Our Merchiston campus is well-served by public transport to and from the city centre. There are also a number of cycle paths in the area and bike storage facilities on site.
Several Lothian Buses services stop close to Merchiston campus.
- Services 11, 16, 23 and 36 stop on nearby Bruntsfield Place (Holy Corner stop).
- Service 5 stops on nearby Morningside Road (Churchill stop).
The number 36 service goes between Sighthill, Craiglockhart and Merchiston campuses, making it easy if you need to travel from one campus to another.
Lothian Buses offer a travel card starting at £20 a week or £56 a month. This includes travel on Lothian city buses, NightBus services, airport buses, Lothian Country (city zone and cityWEST zone), East Coast Buses (city zones A and B) and Edinburgh Trams.
We recommend you download the Transport for Edinburgh app which helps plan your journey as well as giving real-time information on services around the city.
Getting here by train or tram
From Edinburgh Waverley, take a Lothian Buses service 11, 16 or 23 from Princes Street. Both Haymarket train station and tram stop are approximately a 25-minute walk from Merchiston campus.
Getting here by bike
is home to an expanding network of cycle paths, making travelling by bike a
great option for getting to campus. We have created a YouTube playlist showing cycle routes to and from Merchiston campus.
are many different route options for travelling between our sites. What we've
shown in our films are the routes that, as far as possible, use off road
cycling, walking and wheeling. Visit www.cyclestreets.net for
more options including on-road routes.
There are 100 bicycle spaces at Merchiston, 48 within covered and secure areas and 52 uncovered. There is CCTV throughout the site.
Merchiston has two covered bike parking facilities. From the main entrance from Colinton Road you will find one opposite the library entrance on the left and the other at the far end on the other side of the glass box. To gain access, visit security next to the iPoint to have your student card activated. At the bike store, tap your card on the card reader to open the door.
We have limited shower facilities available at Merchiston. If you'd like more information about accessing them, please contact email@example.com.
We have two emergency locks available on each campus if you forget to bring yours - please ask at security.
Getting here by car
Parking is available at Merchiston for permit holders only between 7am-5pm, Monday to Friday. You can park for free outwith these times and at the weekend.
To find out more about applying for a permit or requesting a visitors permit, please visit the Car Parking page on the staff intranet, call the security team on 0131 455 6119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking outwith the University
If you park your vehicle on the streets surrounding our campuses please be considerate to our neighbours.
- Make sure you follow all Highway Code and local parking regulations
- Do not park in spaces designated for local residents or shop customers
- Do not park across driveways or on pavements, or otherwise obstruct access for residents and pedestrians