Driving and Parking Info | ECSA

Driving and Parking Info

We would recommend you consider using other methods of transport first, but if your only option is to drive, then you can find information on campus parking below.

There are also a couple of ways you can save money whilst driving:

  • Share a lift to college. You can sign up for Edinburgh College's lift-sharing website here. It's entirely free, and allows you to easily find people who are driving in the same direction as you so you can share a lift and split the cost of fuel.
  • Drive more fuel-efficiently. You can read our tips for improving your fuel efficiency here.

Parking on Campus

Limited parking is available at each campus. Parking permits must be displayed on your vehicle at all times.

You can apply for a parking permit by picking up a form from your campus reception. Please collect your parking permit from reception 3 days after submitting. You should note that a parking permit does not guarantee you a parking space. We would always recommend you walk, cycle, or use public transport whenever possible. You should also sign up to the Edinburgh College liftshare service to help reduce pressure on college parking facilities.

All returning students should apply for a new car parking permit every year.

Park & Ride

Our Sighthill, Milton Road, and Midlothian campuses are situated near city Park and Rides. These facilities offer free/cheap parking, and it's usually very easy to find somewhere to park. You can then get a bus or train (or maybe even cycle!) the rest of the way into college.


Park at the Hermiston Park and Ride, then get Lothian Buses numbers 2534, or 35 to campus.

Milton Road

Park at the Newcraighall Park and Ride, then get a train from Newcraighall station to Brunstane station.


Park at Sheriffhall Park and Ride, to then get the Lothian bus number 49 to campus.