride sites throughout Edinburgh.


You can reach Edinburgh by train from all over Scotland and the rest of the UK.


There are a range of long distance coach services available to and from Edinburgh.


The Edinburgh Tram runs between the city centre and Edinburgh Airport.

By air

Edinburgh Airport is approximately eight miles west of Edinburgh city centre. Edinburgh airport is served by both national and international destinations.


A number of ferries run to destinations around Scotland.

Interest free public transport loan

The University of Edinburgh provides staff with an interest free transport loan for purchasing a bus or train season ticket which is then paid back in installments from your salary.