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.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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
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
You can request
an outbound taxi from the Edinburgh Campus
at the main reception desk.
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
can be found on the National Rail