Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus is easily accessible by car,
both from the centre of Edinburgh (6 miles) and from all major routes
leading to the city.
The University is half a mile from the Calder Junction of the A720 City
of Edinburgh By-Pass and the A71 (there are signs for Heriot-Watt
University on the approach to Calder Junction). On the M8, from Glasgow,
turn right at Hermiston Gait roundabout following the signs for the A71.
The A720 is a dual carriageway which skirts Edinburgh and can be
accessed from all the major routes entering and leaving the city: A90
(North), M8 and M9 (West), A702 (South and M6), A7 and A68 (Borders and
South), A1 (South and East).
Visitor parking - All visitors must use Visitors Car Park A or B on
entering the campus. Car Park C is for visitors to Edinburgh Conference
Accessible visitor parking - blue badge holders only - An accessible car
park is located at Gait 10 next to the Centre for Sport and Exercise.
Additional accessible parking spaces are available throughout the
Edinburgh Campus. Disabled visitors should make arrangements in advance
to ensure an appropriately allocated parking space is made available.
Central Radio Taxis telephone 0131 229 2468 (24 hrs)
There are a number of taxi services in the centre of Edinburgh including
those at Waverly Station (rail) and St Andrew Square (coach station).
The journey to Heriot-Watt University takes about 30 minutes. At the
Edinburgh campus, taxis can be requested from the reception desk in the
James Watt Centre.
Citylink telephone 08705 50 50 50 www.citylink.co.uk
National Express telephone 08705 80 80 80 www.nationalexpress.com
All national coach services to Edinburgh arrive at St Andrew Square bus
station, situated at the east end of Princes Street.
Lothian Buses telephone 0131 555 6363 (24 hrs) www.lothianbuses.com
The journey to Heriot-Watt University by bus takes approximately 30-40
minutes from the city centre, depending on the time that you are
travelling. Lothian Buses offers services 25, X25, 34, 45 and N25 (night
bus) to Heriot-Watt University.
The 25 departs from Princes Street, via Haymarket, Gorgie Road and
Sighthill. The X25 has a limited stop route beginning at Waterloo Place
via Princes Street, Lothian Road and running non-stop to Sighthill
before arriving at Heriot-Watt University. The 34 departs from Princes
Street via Lothian Road, Fountainbridge, Slateford Road and Sighthill.
The 25 is the most frequent bus to the Edinburgh Campus, leaving the
city centre every 15 minutes during the day, and every 30 minutes after
20.00. During peak times in the morning and evening, Monday to Friday,
the X25 runs to the Edinburgh Campus every 15-20 minutes.
The 25 runs until around midnight, after which time Lothian Buses
operate the N25, a night bus service which runs every 30 minutes to the
Edinburgh Campus from Waverly train station via Princes Street,
Haymarket, Balgreen and Sighthill.
The 45 leaves from St Andrew Square via The Mound, Tollcross,
Bruntsfield, Merchiston and Craiglockhart. This service operates every
30 minutes, Monday to Friday, from approximately 07.00 to 19.00.
Bus service schedules and prices are subject to change. Enquiries should
be made directly to Lothian Buses.
Park and Ride
Stagecoach Buses telephone 0871 200 22 33 www.stagecoachbus.com
The X40 service runs Monday to Friday from Dunfermline via Ferrytoll
Park and Ride, South Queensferry, Gyle Centre and South Gyle to our
Edinburgh Campus. The morning journey starts at Ferrytoll at 08.00 and
arrives at our Edinburgh Campus at approximately 09.00. This service
continues on an hourly basis throughout the day with a last journey
departing Ferrytoll at approximately 18.15.
Contact Stagecoach directly or visit their website for up-to-date
timetables and pricing.
Edinburgh Airport telephone 0870 040 0007 www.edinburghairport.com
Edinburgh International Airport is served by scheduled national and
international flights. The airport is on the west of the city, just
three miles from the campus. The journey by taxi takes about 10 minutes.
By bus, the express Airlink service (number 100 bus) links the airport
and the city centre and takes approximately 25 minutes. The service
terminates at Waverley Bridge, near to the main railway station and bus
station and is just off the city's main street, Princes Street. The
service runs 7 days a week from approximately 04.45 to approximately
00.20. For further information, telephone 0131 555 6363 or visit
National Rail enquiry
service telephone 08457 48 49 50
The mainline rail network serves the centre of Edinburgh well. Edinburgh
Waverly is at the east end of Princes Street and Haymarket station is at
the west end.