Dunbar is renowned for its historic town centre, its range of independent specialist shops; its beautiful coastline and countryside and its friendly, hospitable catering businesses.  The nickname ‘Sunny Dunny’ reflects the fact it is the sunniest and driest town in Scotland.

You can even take a scenic tour around East Lothian with East Coast Buses visit https://eastcoastbuses.co.uk/tours/ for more information.

Getting to Dunbar has never been easier to reach by road, rail and air, and is on several long-distance beautiful walking and cycling routes.  Trains take only 25 minutes from Edinburgh, and you can get here direct from London in under 5 hours. Edinburgh International airport is a pleasant hours drive from Dunbar, with easy access to Dunbar from the A1. Coach parking can be accommodated within the Leisure Pool and Lauderdale Park. 

If you're still not sure how to get to Dunbar , take a look at the Transport Direct website, Britain's free online route and journey planner.  Find bus and train times, plan your car journey, your cycle route, park and ride information, traffic news, flight information and more.


Trains run to and from Edinburgh approximately every hour during the day. Visit National Rail Enquires or call 08457 48 49 50 for timetables.

Find out how soon you could get here: Live Dunbar arrivals board

From London, Inverness and stops in between: East Coast Trains

From Musselburgh, Edinburgh and rest of Scotland: Scotrail and other operators

From Plymouth and the West: CrossCountry Trains

EastCoast train service operates regular rail services from Edinburgh to London



Taxi services between Edinburgh and Dunbar together with a local service throughout Dunbar are available.

Torrance Taxis: 01368 862 612 or 01368 865 550

Redline Cabs: 01368 864640



The First Group and Perryman’s Buses operates a regular bus service between Dunbar Edinburgh and Berwick upon Tweed. Connections are available in Edinburgh for destinations throughout the UK. Journey planning and timetable information is available on the  TravelineScotland website. All buses stop on Dunbar High Street with limited stops elsewhere. For more information visit:





The A1 carriageway makes travel to Dunbar by road easy and direct.

For up-to-date traffic information listen to local radio stations and plan your journey using the AA Route Planner for a tailor made travel plan with timings and mileage.

For information on any possible delays or roadworks visit www.bbc.co.uk/travelnews.  



Edinburgh Airport and Newcastle Airport are the closest regional airports in the UK linking Dunbar to major cities throughout the UK and internationally


By Bike or on Foot


Dunbar is located at the junction of major long distance national cycling and walking routes. One of Scotland’s Great Trails,The John Muir Way to Helensburgh starts here, and the North Sea Cycle Route passes through en-route to Edinburgh (or The Hague in The Netherlands or Bergan in Norway if you can manage a bit further). Shorter historic routes include The Herring Road from Lauder, or the walk down the coast to meet up with the Southern Upland Way at Cockburnspath.