Transport & Parking

By bus

The King's Buildings site is located on the south side of the city and is extremely well served by bus. The University also provides a shuttle bus between the King's Buildings and the Central Area during term time.

Buses serving the King's Buildings Campus

Bus stops beside Murchison House, inside the Campus

The following buses stop at the bus stop beside Murchison House, inside the King's Buildings site.

Bus stops on Mayfield Road

The following buses serve the King's Buildings on Mayfield Road.

Bus stops on West Mains Road

The following buses serve the King's Buildings on West Mains Road.

Bus stops on Craigmillar Park Road

Craigmillar Park Road is one of the city's main arterial bus routes and is a short walk from the King's Buildings site. Craigmillar Park Road is accessed by following Hallhead Road and a small path which leads to Craigmillar Park Road. The following buses serve Craigmillar Park Road:

Lothian Buses Service 3 Lothian Buses Service 47
Lothian Buses Service 7 Lothian Buses Service 49
Lothian Buses Service 8 Lothian Buses Service N3
Lothian Buses Service 29 Lothian Buses Service N31
Lothian Buses Service 31 Lothian Buses Service N37
Lothian Buses Service 37  

Plan your bus journey

To plan your journey to the King's Buildings, try using the Traveline Scotland journey planner. The postcode for the King's Buildings is EH9 3JG.

By entering information about where you are travelling from and to, you will be provided with a detailed plan of how to make your journey.

Traveline Scotland journey planner

Transport for Edinburgh App

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

You can download the Transport for Edinburgh App for your smartphone phone which will allow you to quickly check your bus times at home, at work or whilst on the move!

Transport for Edinburgh App

The App 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 buses operated by the Lothian Group and Edinburgh Trams.

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 additional 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. 

Bus fares

Across Edinburgh City centre, with the exception of the Airlink bus, you can purchase a single adult ticket at a cost of £1.80 when you board the bus. The correct change is required.

Lothian Buses also has a contactless payment system, which automatically charges you the cheapest daily fare for the journeys you’ve made. There is a cap of £4 per day.

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.