Local Directions

From the University's Old College in South Bridge, cross over the road into Drummond Street and head down towards the Pleasance.

Approximately 200m down this road, turn right into Roxburgh Street.

EI offices (No. 1) are on the corner of Roxburgh Street facing back up towards South Bridge.

Travelling by Bus

Lothian BusesThe nearest bus stops to EI Offices are located on South Bridge and Nicholson Street.

These bus stops are served by Lothian Buses with services 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37 and 49 all running up/down South Bridge.

From the bus stops, walk towards Old College, which is approximately 600m away, following the local directions shown above.

For information on bus routes and timetables, visit the Lothian Buses website link to external website.

Travelling by Rail

Edinburgh Waverley StationWaverley Railway Station is Edinburgh's major rail terminus, with services throughout Scotland (via First Scotrail) and the rest of the UK (via East Coast and Cross Country).

ERI's offices are a 10 minute drive by taxi from the taxi rank within the station (next to Platform 11).

Alternatively, if you want to stretch your legs after your rail journey, EI offices are just a 15 minute walk away.

Leave the station via the exit ramp either side of the main concourse and turn left on Waverley Bridge. At the mini-roundabout, go straight over and up Cockburn Street. At the top of Cockburn Street, cross over the Royal Mile (High Street) and turn right into South Bridge at the traffic lights. Walk approximately 600m up South Bridge (passing Old College on your right). Take the next turning on your leftinto Drummond Street and follow the local directions to EI offices.

Travelling by Air

Edinburgh AirportEdinburgh Airport (to the west of the city) is well served by regular routes to/from airports throughout the UK and Europe, with connecting flights enabling access from all over the world.

We would recommend a taxi to bring you directly to EI offices. There are a number of taxis available to hire from the just outside the airport terminal.

Alternatively, there is a regular express Airlink bus service (100) which will bring you right into the city centre, stopping outside Waverley Station on Waverley Bridge, just outside the Waverley Railway Station.

For more information about travelling into the city centre from the airport, visit the Edinburgh Airport website link to external website.

Travelling by Car

CarFrom outside Edinburgh, the easiest way to reach EI offices by car is via the Edinburgh City Bypass (A720).

Leave the City Bypass bypass at the "Straiton Junction" and take the exit marked towards the "City Centre" (A701). Continue until you reach a small roundabout at the end of Liberton Road.

Take the second turning on the left (effectively straight on) into Craigmillar Park Road, and continue up through a series of traffic lights until you see the Festival Theatre on your left (Nicholson Street).

Take the next turning on your right into Drummond Street and follow the local directions to EI offices.

From the North

From the Forth Road Bridge, continue along the A90 towards "Edinburgh", joining onto Queensferry Road just before the Barnton junction. Turn right at this junction onto Maybury Road and continue until it reaches the Maybury junction. Turn right and follow the signs for the "City Bypass" (A720). Once on the bypass, continue round until you see the exit marked "Straiton Junction". Take this exit and follow the directions towards the city centre (A701).

From the South

From the A1, as you approach Edinburgh you will reach the Old Craighall junction signposted for "City Bypass" (A720). Take this exit and turn left at the roundabout onto the A720 towards 'Edinburgh South & West'. At the next roundabout (Sheriffhall Roundabout), take the third turning and continue on the City Bypass - West (A720) until you reach the exit signposted "Straiton Junction". Take this exit and follow the directions towards the city centre (A701).

From the West

From the M8 motorway, continue to the end of the motorway to you come to a large roundabout (Hermiston Gait junction). At the roundabout, take the third exit signposted "City Bypass" (A720). Continue until you reach the exit signposted "Straiton Junction". Take this exit and follow the directions towards the city centre (A701).


For visitors to EI with their own car, there is short-term metered parking in Roxburgh Street and surrounding streets, subject to availability.

Alternatively, there is a National Car Park nearby in St John's Hill (just off Holyrood Road).

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