Transport & Parking

By car

The Central Area is located on the south side in the city centre. Traffic congestion can be a problem, and parking is strictly controlled.

Plan your car journey

Postcode details of University buildings are available from the University's Campus maps.

Parking in the Central Area

A number of University car parks are located in the Central Area and are managed by the Transport and Parking Office.

University car parks are for the use of permit holders only, and are subject to the University’s Parking Regulations.

Permits are available for visitors to the University.


Tripshare is the University's car sharing scheme.

The University of Edinburgh operates a private scheme within TripshareEdinburgh so that staff and students can search for potential matches within the University community to share their car, walking or cycling trip.

The University of Edinburgh has over 1,000 members who you could potentially share your journey with!

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