Getting Here

East Lothian is located in the South East of Scotland, neighbouring the Capital City of Edinburgh.

The award winning coastline stretches along the southern edge of the Firth of Forth to the boundaries of the Scottish Borders. Getting here couldn’t be easier: good access to trains, close to major road networks and easy access to national and international flights.

Once you have arrived, all towns, attractions and activities are located close together meaning that travel is efficient and simple, giving visitors more time to enjoy themselves.

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East Lothian is easily accessed from the A1, direct to London, the A68, and the M8 and onto the rest of the UK.

Edinburgh is only a 30 minute drive away and Newcastle and Glasgow a 90 minute drive.


The towns and villages of Musselburgh, Wallyford, Prestonpans, Longniddry, Drem, North Berwick and Dunbar are all served by train stations. This provides easy access to the whole of Scotland via Edinburgh Waverley, and to the south via the East Coast Main Line. Regular trains from central London provide direct access to East Lothian in 4 hours.  For all enquiries visit National Rail or Trainline.


East Lothian has four major airports close by served by a number of national and international destinations.

Regular flights from the centre of London can transport you to Edinburgh within an hour.


East Lothian is serviced by a number of bus operators -  East Coast BusesBorder Buses, Lothian Buses, Prentice & Eves Coaches.

Car Charge Points

There are a number of free public charge points for your electric vehicle when you visit East Lothian.  Use the interactive map to find a location.  All points are equipped with Contactless payment devices.  You can find more information about East Lothian's public chargepoints including a guide to using them.