East Lothian by Bus

Coronavirus Travel Advice

Our local bus companies are doing a great job of keeping the county moving in these difficult times. Despite the current restrictions there are still buses taking you where you need to go. Please follow the government's advice and only travel when essential to do so. It helps to plan your journey in advance, using the tools on this page.

Public transport advice coronavirus: Plan ahead, use contactless payment if possible. Maintain physical distancing. At the bus stop keep your distance from others, Protect yourself and others by covering your face. Once on board keep your distance.

















Local bus services

For an overview of local bus services you can download our new map of the East Lothian Bus Network from May 2020. 

For information on local bus services and their timetables visit your local bus operators:

Local bus information



Contact details

Borders Buses www.bordersbuses.co.uk/services  01896 754 350
East Coast Buses www.eastcoastbuses.co.uk/new-routes/  0131 653 1335
Eve Coaches Ltd www.eveinfo.co.uk/bus-services/   01368 865 500
E&M Horsburgh www.horsburghcoaches.com  01506 432 251
Lothian Buses www.lothianbuses.com/timetables/  0131 554 4494
Prentice Coaches www.prenticeofhaddington.info/timetables.html 01620 822620

Further timetable information for all the bus stops and services across the UK, as well as maps with live bus locations which are updated every minute, can be found on the BusTimes.org website.

You can also plan your journey before you leave using the Traveline Scotland journey planner.

Bus User Groups

  • Bus Users UK - a charity working to make public transport inclusive and accessible. Call 0300 111 0001
  • RELBUS - Rural East Lothian Bus Users 

East Lothian Bus Passenger Charter

In April 2014, East Lothian Council in partnership with five local bus operators and RELBUS jointly launched a Bus Passenger Charter. The aim of the charter is to provide a clear commitment to passengers of the standards of service required and provided by bus services across the county.


One Ticket offers combined train and bus tickets for South-East Scotland, including Dundee, Perth and Stirling, also allowing travel with multiple bus operators on a single season ticket.

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