Travelling to Edinburgh
You can locate the University of Edinburgh using the University Maps page. The School of Engineering is located at the King's Buildings campus of the University which houses most of the science departments of the University. The King's Buildings campus is located towards the south of Edinburgh, between the city centre and the city bypass road.
Travelling within Edinburgh to the King's Buildings campus
By private transport from the city bypass road:
To find the King's Buildings campus by road, take the A701 'Straiton' exit into the city from the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass (marked in green on the map above). You can see a detailed map of the route from the bypass exit to the King's Buildings campus here.
By public transport from the city centre or airport:
A map of the University of Edinburgh sites within the City of Edinburgh, and routes between them, is available as a high-quality PDF file suitable for printing:
There is no rail connection to the King's Buildings campus from the city centre or Edinburgh Airport but there are several bus routes, served by Lothian Buses.
Those arriving by train at Edinburgh Waverley station or from the airport using Airlink (service 100) bus have a choice of bus routes and tickets. Unlimited day travel (except on the Airport bus and tours) is available with a Lothian Bus day ticket. Ask for a day ticket from the driver when you first get on a bus, the fare is £3.50 and only cash for the exact amount is accepted as payment. The single, one-way fare is £1.50 and again only cash for the exact amount is accepted as payment. You can also now buy and load your phone with Lothian Buses m-tickets which includes mobile phone tickets which can be used on the Airport service (see: lothianbuses.com/apps) If you are travelling by train then ask for a PlusBus ticket for Edinburgh when you purchase your ticket. This is an add-on to just about any train ticket, including advance purchase, which gives unlimited travel around Edinburgh by bus on most bus operators on the date on the ticket (however NOT valid on the Airlink [service 100] bus) it costs £3 and railcard holders get the normal discounts. See www.plusbus.info/edinburgh for more information.
For information, including current bus routes and timetables, go to the Lothian Buses website. Real time bus information and stop location is available at the City of Edinburgh Council BusTracker website.
Lothian Bus routes from the city centre to the King's Buildings campus:
The School of Engineering at the King's Buildings campus - maps and information
The School of Engineering occupies buildings on both the east and west sides of the King's Building campus.
The buildings on the east side of the campus house the main School departments and offices, and the IDCOM, IES, IIE, IMP and IMNS (design) Research Institutes:
The buildings on the west side of the campus house the IMNS (fabrication) Research Institute and the SMC (Scottish Microelectronics Centre):
All of the School of Engineering maps on this page are available as a single high-quality PDF file suitable for printing:
Maps of the whole of King's Building's campus with building names and locations are available as high-quality PDF files suitable for printing:
Parking at the King's Buildings Campus
Parking at the King's Buildings campus is by permit only. Visitors are requested to obtain a day parking permit from the Research Support Officer on arrival and display as per instructions on the permit.
In the event of receiving a parking penalty ticket, please forward to the Research Support Officer as soon as possible. It is also possible to obtain day permits from the Parking Office in Chambers Street.
For special events such as Open Days, parking restrictions may vary in certain areas but enquiries about parking should be made in advance.
Please note that smoking is prohibited in all University of Edinburgh buildings.
For overnight stays in Edinburgh, a list of suitable hotels can be found here (PDF).