Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University is a large, vibrant uni that attracts students from around the world. Situated to the West of Edinburgh city centre on a large campus, it is easy to reach from Edinburgh Airport or from the centre of the city. The campus consists of 380 acres of lovely, peaceful parkland and is home to over 8,200 staff and students.
With iQ Fountainbridge and iQ Grove less than a twenty minute drive away, it is easy to see why Heriot-Watt students who want to enjoy living in the centre of the city choose to live at iQ Student Accommodation. iQ Fountainbridge and iQ Grove are both situated very close to the city centre, within walking distance of a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants as well as tourist attractions like Edinburgh Castle. Living at iQ Fountainbridge gives Heriot-Watt students the chance to enjoy the city centre and the opportunity to experience the real Edinburgh student lifestyle, whilst still making it easy to reach classes and lectures at the Heriot-Watt campus.
|Distance||Bus||Car / taxi||Cycle|
|iQ Grove||5.8 miles||34 minutes||18 minutes||33 minutes|
|iQ Fountainbridge||5.6 miles||32 minutes||17 minutes||32 minutes|
How to reach Heriot-Watt University from iQ Grove or iQ Fountainbridge
Situated five and a half miles from Heriot-Watt University, the easiest way to reach uni from either iQ Student Accommodation site in Edinburgh is probably by bus. Jump on the number 34 or 25 bus near to either iQ Grove or iQ Fountainbridge to get in and out of university easily and quickly; it will take you just over half an hour. If you are planning to get the bus to and from uni, students in Edinburgh can get a discounted 'Ridacard' bus pass for only £13 a week, or £40 a month. The Ridacard gives you unlimited travel during the day and makes getting to and from Heriot-Watt University super easy!
For days when you're running late, you can take a taxi to uni in less than twenty minutes. Zipping along the A71 to Heriot-Watt in a taxi will cost you about £15. And if you've got a bike with you at uni, it'll only take you half an hour to reach campus. Plus, you can store your bike in the onsite cycle storage at iQ Fountainbridge or iQ Grove. Easy!
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