There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to East Lothian by bus, taxi or car
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Bus • 39 min
£3 - £4
2 alternative options
Taxi • 32 min
£55 - £65
Drive • 32 min
£3 - £6
Edinburgh to East Lothian by bus
The bus journey time between Edinburgh and East Lothian is around 47 min and covers a distance of around 18 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 35 min. Operated by East Coast Buses, the Edinburgh to East Lothian bus service departs from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arrives in Haddington, Market Street. Typically 454 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Edinburgh to East Lothian bus schedules
Buses departing Monday, July 26, 2021
Buses departing Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in East Lothian is 111.
Wearing a face mask on public transport in East Lothian is subject to regional advice.
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Last updated: 24 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to East Lothian is to bus which costs £3 - £4 and takes 39 min.
The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to East Lothian is to taxi which costs £55 - £65 and takes 32 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street and arriving at Haddington, Market Street. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 39 min.
The distance between Edinburgh and East Lothian is 18 miles. The road distance is 23.7 miles.
The best way to get from Edinburgh to East Lothian without a car is to bus which takes 39 min and costs £3 - £4.
The bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Haddington, Market Street takes 39 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.
Edinburgh to East Lothian bus services, operated by East Coast Buses, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street station.
Edinburgh to East Lothian bus services, operated by East Coast Buses, arrive at Haddington, Market Street station.
Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to East Lothian is 24 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Edinburgh to East Lothian.
There are 104+ hotels available in East Lothian. Prices start at £75 per night.
What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and East Lothian, Scotland?
East Coast Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Haddington, Market Street every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £3 - £4 and the journey takes 39 min.
- Ave. Duration
- 32 min
- Estimated price
- £55 - £65
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