Our campus is easily accessible whether you are travelling to us by car, bike or public transport.

We have up to 400 FREE parking spaces. You can then hop on the train into Edinburgh Waverley which is 1 stop away, and in 6 minutes, be in the heart of the Festival city!  So why not park your car here for the duration of your stay & then travel into Edinburgh by train? 

Train is the fastest way to the campus.  Musselburgh train station is right next to our campus (the campus is clearly visible from the train station), a two minute walk from the main academic building.  For full timetable information, please look at the First Scotrail website.

Lothian bus number 30 comes right onto campus.  They also operate a late night bus service that comes back to campus from Edinburgh city centre.  The Lothian bus service N30 leaves North Bridge Edinburgh at 25 minutes past the hour from 00.25 through to 3.25am.  This journey costs £3.  Full details of travel by bus can be found on the Lothian Buses website.

We have a Green Travel Plan in place and encourage visitors to the campus to travel by public transport, car share, cycling and walking. We’ve also got cycle storage available should you wish to bring your own bike.

Why not hire a bike to travel around the campus or even to Edinburgh?  Bikes can be taken on the local train services. 

We have Just Eat Bikes available to hire on campus.  You will find a minimum of 12 Just Eat Bikes in University Square, adjacent to the bike shelters.  To hire one of the Just Eat Bikes you just need to download the app for iPhone or Android (search for just eat cycles), then sign up. There are 3 passes available:

  • £1.50 for a single trip of up to 1 hour – each 30 minutes thereafter is £1 extra.
  • £3 for a day pass, allowing unlimited journeys of up to 1 hour each in a 24 hour period.
  • For £40 you can sign up for an annual membership, allowing unlimited ‘1 hour’ hires for 365 days.

You can enable extended rental for all the passes, enabling longer journeys over an hour at an additional cost of £1 per 30 minutes.   You can also sign up and buy a pass through the Edinburgh Cycle Hire web site, but you will still need the app to use the scheme.

A detailed map of the cycle routes to and from QMU can be found here.

For full directions of how to get to QMU, please look at our main travel page.


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Tom Kemsley
“In 2017 QMU received the Cycle Friendly Campus and Cycle Friendly Employer awards from Cycling Scotland recognising the university’s commitment to encouraging active travel”