How to Get 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. East Lothian is often referred to as Edinburgh's playground due to its close proximity to the city. The county covers approximately 257 square miles, allowing easy access to all courses.

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By Road

Road travelling times from main UK cities to Edinburgh. The county town of Haddington is a half hour drive from Edinburgh.

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From/to Edinburgh Mileage/Km
Aberdeen 131 m/211 km
Birmingham 298 m/480 km
Glasgow 46 m/74 km
Hull 230 m/370 km
London 413 m/663 km
Manchester 211 m/355 km
Newcastle 110 m/177 km
York 200 m/322 km

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By Rail

Connections are available from Edinburgh Waverley rail station to the following East Lothian towns: Musselburgh, Wallyford, Prestonpans, Longniddry, Drem, North Berwick and Dunbar.

From/to Edinburgh Mileage/Km Train Journey
Aberdeen 131 m/211 km 2 hrs 30 mins
Birmingham 298 m/480 km 4 hrs 30 mins
Glasgow 46 m/74 km 50 mins
Hull 230 m/370 km 4 hrs 15 mins
London 413 m/663 km 4 hrs 30 mins
Manchester 211 m/355 km 3 hrs 40 mins
Newcastle 110 m/177 km 1 hrs 30 mins
York 200 m/322 km 2 hrs 30 mins

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By Air

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Scheduled Airlines

Edinburgh Airport is 8 miles (12 km) west of the city. Glasgow, Glasgow Prestwick and Newcastle airports are all within easy reach of East Lothian. The following website may help you plan your journey here.

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By Sea


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