Transport Links


There are dozens of car hire companies in Scotland to choose from. If you are flying here, please check out:

The AA (Automobile Association)... who will be able to advise you on which ones to use

Road Traffic Information... for general traffic updates

Traveline Scotland... helps you plan any public transport journey within Scotland - and from Scotland to other main destinations in the UK


British Airways

Easyjet... is a major low cost operator with excellent links direct from mainland Europe into both Edinburgh and Newcastle - plus further connections through London airports and on to Scotland

BMI (and BMI Baby)... are also low cost operators with an expanding network, who fly into Edinburgh, Durham, Newcastle and Glasgow direct from various parts of the UK and Europe

Edinburgh Airport information (British Airport Authorities)

Glasgow Airport

Newcastle Airport


National Rail Network information

GNER... is the UK East Coast rail network operator, linking Edinburgh to Dunbar, Newcastle, Durham, York, London and effectively the rest of the UK's railway system

Scottish Rail Information... details national as well as local travel links along with timetables to stations in East Lothian (Drem, Dunbar, Longniddry, Musselburgh, North Berwick, Wallyford).


National Express buses... are cheap, frequent and UK-wide

Citylink buses... get you there too


Superfast Ferries... operate daily overnight ferry crossings from Scotland direct to mainland Europe - sailing from Rosyth near Edinburgh to Zeebrugge in Belgium

P&O Ferries... operate services from Newcastle to Zeebrugge in Belgium and Rotterdam in the Netherlands

DFDS... operate services from Newcastle to Norway

Other ferry services which operate from Europe to the UK

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