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There are 9 ways to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly London Luton to Edinburgh, bus  •  3h

  1. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park

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Bus  •  10h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Edinburgh National Express

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Fly London Luton to Glasgow, train, bus  •  4h 21m

  1. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Glasgow (GLA) LTN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  4. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Haddington, Artillery Park

Bus to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park

Train to London City, fly to Edinburgh, bus  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park

Train via Newcastle upon Tyne  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Newcastle
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Dunbar

Train  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Stevenage to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Edinburgh

Train #2  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Edinburgh

Drive  •  6h 2m

  1. Drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian 349.1 miles

London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian by bus, train and walk

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London Luton Airport (LTN) → East Lothian
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The cheapest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian is to bus which costs £19 - £26 and takes 10h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian is to fly and bus which costs £23 - £95 and takes 3h.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian. However, there are services departing from Luton Airport London and arriving at Haddington, Market Street via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and Edinburgh, Waterloo Place. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 16m.

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The distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) and East Lothian is 297 miles. The road distance is 349.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian without a car is to train via Newcastle upon Tyne which takes 7h 2m and costs £65 - £480.

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It takes approximately 3h to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian, including transfers.

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London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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The best way to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian is to train via Newcastle upon Tyne which takes 7h 2m and costs £65 - £480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £26 and takes 10h 16m.

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

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London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Map of how to get from London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian.
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  • Distance: 296.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h

What companies run services between London Luton Airport (LTN), England and East Lothian, Scotland?

You can take a train from London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian via Luton Station Interchange, Luton, London St Pancras International LL, London Kings Cross, Newcastle, Dunbar, and Dunbar, Parish Church in around 7h 2m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Edinburgh twice daily. Tickets cost £12 - £16 and the journey takes 7h 25m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £340
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£60 - £340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£60 - £340
Train operators
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
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Train from Stevenage to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £27
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£22 - £27
East Midlands Railways
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £280
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£120 - £180
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£190 - £280
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
Train from Stevenage to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £80
Train from Peterborough to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £320
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single
£140 - £200
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£220 - £320
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
Bus operators
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
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian is 349 miles. It takes approximately 6h 2m to drive from London Luton Airport (LTN) to East Lothian.

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easyJet offers flights from London Luton Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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