East Lothian by Bus - it's time to leave the car behind

Did you know?

Do you know that it’s only 40 minutes by bus from Haddington into Edinburgh? Or that you can get to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on the bus? Many people are choosing to leave the car behind for the journey from North Berwick direct to the heart of Edinburgh’s West End, spending the time catching up with friends, or browsing the internet using the free on-board wi-fi.

Travelling by bus can help to tackle climate change. A high passenger capacity bus has the ability to substitute 35 cars on the road - and with smart tickets, contactless payment and bus lanes to fast-track you through the traffic, don't you think it's time to leave the car behind?

Plan your journey

For an overview of local bus services you can download our new brochure, containing maps and bus routes for each of our main towns.

Plan your journey before you leave using the Traveline Scotland journey planner.

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.

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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