How to get here

Getting to Edinburgh and the University is easy, no matter where you are coming from or how you choose to travel.

On this page you'll find general information about how to get to the city of Edinburgh, and details of how to navigate the city and find University buildings.

Getting to Edinburgh

Can there anywhere be a more beautiful and beguiling city to arrive at by train? To emerge from the bustling, subterranean bowels of Waverley Station and find yourself in the very heart of such a glorious city is a happy experience indeed.

Bill Bryson

Getting around the city

City - Getting here
Waverley train station

Edinburgh is a compact city and is easy to get around on foot, by bike or by public transport.

Travelling by public transport

Edinburgh and its surrounding suburbs are well served by two local bus companies. A tram service also operates in the city centre.

More information on public transport information is available from Traveline Scotland.

Traveline Scotland


Edinburgh's new cycle hire scheme, operated by Just Eat, allows visitors to see the city at their own pace, in an affordable way.

Just Eat Cycles

Travelling to the University

Find more information on travelling to and around our campuses on the Transport and Parking website.

Travelling to the University

If you’re travelling to Edinburgh by bus or train, you can follow our walking directions from the stations to George Square, which is close to many University buildings in the central area campus.

Finding University buildings and offices

As an urban University, you'll have no trouble finding us once you arrive in the city centre.

Find University buildings on our campus maps


If you are visiting the University by car, please be aware that parking is limited at some of our campuses.