Accessing the campus by vehicle

Cars can access the campus via a sliproad off the A1 southbound, between the exit for Newcraighall/Craigmillar and the Old Craighall Roundabout. Drivers should note that the access by car is not permitted via Whitehall Farm Road (by Musselburgh Station).

Exiting campus by vehicle

There is only one exit which will take you back onto the A1. You should follow the road to the Craighall Roundabout where you will be able to exit as necessary. The roundabout will allow connections to the east, west, south, into Edinburgh city centre and anywhere northbound.

See our tailored directions below:

By Car from Central Edinburgh: 20 mins

From the East End of Princes Street or Queen Street take the A900 towards Leith Walk. Take the left hand turn onto London Road (more or less opposite Gayfield Square, and signposted Berwick Upon Tweed A1). Follow the A1 signs, past Easter Road, and Meadowbank Stadium then turn right into Willowbrae Road at the Jocks Lodge traffic lights junction. Continue for about 2 miles until the junction at the A1. Take a right onto the A1, and continue along, over the roundabout and past the exit to Newcraighall. Take the following exit on the left after the Queen Margaret University sign. Take a left at the end of the slip road and follow round to the car park entrance, first on the right.

By Car from Fife: 30 mins

Take the M90 south towards Edinburgh (signposted Forth Road Bridge). Continue on to the A90 crossing the Forth Road Bridge and on into Edinburgh. At the Barnton Junction turn right onto Maybury Road - A902 (signposted City Bypass) through roundabout to the end. At Maybury Junction turn right onto the Glasgow Road - A8 (signposted City Bypass). At Gogar Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto The City of Edinburgh Bypass - A720 (signposted Berwick upon Tweed). Travel along the A720 through Sheriffhall Roundabout, taking the 3rd exit onto The City of Edinburgh Bypass - A720. Through Old Craighall Junction, at roundabout take 1st exit, which merges onto the A1. You are now travelling west towards Edinburgh, and you will pass the university on your right, but you will need to continue to the next junction at Newcraighall and double back onto the Eastbound A1. Take the following exit on the left after the Queen Margaret University sign. Take a left at the end of the slip road and follow round to the car park entrance, first on the right.

By Car from West Lothian: 30 mins

Take the M9, at the Newbridge Junction roundabout take the 2nd exit, to continue on the M9. At the junction with the M8, branch left on to the M8. At M8 junction 1, keep in right hand lane signposted City Bypass South. At Hermiston Junction roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A720 (signposted City Bypass South). The A720 and Edinburgh Bypass merge together. When you reach Sheriffhall roundabout, take the 3rd exit to continue along Edinburgh Bypass - A720. At Old Craighall Junction roundabout take 1st exit, which merges onto the A1. You are now travelling west towards Edinburgh, and you will pass the university on your right, but you will need to continue to the next junction at Newcraighall and double back onto the Eastbound A1. Take the following exit on the left after the Queen Margaret University sign. Take a left at the end of the slip road and follow round to the car park entrance, first on the right.

By Car from East Lothian: 30 mins

Travelling along the Westbound carriageway, you will pass the University on your right. There is no direct access to the campus from this carriageway. Instead continue to the next exit for Newcraighall and follow that road round to the right, under the A1 and back up the other side onto the Eastbound carriageway. The slip road to the campus will then be the next exit off the A1.

Find out more about parking on campus before you set off.

Parking on Campus