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Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier is a modern, professional and innovative University. With nearly 18,000 students, we are now one of Scotland’s biggest universities. We attract more than 5,000 international students from over 100 different countries.

By air

If you're travelling to Sighthill Campus or Bankhead workspace, take the Lothian Bus 35 from outside the arrivals lounge. You will need £1.40 in exact change per journey, or £3.50 for an all-day ticket.

For all other campuses, take an Airlink bus from outside the arrivals lounge. The bus terminates at Waverley train station but you should disembark at Haymarket train station and get a taxi to the campus you need.

Alternatively taxis from the airport should take approximately 10-15 minutes to get to Sighthill, and 20-25 minutes to each of the other campuses.

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By rail

When arriving in Edinburgh, most trains (except East Coast trains) pass through Haymarket in the West end before continuing to Waverley in the city centre. Taxis take approximately 15-20 minutes to reach each of the campuses.

Alternatively you can take any of these buses on Princes St (from Waverley station) and Lothian Road (from Haymarket): 

Craighouse Take the 11, 15, 15A or 16 to Morningside Road then change to the 23 which stops on campus
Craiglockhart 4 (goes past Haymarket), 10
Merchiston 11, 15, 15A, 16 - get off at Holy Corner ((junction of Morningside Road and Colinton Road) and the campus is 300 metres down Colinton Road. The 45 stops outside Merchiston campus.

 Train times are available from National Rail Enquiries.

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By road

A Park and Ride bus service is available into Edinburgh from Fife.

For driving directions and full details of which bus routes serve each of our campuses, please see the relevant campus page.

Bus routes are often changing throughout this year, due to work on the tram system. For full and up-to-date details of buses serving Edinburgh Napier University and other parts of Edinburgh, contact Lothian Buses or First Bus directly.

The city's many cycle paths could be used on part of your journey to our campuses. A cycle path from Balerno and Currie comes directly to our Craiglockhart and Merchiston campuses. You can buy a a map showing all cycle routes in Edinburgh and the Lothians online from The Bike Station.

Car parking

Parking on campus is extremely limited during office hours. Only staff with a permit and authorised visitors are allowed to park on campus. Visitors arriving by car are encouraged to ask their event organiser what parking arrangements are in place for the event. The car parks are unrestricted in the evening and at weekends.

If you do not have an Edinburgh Napier parking permit we advise you to use public transport to get to the campus.

Student permit applications can only be accepted where availability allows. We regret that it's not possible to guarantee students will be allowed to park on campus, as the permit scheme is designed primarily for staff and disabled students.

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Key facts & figures

  • 93.6% of our students are in jobs or further study within six months of graduating. (HESA 2010/11)
  • Edinburgh Napier University was ranked ninth in the UK for graduates getting a job by the Telegraph. (Telegraph 2012)
  • UCAS applications have increased 80% from 2010 figures.
  • Top university in Scotland for environmental performance (People & Planet Green League 2012).
  • One of the UK’s top five universities for Value Added, a measure of students’ qualifications at entry against the honours degree results they go on to achieve. (Guardian University Guide 2012)

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Contact Info

Edinburgh Napier University
Colinton Road
Craiglockhart Campus
Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ

T: 08452 60 60 40

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Contact Info

Edinburgh Napier University
Colinton Road
Craiglockhart Campus
Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ

T: 08452 60 60 40

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