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There are 9 ways to get from Derby to East Lothian by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Newcastle upon Tyne  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Dunbar

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Bus  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham East Midlands Parkway station to Edinburgh Bus Station Bristol Bond St - Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station

7 alternative options

Train  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Edinburgh

Train #2  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Edinburgh

Drive  •  4h 30m

  1. Drive from Derby to East Lothian 256.2 miles

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Kettering
  3. Take the train from Kettering to Luton
  4. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI
  5. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train, bus  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA
  3. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  5. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Haddington, Artillery Park

Train to London Stansted, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Derby to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park

Derby to East Lothian by train and bus

86 Weekly Services
5h 18m Average Duration
£93 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Derby to East Lothian is to bus, which costs £27 - £45 and takes 9h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Derby to East Lothian is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4h 30m.

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The distance between Derby and East Lothian is 214 miles. The road distance is 256.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Derby to East Lothian without a car is to train via Newcastle upon Tyne which takes 5h 18m and costs £90 - £380.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Derby to East Lothian, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Derby to East Lothian is to train via Newcastle upon Tyne which takes 5h 18m and costs £90 - £380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £45 and takes 9h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Derby to East Lothian is 256 miles. It takes approximately 4h 30m to drive from Derby to East Lothian.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 80+ hotels available in East Lothian. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Derby to East Lothian.
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  • Distance: 214.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 18m

What companies run services between Derby, England and East Lothian, Scotland?

You can take a train from Derby to East Lothian via Newcastle, Dunbar, and Dunbar, Parish Church in around 5h 18m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Nottingham East Midlands Parkway station to Edinburgh Bus Station once a week. Tickets cost £17 - £29 and the journey takes 7h 5m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £140
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£25 - £140
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£23 - £120
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£23 - £120
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£18 - £140
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£11 - £110
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£75 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £220
Train from Newcastle to Dunbar
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£50 - £160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£50 - £65
Anytime Day 1st Class
£110 - £160
Train from Derby to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£130 - £320
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£130 - £160
Anytime Day 1st Class
£230 - £320
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Dunbar
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £120
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £80
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £120
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Dunbar
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£14 - £20
Off-Peak Day Single
£23 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£11 - £26
Off-Peak Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£25 - £40
Train from Derby to Leicester
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£16 - £23
Train from Leicester to Kettering
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £22
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £19
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £22
Train from Kettering to Luton
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £23
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £24
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£21 - £35
Train from Derby to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £90
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£27 - £50
Off-Peak Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£60 - £90
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Nottingham East Midlands Parkway station to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£17 - £29
Website
Megabus UK
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
East Coast Buses
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Haddington, Artillery Park
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
East Coast Buses

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