For full travel information, see the Edinburgh University Travel Page


Edinburgh Airport is situated to the west of the city, about 30 minutes by taxi from the University of Edinburgh, and also easily accessible by bus. It has links to most of the main European airports.

It is also straightforward to reach Edinburgh from Glasgow Airport since the two cities are linked by a frequent train service, taking about 50 minutes.


Edinburgh is on the East Coast Mainline which provides a fast link (4.5 to 5 hours) with London and points in between. There are also regular trains to Manchester and the west of England, and of course to other Scottish cities.


Edinburgh University is in the city centre, which is not very car-friendly. Edinburgh is about 3-4 hours drive from the north of England (e.g. Manchester) and about 7 hours from London.


Edinburgh is a very compact city which is best explored on foot. Just remember that the old town was built up in layers, so you need to interpret your map in three dimensions!