Transport & Parking

Public bus services

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

Edinburgh has a fantastic network of bus services provided by a number of bus service providers.

The main public transport providers are:

  • Lothian Buses
  • Stagecoach
  • First
  • E&M Horsburgh

Night services run on many routes.

Shuttle buses also run to and from Edinburgh International Airport.

Plan your bus journey

1. If you do not already know the address of the building you are going to, look at the University campus maps to find the postcode or street address of your destination.

Campus maps

2. Enter the postcode or street of where you are travelling from and enter your destination into the Traveline Scotland journey planner.

Traveline Scotland journey planner

BusTracker

Do you want to know when the next bus is coming?

You can download the BusTracker application for your iPhone or android phone which will allow you to quickly check your bus times at home, at work or whilst on the move!

BusTracker

BusTracker allows you to see up to the minute information on the bus you would like to catch and also when your bus will arrive at the bus stop. You can check online or on your phone.

BusTracker is only available for Lothian Buses and East Lothian Buses services.

Real time information at bus stops

Up to the minute "real time" bus timetable information is now available at bus stops across the city. Information panels provided next to each bus stop let you know when the next bus services will be arriving, or if there has been a delay.

Airport buses

Airlink bus 100

Departs Waverley Bridge (adjacent to Edinburgh Waverley Train Station) at least every 10 minutes between 04:00 and midnight.

Departs Edinburgh Airport, Bus Stop D at least every 10 minutes between 04:30 and 01:00.

The journey takes approximately 25 minutes. 

A single adult ticket on the Airlink is £4.50. A return adult ticket is £7.50. Tickets can be bought on board the bus. Lothian Buses Ridacards and Scottish National Concession passes can be used on Airlink.

Skylink buses 200, 300 and 400 

Lothian Buses run three addtional bus services to the airport. 

200 - Departs Ocean Terminal, in the north of the city, up to every 30 minutes between 04:10 and 23:15. Departs Edinburgh Airport up to every 30 minutes between 04:55 and midnight. 

300 - Departs Cameron Toll, in the west of the city, up to every 20 minutes between 04:52 and 22:11. Departs Edinburgh Airport up to every 20 minutes between early morning and 23:10.

400 - Departs Fort Kinnaird, in the south of the city, up to every 30 minutes between early morning and 20:20. Departs Edinburgh Airport up to every 30 minutes between early morning and 21:35. 

Night buses

Night buses are run in the City Centre, as well as into East Lothian and Midlothian. Night Buses follow much of the same route as their daytime counterparts and therefore many areas are served by buses 24 hours a day. More information is available from Lothian Buses.

Night buses

Bus fares

Across Edinburgh City centre, with the exception of the Airlink bus, you can purchase a single adult ticket at a cost of £1.70 when you board the bus.

The correct change is required to pay for your fare when boarding the bus.

A range of day tickets, multi journey tickets and pre paid tickets are also available directly from bus operators.

One-Ticket

One-Ticket is a season ticket for use with the different public transport operators across Edinburgh. With One-Ticket, you get 'unlimited' travel by bus and train in East Central Scotland.