Edinburgh is a lovely city for walking, as long as some thought is given to appropriate clothing (in case of rain) and footwear (many streets are cobbled). It is also recommended that visitors have a map – the city isn’t large but the medieval street system in parts of the centre means a map is very helpful for navigation!
The Edinburgh local bus system, Lothian Buses, is an excellent way of getting around! Your accommodation should be able to direct you to the nearest stop and indicate which bus routes are appropriate for getting to the University area. Lothian Buses charge £1.60 for a single ticket and £4 for a day ticket.
Taxis can be flagged down in the street, or found at taxi ranks. If the roof light is on, the taxi is free to pick up passengers! There are also ‘private hire’ taxis which must be pre-booked.
Edinburgh is constantly improving its bicycle network but due to the terrain of the city and the narrow streets, cycling can be a challenge. If you wish to hire a bike, ensure that you use high-visibility clothing, bike-lights when light is low and never forget that traffic is on the left!