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

Travelling to the University

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

Travelling to the University

Lothian Buses: how to get to the University of Edinburgh campuses

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.

Campus maps


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

Parking on campus


Getting around the city

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

The basics - transport

Related links

This is Edinburgh

Open Days