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Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

e: events@edinburghcentre.org
t:  +44 (0)131 6505326

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation is within easy walking distance of the city's main transport hubs and home to fantastic architecture, history and green space and very amenable for walking around.


It takes approximately five to fifteen minutes to walk from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station to ECCI, depending on your destination.

Plan your walking journey

To plan a walking journey, you can use the Walkit.com journey planner. This journey planner will tell you:

  • The best route to walk.
  • Approximately how long the walk will take.
  • The distance of the walk.
  • The approximate number of calories you will burn.

To use the Walkit.com journey planner, all you need to do is enter the name of your origin and destination.


Cycling is a cheap, quick and healthy way to get around. There is a network of on and off road cycle routes in Edinburgh.

ECCI is located on the south side of the city centre, within easy cycling distance of the city's main transport hubs. ECCI also has shower facilities and secure bke parking on site.

Plan your bike journey

ECCI is located within a five minute cycle ride of Edinburgh Waverley Train Station.

To find out local cycle routes to ECCI, you can use the CycleStreets journey planner or the City of Edinburgh Council cycle maps. All you need to do is enter your origin and destination. The postcode of the Central Areas is:

Bike parking

ECCI has two secure bike stores and a number of bike stands.

The wider University also provides secure bike stores across the Central Area for visitors, staff and students.

Bike parking at Edinburgh Waverley Train Station

Sheltered bike parking with CCTV coverage is available at Edinburgh Waverley Train Station.


Buses from all over the city travel to ECCI. The University also provides a shuttle bus for staff and students between the Central Area and the King's Buildings. The majority of buses are operated by Lothian Buses.

Plan your bus journey with BusTracker: 

Do you want to know when the next bus is coming? You can download the BusTracker application for your iPhone or android phone which will allow you to quickly check your bus times at home, at work or whilst on the move!

BusTracker allows you to see up to the minute information on the bus you would like to catch and also when your bus will arrive at the bus stop. You can check online or on your phone.

BusTracker is only available for Lothian Buses and East Lothian Buses services.


ECCI is within easy walking distance of Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, which is Edinburgh's main train station.

Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is served by rail services to Scotland and the rest of the UK. There are various ways to plan your journey by train.

Consult the National Rail Enquries journey planner for details.

Getting from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station to the Central Area

Due to the close proximity of Edinburgh Waverley Train Station to the Central Area, you can choose to travel from the station to the University by the following modes:

  • By taxi - taxis are available from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. A one way taxi fare from the station to the Central Area will cost approximately £7.00.


ECCI does not have its own car park. There is limited on-street parking in the area. It is expensive and designed for short stays. If, however, you have a Blue Badge for disabled parking the charges are waived.

There are two car parks within walking distance of ECCI. One is in Blackfriars Street, just off the Royal Mile and the other is at St John's Hill, on the Pleasance.This list shows all city centre car parks, has links to maps for each one and realtime information about the spaces available.

For more information on parking see the City of Edinburgh Council parking web page.