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With its outdoor pursuits, great scenery and family parks and attractions, there are plenty of great reasons to visit Dunbar. You can browse and secure cheap train tickets to Dunbar with TransPennine Express online or via our TPExpress app to save time and money at the station.
TransPennine Express trains stop at Dunbar train station, with direct services from Edinburgh and Newcastle. You can also get the train to Dunbar from Dundee, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Once you arrive, you can hop in a taxi from the taxi rank on Station Road directly outside or jump on a bus from the station. Dunbar high street is just a short walk away.
The first train leaves Dunbar station at around 05.50, with the last train leaving the station at around 23.05.
The Edinburgh to Dunbar train has a journey time of just 25 minutes, whilst the journey from Glasgow will take around 1 hour 45 minutes with a quick change at Edinburgh. If you’re travelling on the Newcastle to Dunbar train, you’ll be in Scotland in 1 hour 15 minutes.
If you’re looking for cheapest train tickets to Dunbar, you can reduce costs by travelling off-peak and being flexible with your travel times. For regular journeys to and from Dunbar, a season ticket will help save costs on your travel. For one-off journeys to Dunbar, you can save 1/3 on the price of a ticket with a Railcard, whilst booking in advance can cut the cost of your ticket by over 50%.
You’ll find both waiting rooms and seating areas at Dunbar station to relax in before your next train. There are toilets and baby changing facilities, as well as a ticket office and accessible ticket machines. There is also a station car park with 76 spaces and 6 accessible spaces, plus 48 spaces for bikes.
East Lothian is a jewel in Scotland’s crown, with stunning coastlines, lush landscapes and activities a plenty. Boasting numerous five-star businesses, this little slice of Scotland really packs a punch when it comes to a quality experience.
Whether you are looking for a quiet break away, a fun-filled trip with the family or fancy taking on some outdoor pursuits, you are sure to find everything you need in East Lothian to make your visit truly memorable.
Dunbar is the birthplace of conservationist John Muir, the start of the coast to coast walking/cycling route The John Muir Way and home to the John Muir Country Park. This charming coastal town also boasts two golf courses - perfect for enjoying links golf all within a short distance from the station!
The region of East Lothian not only has inspiring scenery, but it’s packed with things to see and do. Delve into fast-paced adventure and cultural gems, or for those with younger explorers, there are great family parks and attractions to keep them entertained too.
After all of those activities it’s only right that you can enjoy a delicious cake (or two) at one of the great cafes in the area. Or why not enjoy fare from a cosy country pub with a local tipple? Dining out in East Lothian is a real treat for the senses.
Fine dining is always on the menu and East Lothian is known for its quality produce which is something not to be missed. Seafood is caught locally, and the local farmland offers seasonal delights.
You will also find some amazing regional ice cream producers - ideal for a sweet treat!
Known for its world-class golf, there are plenty of courses to choose from in East Lothian - Scotland’s Golf Coast. If you prefer two wheels there are a wealth of cycling routes to explore making the most of the countryside on offer. The region is also home to its very own surf school where you can take to the waves or find your feet with a stand-up paddle board lesson.
If you prefer keeping your feet dry, there’s a plethora of walking routes to discover and of course Instagram moments to capture along the way!
East Lothian with its charming towns has some unique shops to discover. Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar are all known for their boutique gift shops and specialist food outlets. The region also has some well-stocked farm shops and delis too!
There is also a great farmers’ market that takes place in Haddington and is the perfect place to grab those essentials.
For more ideas of what to do in Dunbar and East Lothian, check out Visit Scotland.
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