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


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 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 shuttle buses run frequently throughout the day and night seven days a week between the city centre and the Airport.

The journey takes approximately 25 minutes. At the airport, the Airlink bus arrives and departs from Stand 19, just outside the UK arrivals hall.

In Edinburgh city centre, the Airlink bus departs from Waverley Bridge, adjacent to Edinburgh Waverley Train Station.

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.

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 £1.60 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 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.