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​Riego Street Travel


The accommodation address is Riego Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9BL.  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 Riego Transport Map.  Read below for more information and hyperlinks to useful organisations covering each mode of travel listed below.


View the detailed access guide for Riego Street on Disabled Go.


Cycling and Walking


The City of Edinburgh Council have created walking and cycling maps covering the entire city.  Riego Street is covered by the North mapSPOKES 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 bicycles within the internal and secure storage area at Riego Street.  Check your Accommodation Guide or contact your Accommodation Officer for more information.


Bus, Tram and Train


Use the Traveline Scotland website to help you plan your journey.  Use the My Bus Tracker service (search for EH3 9BL) to view the next Lothian Buses services around the accommodation site.  Riego Street is 0.5 miles from the closest Edinburgh Trams stop at Shandwick Place (West End - Princes Street).  Smart phone applications are available for real time bus and tram information, search for 'Edinburgh Travel' through your app store provider.  Please note that Lothian Buses. except for the Lothian Buses 100, do not provide change.  All travel, except for Lothian Buses 100, charged at £1.50 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket.  Monthly direct debit options are available.


Haymarket Train Station is 0.7 miles from the site.  Waverley Train Station, 1 mile.  There's no direct bus link to Haymarket, but the Lothian Buses 35 service connects Waverley to Riego Street.  Use Traveline Scotland to plan your journey.


City Car Club and Private Vehicles


The University is a member of the City Car Club.  The Club has 150 vehicles within the city.  Charged per hour and per mile, use of a City Car Club vehicle is perfect for short-term use.  For a discount membership code, contact Jamie Pearson, Environmental Sustainability Manager.


There's limited parking at Riego Street but residents are encouraged not to take a private vehicle to Edinburgh.  Contact the Student Accommodation Team for more information.  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 Riego Street cannot apply for a parking permit from The City of Edinburgh Council).




The Lothian Buses 35 service connects Riego Street directly to Edinburgh Airport.  The service covers an extensive route, so can take one hour.  Riego Street is 0.7 miles from Haymarket where the Lothian Buses 100 service and Edinburgh Trams service both stop (journeys are shorter but would incur walking to/from Riego Street for part of the journey).