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TRAVEL

By Air
Edinburgh International Airport services numerous direct European and Transatlantic routes. The airport is on the west side of the city, just three miles from the Edinburgh Campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Car

The Edinburgh Campus is easy to access by car from the centre of Edinburgh and from all major routes leading to the city. The University is half a mile from the Calder Junction of the A720 City of Edinburgh by-pass and the A71, and you’ll see signs for Heriot-Watt University on your approach.

You can find the location of the visitor car parks on the map of Edinburgh Campus.
  • Visitors to the Edinburgh Conference Centre should use car park C.
  • Disabled visitors can use the accessible car park at Gait 10 next to the Centre for Sport & Exercise. Additional accessible parking spaces are available throughout the campus; you can contact us to reserve one.

Bicycle

There are safe cycle routes to the Edinburgh Campus from the city centre, Edinburgh Park and the west. These either follow the main roads or the cycle paths along the Union Canal. You can plan your journey on the CycleStreets website.

Bus

Lothian Buses offers local bus services 25, X25, 34, 45 and N25 (night bus) to the Edinburgh Campus. Service 25 is the most frequent, leaving the city centre every 15 minutes during the day, and every 30 minutes after 8.00pm. The journey takes about 20-30 minutes from the city centre, depending on what time of day you’re travelling. A return journey costs £2.80.

All national coach services to Edinburgh arrive at St Andrew Square bus station, at the east end of Princes Street. Timetables can be found on the Citylink and National Express websites.

Taxi

A number of taxi services, such as Central Taxis, are available at taxi ranks in the centre of Edinburgh, including Waverley and Haymarket rail stations and St Andrew Square bus station, as well as at Edinburgh airport. The journey to Heriot-Watt University takes about 20–30 minutes from the city centre, and about 10 minutes from Edinburgh airport. A return journey to the city centre costs about £30.

You can request an outbound taxi from the Edinburgh Campus at the main reception desk.

Rail

The mainline rail network serves the centre of Edinburgh well. Edinburgh Waverley is at the east end of Princes Street and Haymarket Station is at the west end. Curriehill Station, one mile from the University, offers a frequent service to Edinburgh Waverley and a service to Glasgow Central Station.

We do not recommend alighting at either Edinburgh Park or Curriehill as there is no direct transport link to the campus from these stations. Proceed to Haymarket and catch a number 25 bus  from Dalry Road (teminating at Riccarton).

Rail timetables can be found on the National Rail website