Finding us

Find out where we are located and how to get to us.

Our locations

The School of Physics and Astronomy is housed in two locations in Edinburgh:

Both are situated close to each other, about 2 miles south of Edinburgh city centre.

How to get to us

From Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) lies to the north-west of the city and is served by a large range of domestic and international carriers.

Taxis: The taxi rank is directly outside the airport's main entrance. A journey to JCMB or ROE takes about 20–30 minutes and will cost around £15-£20.

Tram: A tram service connects Edinburgh Airport with the city centre, running at least every 10 minutes from early morning until late night. Get off at St Andrew Square and then catch a bus to complete your journey. See below for details about buses from the city centre.

Bus: Skylink bus 300 runs from the airport to Cameron Toll shopping centre (about a 10 minute walk from King's Buildings).  It runs every 20 minutes and the journey takes around 1 hour 10minutes.  There is shuttle bus Airlink 100 between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre, running 24 hours a day. 

Edinburgh Airport

Airport Buses

Edinburgh Trams

From Edinburgh Waverley railway station

Edinburgh's principal railway station, Edinburgh Waverley (EDB), is well placed on the UK rail network and is served by a number of rail operators. It is conveniently located in the heart of the city.

Taxis: The taxi rank is on Market Street.  A black cab will cost around £12-£15 and should take around 15 minutes, depending on traffic.

Bus: See below for details about buses from the city centre.

National Rail Enquiries

Bus from the city centre

There are a number of Lothian Buses bus services from the city centre to the King's Buildings campus, where JCMB is located. ROE is then a short walk from JCMB.

Lothian Buses

Catching services 41, 42 or 67

The most direct bus from the city centre is service 41, which you can take from The Mound, which is a two minute walk from Waverley Train station or Princes Street tram stop. This bus runs approximately every 10 minutes during the day and has a stop near the ROE before terminating at the Roger Land Building in the King’s Building campus. JCMB is then a very short walk away.  Service 41 passes Potterrow and Buccleuch Street, where the George Square is located at the Central campus.

Services 42 and 67 also depart from The Mound and both stop just outside the King's Buildings campus.

Catching services 3, 7, 8, 29, 31, 37 or 49

A number of other city centre bus services stop near the King's Buildings campus:

  • Services 3, 29, 31 or 37 can be caught from Princes Street or North Bridge.
  • Services 7, 8 or 49 can be caught from North Bridge.

You should get off these buses at the Lygon Road bus stop. The King's Buildings campus is then a 5-10 minute walk away.