Travel to Edinburgh is quick and convenient from across the UK and abroad. As the capital of Scotland and a major tourist destination, Edinburgh is a major transport hub that offers excellent air, rail and road links and onward travel options that will easily get you to our three campuses.

By air

Edinburgh Airport is situated just eight miles west of the city centre and has recently undergone a major expansion. As a result, passengers can now fly direct to Edinburgh from 120 destinations worldwide, including 30 different countries, on more than 25 airlines.

On arrival at Edinburgh Airport, Lothian Buses, Edinburgh Trams or local taxis will take you to the city centre in around 30 minutes. Our campuses are all on major bus routes and our Sighthill campus can be reached directly from the airport on the tram.

Approximate flight times to Edinburgh

Belfast 50m Doha 6h 55m
London 1h 25m New York 7h 35m
Amsterdam 1h 30m Abuja 10h 15m
Oslo 1h 50m Mumbai 11h 55m
Paris 2h 00m Islamabad 13h 00m
Berlin 2h 05m Beijing 13h 00m
Madrid 3h 00m Bangkok 15h 00m

By rail

Edinburgh's Waverley and Haymarket stations in the city centre offer mainline access to the whole of the UK, including regular services to London and on to Europe. National Rail Enquiries provides timetabling information across the UK.

Students can also take advantage of the 16-25 railcard to get 1/3 off eligible journeys. Find out more on the Traveline website.

Approximate rail times to Edinburgh

Glasgow 50m Inverness 3h 20m
Newcastle 1h 25m Liverpool 3h 40m
Aberdeen 2h 20m Birmingham 4h 00m
Manchester 3h 15m London 4h 20m

By road

Edinburgh is well-served by the UK motorway system, positioned on the A1 (M1) for travel south, M9 and M90 north and M8 west. Bus services also link Edinburgh with cities across the UK. Operators include National Express, Megabus, Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach.

Use the Edinburgh Napier Direct bus service to get reliable, comfortable transportation from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Prestwick Airports to your accommodation.

Approximate journey times by car to Edinburgh

Glasgow 1h 00m Manchester 4h 00m
Newcastle 2h 20m Liverpool 4h 10m
Aberdeen 2h 30m Birmingham 5h 00m
Inverness 3h 05m London 7h 00m
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