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Sighthill Travel

Campus Address: 9 Sighthill Court, Edinburgh, EH11 4BN

Our Sighthill 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.

Getting here by bus

Several Lothian Buses​ services stop close to Sighthill campus.

  • Services 3, 21, 25, 34, 35, 36 stop nearby on Calder Road (Napier University stop).
  • Services 300/400 Skylink stop nearby on Bankhead Avenue (Bankhead Loan stop).

The number 36 service goes between Sighthill, Craiglockhart and Sighthill 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 tram

​There is an Edinburgh Trams stop at Bankhead, which is approximately a 10-minute walk from Sighthill campus. Cross the road at Bankhead Drive and continue walking up to the University, passing Edinburgh College on the way.

Edinburgh Trams are also covered by the Lothian Buses ridacard​.

Getting here by train

From Edinburgh Park, it is approximately a 20-minute walk to Sighthill campus. Alternatively, you can board the tram at Edinburgh Park and ride one stop to Bankhead, which is around a 10-minute walk up to the University.

From Edinburgh Waverley, take a Lothian Buses service 3 or 25 from Princes Street.

From Haymarket, take a Lothian Buses service 3 or 25 from Dalry Road, or an Edinburgh Tram from directly outside the station.

Getting here by bike

Edinburgh 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 Sighthill campus​.

There 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 150 bicycle spaces at Sighthill, 100 within covered and secure areas and 50 uncovered. There is CCTV throughout the site.

Sighthill has three secure, locked shelters around the building. One under the main entrance, one at the top of the car park and one at the ENGAGE sports centre entrance. To gain access, visit security on the first floor to have your student card activated. At the bike store, tap your card on the reader to open the door.

Shower facilities are available for free at the ENGAGE sports centre. There is also a bicycle pump and a bike service point in the shelter next to ENGAGE.

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 Sighthill for permit holders only between 8am-4pm, 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 car.parking@napier.ac.uk​​

​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