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There are 4 ways to get from Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) to East Lothian by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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Bus  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station M92 / ...

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Night train  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the night train from Dyce to Edinburgh

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) to East Lothian 152.7 miles
Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) → East Lothian
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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) to East Lothian is to bus which costs £16 - £25 and takes 5h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) to East Lothian is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) to East Lothian. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen Airport, Airport Terminal and arriving at Haddington, Market Street via Union Square Bus Station and Edinburgh, Waterloo Place. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 32m.

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The distance between Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) and East Lothian is 92 miles. The road distance is 152.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) to East Lothian without a car is to train which takes 4h 24m and costs £21 - £200.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) to East Lothian, including transfers.

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Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) to East Lothian bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Union Square Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) to East Lothian is to train which takes 4h 24m and costs £21 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £25 and takes 5h 32m.

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Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) to East Lothian bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) to East Lothian is 153 miles. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) to East Lothian.

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  • Distance: 91.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 24m

What companies run services between Aberdeen Airport (ABZ), Scotland and East Lothian, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh every 3 hours. Tickets cost £27 - £85 and the journey takes 2h 29m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Union Square Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station hourly. Tickets cost £10 - £17 and the journey takes 2h 58m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £85
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
Night train from Dyce to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£28 - £85
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£65 - £85
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £17
Website
Megabus UK

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