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​Bainfield Travel Options


The accommodation address is Bainfield, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH11 1AR.  For more information on the site, including the rooms and facilities available, visit the Student Accommodation web pages.  For public transport and active travel options at and around the site, download our Bainfield Transport Map.  Read below for more information and hyperlinks to useful organisations covering each mode of travel listed below.


Cycling and Walking


The City of Edinburgh Council have created walking and cycling maps covering the entire city.  Bainfield is covered by the North mapSPOKES also produce excellent maps highlighting all off road routes, and a great deal more information, throughout Edinburgh and beyond.  The University has a number of maps to give away to staff and students.  Contact Jamie Pearson if you would like one.  The CycleStreets website can also help you plan your journey by bicycle or foot, with an option to find quieter routes.


There's space for 118 bicycles within the internal and secure storage area at Bainfield.  Check your Accommodation Guide or ask at the Management Suite for the exact location.  Contact the Accommotion Team at the Management Suite for a key.  There's also space for a further 40 bikes outside.  There is CCTV throughout the site.


Bus, Tram and Train


Use the Traveline Scotland website to help you plan your journey.  Use the My Bus Tracker service (search for EH11 1AR) to view the next Lothian Buses services around the accommodation site.  Bainfield is 0.6 miles from the closest Edinburgh Trams stop at Haymarket Train Station.  Smart phone applications are available for real time bus and tram information, search for 'Edinburgh Travel' or 'Transport for Edinburgh' through your app store provider.  Please note that Lothian Buses, except for the Lothian Buses 100 service do not provide change.  All travel, except for Lothian Buses 100. 200 and 300, charged at £1.70 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket.  Monthly direct debit options are available.


Haymarket Train Station is 0.6 miles from the site.  Waverley Train Station, 1.9 miles.  There's no direct bus link to Haymarket, but the Lothian Buses 300 service connects Waverley to Bainfield.  Use Traveline Scotland to plan your journey.



Enterprise Car Club and Private Vehicles


The University is a member of Enterprise Car Club.  The Club has a number of vehicles within the city.  Charged per hour and per mile, use of an Enterprise Car Club vehicle is perfect for short-term use.  For a discount membership code, contact Jamie Pearson, Environmental Sustainability Manager.


There's no parking available at Bainfield, other than for blue badge holders.  Residents are encouraged not to take a private vehicle to Edinburgh.  Public transport links are great and the accommodation site is within easy reach of the city centre.  For more information on parking in Edinburgh visit The City of Edinburgh Council website (residents at Bainfield cannot apply for a parking permit from The City of Edinburgh Council).



The Lothian Buses 300 service connects Bainfield directly to Edinburgh Airport.  The service covers an extensive route, so can take one hour.  Bainfield is 0.6 miles from Haymarket where the Lothian Buses 100 service and Edinburgh Trams service both stop (journeys are shorter but would incur walking to/from Bainfield for part of the journey).