Edinburgh Napier University Directions

Edinburgh Napier University Directions

Edinburgh Napier University is a public university in Edinburgh, Scotland. It has over 19,500 students, including those on-campus in Scotland and others studying on transnational programmes abroad and online. In 2016 this included nearly 9,500 international and EU students, from more than 140 nations worldwide

We have three campuses in Edinburgh offering advanced facilities for learning, teaching and research. Find out why Edinburgh and Scotland is a great place to live, work, study and do business.

Getting here

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

Belfast50mDoha6h 55m
London1h 25mNew York7h 35m
Amsterdam1h 30mAbuja10h 15m
Oslo1h 50mMumbai11h 55m
Paris2h 00mIslamabad13h 00m
Berlin2h 05mBeijing13h 00m
Madrid3h 00mBangkok15h 00m

Edinburgh Napier University Directions

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.

Approximate rail times to Edinburgh

Glasgow50mInverness3h 20m
Newcastle1h 25mLiverpool3h 40m
Aberdeen2h 20mBirmingham4h 00m
Manchester3h 15mLondon4h 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.