Edinburgh is easily accessible through all major modes of transport, as detailed below.


Edinburgh is easily accessible from the motorway network (M6, A74(M), M8, M9 and M90) and from Edinburgh City By-pass (A720).  Pollock Halls of Residence is situated approximately three miles south of the city centre.

Parking is available at Pollock Halls on a first come first served basis at the campus.

For more detailed instructions from your home to Edinburgh, you may find the route planner available at www.theaa.co.uk to be useful.

The postcode for Pollock Halls of Residence is EH16 5AY.


Edinburgh has excellent rail links throughout the UK.

The East Coast mainline, which links Edinburgh and London King’s Cross, is the UK's fastest intercity railway: you can travel between the cities in around 4 hours.

Or, if you prefer to travel overnight, a sleeper service runs between London Euston and Edinburgh Waverley 6 nights a week.

All trains arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, although some trains also stop at Haymarket, which is a smaller station in the West End.

Pollock Halls is 20-30 minutes’ walk from the main railway station (Waverley) or a 10 minute taxi ride.


If you are travelling on a budget, buses are often your best bet. Edinburgh is well placed on the Scottish motorway network so getting here is easy with regular bus services from all major UK cities.

Buses and coaches arrive at St Andrews Square bus station in Edinburgh's city centre.


Edinburgh airport has daily flights from most major airports.  The airport is approximately 7 miles from Pollock Halls and is linked to the city centre by bus service number 100 and the famous Edinburgh Trams. The journey from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 25 minutes.

Edinburgh International Airport

Edinburgh Trams

Airlink airport buses

The Skylink 300 bus service, departs Edinburgh Airport up to every 20 minutes between early morning and 23:40.

The buses stop at Newington road, just a few blocks from the Commonwealth Pool. It’s the next-to-last stop for that bus. Once you have disembarked, it is a further 5 minute walk to Pollock Halls Campus