University of Edinburgh Shuttle Bus

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University of Edinburgh Shuttle Bus

From 26 December 2016 the NHS Shuttle Service permanently ceased operations.

From 26 December 2016 the NHS Shuttle Service permanently ceased operations.

Students and Staff are encouraged to use the faster and more frequent public bus services for their inter-site business travel needs. Walking, cycling, and use of the Enterprise City Car Club is also encouraged.

Travelling to the University

The University provides a free shuttle bus service for staff and students to travel between the Central Area and the King’s Buildings to meet their academic timetable.

Latest News: Lothian Buses Service 41 Pilot

From 13th March – 7th April 2017 students and staff will be able to use Lothian Buses Service 41 to travel between Central Area and King’s Buildings for free. This is a pilot to test the use of a public bus service to provide much-needed extra capacity for the Shuttle Bus Service.

More information

Important Service Information

The Shuttle Service is provided for students and staff who need to travel rapidly between Central Area and King’s Buildings to meet their academic timetable.

The shuttle service is very busy at the start and end of the day, and at lunchtimes. There is no guarantee that the service will be able to pick up all waiting passengers.

Staff and students who are required to make essential business/study related journeys between the Central Area and King’s Buildings within a tight deadline may apply for a priority permit. This entitles permit holders to priority over and above other waiting passengers.

Please consider alternative travel options for King’s Buildings.

Travelling to the King’s Buildings

Apply for a priority permit

Timetable 2016-17

The shuttle bus will operate Monday-Friday between the following dates:

  • Monday 12th September – Wednesday 21st December 2016
  • Friday 13th January – Friday 7th April 2017
  • Monday 24th April – Friday 26th May 2017

The service does NOT run during the Winter, Spring or Summer vacation.