Edinburgh Napier University 42 colinton road

Edinburgh Napier University 42 colinton road

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     The campus address is 42 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5BT.  For public transport and active travel options at and around the campus, download our 42 Colinton Road Travel Map.  Read below for more information and hyperlinks to useful organisations covering each more of travel listed below.  For guidance on travelling between all Edinburgh Napier campuses download our intercampus travel document.

 42 Colinton Road Travel Options

Interest free loans are available for staff to buy annual rail and annual First Bus passes.  Lothian Buses monthly direct debit is the cheapest option for their services.  Contact Jamie Pearson for more information.

Cycling and Walking

The City of Edinburgh Council have created cycling and walking maps covering the entire city.  42 Colinton Road is covered by the South map.  SPOKES also produce excellent maps highlighting all off road routes, and a great deal more information throughout Edinburgh.  The University has a number of maps to give away to staff and students (thanks to a grant from SEStran).  Contact Jamie Pearson if you would like one.  The CycleStreets website can also help you plan your journey by bicycle or foot, with an option to find quieter routes.

There are exposed and external sheffield stands at 42 Colinton Road.  There are no shower facilities or lockers unfortunately.  Shower and locker facilities for all cyclists, joggers and walkers are available at our Merchiston Campus, 0.6 miles along Colinton Road.  Collect keys from reception within the main campus building.

 Edinburgh Napier University 42 colinton road

Bus, Tram and Train

Use the Traveline Scotland website to help you plan your journey.  Use the My Bus Tracker service (search for EH10 5BT) to view the next Lothian Buses services around the campus.  42 Colinton Road is 1.5 miles from the closest Edinburgh Trams stop at Haymarket Train Station, integrated bus and tram options are available throughout the city (use the Traveline Scotland website).   Smart phone applications are also available, search for ‘Edinburgh Travel’ through your app store provider.  Please note that Lothian Buses, except for the Lothian Buses 100 service do not provide change.  All travel, except for Lothian Buses 100 and Edinburgh Trams starting or ending at Edinburgh Airport charged at £1.50 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket.  Monthly direct debit options are available.

Haymarket Train Station is 1.5 miles from Merchiston, Waverley Train Station is 2.5 miles.  There is no direct public transport link between 42 Colinton Road and Haymarket Train Station.  The Lothian Buses 10 and Lothian Buses 23 services link directly to Waverley Train Station.  For journey times and more information on integrated travel visit the Traveline Scotland website.

Edinburgh Napier University 42 colinton road

City Car Club and Private Vehicles

The University is a member of the City Car Club.  The Club has 150 vehicles within the city.  Charged per hour and per mile, use of a City Car Club vehicle is perfect for short-term use.  For a discount membership code (for both business and personal use), contact Jamie Pearson, Environmental Sustainability Manager.

You must have a permit to park your car at any Edinburgh Napier campus.  All information relating to parking permits, including cost and exemptions can be found within the Parking Policy on the Security Team intranet pages.  Visitors must be pre-booked (there are visitors spaces all campuses except for Merchiston).  Visit the Traffic Scotland website or follow @edintravel on Twitter for information on road works and congestion.

For car share opportunities visit the Tripshare Edinburgh website.  As an incentive, car share permits for all campuses are reduced at a reduced cost.  Visit the Parking Policy on the Security Team intranet pages.

Staff, students and visitors are kindly encouraged to consider and respect our neighbours around all Edinburgh Napier accommodation sites, campuses and offices and park sensibly and safely.


There are no public transport services directly joining Edinburgh Airport to 42 Colinton Road.  But, integrated options are available.  For instance, the Lothian Buses 10 service links to the West End of Princes Street at Shandwick Place.  Connections to Edinburgh Airport using the Lothian Buses 100 and Edinburgh Trams services are available.  Visit the Traveline Scotland website to plan your journey.