Transport & Parking

By bus

Pollock Halls are located on the south east of the city and are extremely well served by bus.

Buses from all over the city travel within close proximity to Pollock Halls, which sits on the south side of Holyrood Park. There are seven bus stops close to Pollock Halls on Dalkeith Road, East Preston Street and Newington Road.

Bus services

Lothian Buses

Lothian Buses provide a number of services which stop within close proximity to Pollock Halls. These include:

2, 3, 5 ,7 , 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 47, 49, N3, N30, N31, N37, X29, X31 and X37

First Bus

The following First Bus services also stop at bus stops on Dalkeith Road:

95A and X95.

Sheriffhall Park and Ride

Lothian Buses 33 and 49 provide transport between Sheriffhall Park & Ride and bus stops within walking distance of Pollock Halls.

Sheriffhall Park and Ride is located on the A7 just north of the city bypass near Danderhall.

Plan your bus journey

The easiest way to find out which bus to take, the bus stop location and how long your journey will take, is to use the Traveline Scotland journey planner.

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.

The postcode for Pollock Halls is EH16 5AY. You can find out the postcode of the building you are travelling to by looking at Campus maps.


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 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. 

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

Lothian Buses also has a contactless payment system, which automatically charges you the cheapest daily or weekly fare for the journeys you’ve made. There is a cap of £4.40 per day, or £20 per week.

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.