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​Orwell Terrace Travel Options


The accommodation address is 44 Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 2DT.  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 Orwell Terrace Transport Map.  Read below for more information and hyperlinks to useful organisations covering each more of travel listed below.


Cycling and Walking


The City of Edinburgh Council have created walking and cycling maps covering the entire city.  Orwell Terrace is covered by the North map. SPOKES also produce excellent maps highlighting all off road routes, and a great deal more information, throughout Edinburgh.  The University has a number of maps to give away to staff and students (thanks to a grant from SEStran).  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 58 bicycles within the internal and secure storage area at Slateford Road.  Check your Accommodation Gide or ask at the Management Suite for the exact location.  Use your fob to access.  There's also space for a further 10 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 2DT) to view the next Lothian Buses services around the accommodation site.  Orwell Terrace is 0.5 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, charged at £1.70 single, £4.00 for a day ticket.  Monthly direct debit options are available.


Haymarket Train Station is 0.5 miles from the site.  Waverley Train Station, 1.6 miles.  The Lothian Buses 3, 4, 25, 33, 44 and 44A services link Orwell Terrace to both Haymarket and Waverley Train Stations with the journey to Haymarket only one stop.  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 Orwell Terrace, other than for blue badge holders.  Residents are encouraged not to take a private vehicle to Edinburgh.  Public transport links, as noted above, are great and the accommodation site is within easy reach of the city centre and University campuses.  For more information on parking in Edinburgh visit The City of Edinburgh Council website (Orwell Terrace residents cannot apply for a parking permit from the Council).




Lothian Buses 100 and 300 services connect Edinburgh Airport to within close proximity to Orwell Terrace.  The 300 service covers an extensive route so can take one hour.  Orwell Terrace is 0.5 miles from Haymarket where the Lothian Buses 100 service and Edinburgh Trams service both stop.  Lothian Buses 100 and Edinburgh Trams services are quicker than the Lothian Buses 300 service but are more expensive.  Use Traveline Scotland to plan your journey.