Travel To East Lothian

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, villages, attractions and activities are located close together meaning that travel is efficient and simple, giving visitors more time to enjoy themselves. The GoSEStran app is a one-stop-shop to make travel around East Lothian simpler giving you sustainable travel choices. Download it from the App Store or Google Play.

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Driving around East Lothian


East Lothian is easily accessed from the A1, A68 and M8.

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

electric east lothian

ev charge points

For Electric Car Charge Points all across East Lothian see the interactive maps on these links.

Train to East Lothian


The towns and villages of Musselburgh, Wallyford, Prestonpans, Longniddry, Drem, North Berwick, East Linton and Dunbar are all served by train stations. This provides easy access to the whole of Scotland via Edinburgh Waverley, and to England 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.

Fly to East Lothian


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

Cycling around East Lothian


East Lothian is easy to navigate by bike. There are National Cycle routes that make it easy to get here from Edinburgh, Midlothian, West Lothian and the Scottish Borders.

Check out our cycling routes.

Buses around East Lothian


East Lothian is serviced by a number of bus operators - 

  1. East Coast Buses
  2. Border Buses
  3. Lothian Buses
  4. Prentice Coaches
  5. Eves Coaches

Young Scot card holders who are under 22 are eligible for free nationwide bus travel.

Ferry to East Lothian


DFDS operate daily ferry crossings from Amsterdam to Newcastle and Newcastle is a 2 hour hour drive away.