This year, Fringe by the Sea festivalgoers are being encouraged to leave their cars at home and take advantage of extended public transport services.

Fringe by the Sea 2 to 11 August 2024ScotRail has announced a special midnight service from North Berwick to Edinburgh, calling at all stations including Drem, Longniddry, Prestonpans, Wallyford, and Musselburgh throughout the festival.

In addition, Eve Coaches is extending their timetable on both Fridays and Saturdays to ensure there’s a last bus home for those heading to Dunbar and Haddington. The East Lothian Buses N124 service, which operates through the night on Saturday and Sunday mornings, will also be upgraded to a double-decker.

These changes mean festivalgoers can stay until the end, enjoy the festival to its fullest, and travel in an environmentally friendly way.

To find out times for trains and buses throughout southeast Scotland, festivalgoers can scan the QR code and download the GoSEStran app. More information is available on the ScotRail and East Coast Buses websites.

QR codes for GoSEStran app from google and apple stores.

Additional Eve Coaches services stopping at Church Road include:

Service 120 – Friday and Saturday

  • 10:10pm Dunbar to North Berwick
  • 11:10pm North Berwick to Dunbar


Service 121 – Friday and Saturday

  • 7:15pm Haddington to North Berwick
  • 8:15pm North Berwick to Haddington
  • 9:15pm Haddington to North Berwick
  • 11:15pm North Berwick to Haddington

Parking is limited in North Berwick, with information available at the North Berwick Parking website. The nearest free parking is at North Berwick High School.

The majority of Fringe by the Sea events are held at the festival hub at the Lodge Grounds, 2C East Rd, North Berwick, EH39 4HN. So, leave the car at home, enjoy the festival, and do your bit for the environment.

Published: Wednesday, 10th July 2024