Merchiston Travel Options
The campus address is 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT. For public transport and active travel options at and around the campus, download our Merchiston Travel Map. Read below for more information and hyperlinks to useful organisations covering each more of travel listed below. For guidance on travelling between all Edinburgh Napier campuses download our intercampus travel document.
Interest free loans are available for staff to buy annual rail and annual First Bus passes. Lothian Buses monthly direct debit is the cheapest option for their services. Contact Jamie Pearson for more information.
Cycling and Walking
The City of Edinburgh Council have created cycling and walking maps covering the entire city. Merchiston is covered by the South map. SPOKES 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 are 100 bicycle spaces at Merchiston. 48 within covered and secure areas and 52 uncovered. Shower and locker facilities for all cyclists, joggers and walkers are available. Collect keys from reception within the main campus building. 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 EH10 5DT) to view the next Lothian Buses services around the campus. Merchiston is 1.2 miles from the closest Edinburgh Trams stop at Haymarket Train Station, integrated bus and tram options are available throughout the city (use the Traveline Scotland website). Smart phone applications are also available, search for 'Edinburgh Travel' and 'Transport for Edinburgh' through your app store provider. Please note that Lothian Buses, except for the Lothian Buses 100, 200 and 300 services do not provide change. All travel, except for Lothian Buses 100, charged at £1.70 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Monthly direct debit options are available.
Haymarket Train Station is 1.2 miles from Merchiston, Waverley Train Station is 1.9 miles. There is no direct public transport link between Merchiston and Haymarket Train Station. The Lothian Buses 10, Lothian Buses 11, Lothian Buses 15, Lothian Buses 16 and Lothian Buses 23 services link directly to Waverley Train Station. For journey times and more information on integrated travel visit the Traveline Scotland website.
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 (for both business and personal use), contact Jamie Pearson, Environmental Sustainability Manager.
You must have a permit to park your car at any Edinburgh Napier campus. All information relating to parking permits, including cost and exemptions can be found within the Parking Policy on the Security Team intranet pages. Visitors must be pre-booked. Visit the Traffic Scotland website or follow @edintravel on Twitter for information on road works and congestion.
For car share opportunities visit the Tripshare Edinburgh website. As an incentive, car share permits for all campuses are reduced at a reduced cost. Visit the Parking Policy on the Security Team intranet pages.
Staff, students and visitors are kindly encouraged to consider and respect our neighbours around all Edinburgh Napier accommodation sites, campuses and offices and park sensibly and safely.
There are no public transport services directly joining Edinburgh Airport to Merchiston. But, integrated options are available. For instance, the Lothian Buses 10, Lothian Buses 11, Lothian Buses 15 and Lothian Buses 16 services link to the West End of Princes Street at Shandwick Place. Connections to Edinburgh Airport using the Lothian Buses 100 and Edinburgh Trams services are available. Visit the Traveline Scotland website to plan your journey.