We provide free home to school (HTS) transport for East Lothian pupils who live more than two miles away from their local primary or secondary school.

The pupil's home address is defined as being that of their parent or legal guardian, not the address of a childminder or relative who may care for them on school days. In the event of parental separation, the home address is defined as the address of the guardian receiving the Child Benefit payment.

Free school transport isn't available if you choose to send your child to a school that isn't their local primary or secondary school.

Please contact your school office for advice on how to submit an electronic application form for HTS transport. Paper applications are no longer issued.

Smartcards

We encourage high school pupils to use public transport whenever possible it’s important each student has a valid Young Person Card with an up-to-date photograph on it. To order a new/replacement card or, to update your photograph, please contact your school office. They will arrange for your card to be issued and programmed through our Transport Services team. Requests must come to us from your school office in the first instance.

Smartcards are in use on following routes:

Musselburgh Grammar School

Whitecraig Pupils

Bus times for Whitecraig pupils travelling to Musselburgh Grammar.

S1 toS3

Pick up point

Time

Service

Contractor

Whitecraig Crescent

7:50am

140

East Coast Buses

S4-S6

Pick up point

Time

Service

Contractor

Whitecraig Crescent

8:03am

111

Prentice Coaches

 

Wallyford Pupil S5-S6 only

Bus times for Wallyford Pupils travelling to Musselburgh Grammar.

Pick up point

Time

Service

Contractor

Wallyford Terminus

7:46am

7:58am

44

Lothian Buses

 

 

Preston Lodge High School

Longniddry Pupils

Bus times for Longniddry pupils travelling to Preston Lodge.

S5-S6

Pick up point

Time

Service

Contractor

Longniddry Rail Station

7:49am

118 Prentice Coaches

Longniddry Inn

7:49am

Cunningham Court

7:50am

S1-S4

Pick up point

Time

Service

Contractor

Johnny Cope Road

8:03am

128 East Coast Buses

Seton East

8:05am

Longniddry Rail Station

8:11am

 

Port Seton and Cockenzie S6 pupils

Bus times for Port Seton and Cockenzie pupils travelling to Preston Lodge.

Pick up point 

Time

Service

Contractor

Port Seton – Alder Road

7:58am

110/111

Prentice Coaches

Port Seton – Links Road

8:00am

Port Seton – Post Office

8:03am

 

Blindwells Pupils

Bus times for Blindwells pupils travelling to Preston Lodge.

Pick up point

Time

Service

Contractor

Blindwells

8:08am

26 Lothian Buses

 

Ross High School

Elphinstone Pupils

Bus times for Elphinstone pupils travelling to Ross High School.

Pick up point

Time

Service

Contractor

Elphinstone

8:15am

110 Prentice Coaches

 

Macmerry Pupils

Bus times for Macmerry pupils travelling to Ross High School.

S1-S4

Pick up point 

Time

Service

Contractor

Macmerry

8:07am

X6 East Coast Buses

S5-S6

Pick up point

Time

Service

Contractor

Macmerry

8:00am

108 Prentice Coaches

 

North Berwick High School

Gullane Pupils only**

Bus times for Gullane pupils travelling to North Berwick High School.

S4 - S6

Pick up point

Time

Service

Contractor

Gullane, Goose Green

7:54am

124 East Coast Buses

S1-S3

Pick up point 

Time

Service

Contractor

Gullane, Goose Green

8:01am

125 East Coast Buses

**Please note: Due to the capacity on buses 124 and 125 some pupils from Gullane (Muirfield House bus stop) had to be moved to route 127

Street affected: Phoenix Rise, Kellagher Avenue, College Way, The Pines, The Rowans, The Beeches, The Hawthorns, The Falcons, The Finches

 

Ballencrief, Drem West Fenton and Dirleton

Bus times for Ballencrief, Drem, West Fenton and Direlton pupils travelling to North Berwick High School.

 Pick up point 

Time

Service

Contractor

Longniddry Station

7:43am

127 East Coast Buses

Drem Station

7:52am

Fenton Barns

7:55am

Muirfield House

8:01am

Dirleton Castle

8:09am

 

Kilduff /Athelstaneford

Bus times for Kilduff / Athelstaneford pupils travelling to North Berwick High School.

  Pick up point

Time

Service

Contractor

Kilduff

7:50am

121 Eve Coaches

(separate coach)

Athelstaneford

7:52am

Prora

7:57am

Drem

8:03am

Fenton Barns

8:06am

East Fenton

8:06am

Kingston

8:11am

Highfield

8:13am

 

Aberlady Pupils only

Bus times for Aberlady pupils travelling to North Berwick High School.

Pick up point

Time

Service

Contractor

Aberlady, The Pleasance

7:52am

126 East Coast Buses

Aberlady, Poplar House

7:54am

Luffness Mains

7:56am

 

Dunbar Grammar

Taxi pick-up times for pupils travelling to Dunbar Grammar.

  Pick up point 

Time

Service

Contractor

Orchardfield

7:55am

178 AC’s Taxis

Bridgend Hotel

8:00am

Phantassie Farm

8:05am

Mainstream transport between home and school

To use home to school contracted route you need a valid pass for travel issued by East Lothian Council.

Transport Services

East Lothian Council, Penston House, Macmerry Industrial Estate, EH33 1EX

Email: transportservices@eastlothian.gov.uk