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Dunbar Train Station


Dunbar Station
Station Road
East Lothian
EH42 1JX
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 05:55 to 21:30 Saturday: 06:25 to 20:40 Sunday: 11:15 to 21:30
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Get Oyster card here Oyster Pre-Pay not is available.
Top up Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Use Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

Rail Replacement Coaches leave from the front of the station.

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
Service Information
Dunbar Station customer services

We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes that can develop and grow our business.

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Left luggage contact details


Lost property Lost property is available at the station. Monday to Sunday: 07:00 to 21:00
Lost property contact details


Telephone: 03301 092 833

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours A first class lounge is not available.
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are available.
Trolleys Trolleys are available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are not available.
Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is not available.
Post box A Post box is not available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint An ATM machine is not available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are not available.
Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details

Tel: 0800 046 1634 and 18001 0800 046 1634 (Deaf and customers who are hard of hearing)


Customer help points Customer help points are available.
Staff help Staff help is available.
Staff help opening times Monday to Friday: 06:10 to 21:15 Saturday: 07:00 to 20:00 Sunday: 11:15 to 18:30
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are not available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station

This is a Category A station. This station has step-free access to single platform. The Passenger Assist meeting point is at the Ticket Office

Blue Badge parking bays: 6

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking Disable parking is not available.
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are not present.
Station Car Park
Operator ScotRail
Spaces 76
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday:24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday:24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details
Short stay
Operator ScotRail
Contact details
Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Stands
Spaces 48
Sheltered No
Storage location

Within car park

Transport Information
Taxi rank available A taxi rank is not available.
Airport available Airport information is not available.
Port available Port information is not available.

Dunbar railway station serves the Scottish coastal town of Dunbar in East Lothian, about 30 miles east of Edinburgh. The station first opened in June 1846 as part of the North British Railway and underwent a period of modernisation in the 1980s. Today, this Category B-listed building serves as an ideal commuter hub for Edinburgh.

The station facilities include a self-service ticket machine and the option to collect pre-purchased tickets. A seating area or shelter is provided on each of the two platforms. Toilets are in the booking hall; these include baby-changing facilities.

Accessible features at this station include step-free access to both platforms via a bridge and elevators. The toilets are also accessible, as are the ticket machines and ticket counter. An induction loop has been fitted for the hearing impaired, and ramps are available for train access. There is an impaired mobility set down point outside the station. Customer help points are available, and wheelchairs can be supplied on request.

The station car park has spaces for 76 cars 6 of which are accessible and 48 sheltered storage spaces for bikes which are covered by CCTV. For more information about how CrossCountry can help please see our priority seating and travel assistance options for your journey.

Popular routes include Edinburgh to Dunbar, Glasgow to Dunbar and Newcastle to Dunbar. Onward travel options include several local bus routes. Onward travel information from Dunbar is available to download here.

Things to do in Dunbar

As officially one of the sunniest places in Scotland, you are likely to have good weather in Dunbar, so it’s always a good time to visit. The rugged East Lothian coastline offers impressive views which you can enjoy as you walk the Dunbar cliff-top trail. The route is also ideal for cycling so it’s perfect if you are looking forward to exploring the outdoors with your family or alone.

For the kids, more outdoor fun can be had at the East Links Family Park or for something slightly more offbeat, you can take an Alpaca for a trek at John Muir Alpacas which are based in Hedderwick Hill Farm. The farm is only 25 minutes by bus from Dunbar Station.

If you prefer your entertainment indoors, then Dunbar has lots to offer. The local Belhaven Brewery offers tours of Scotland’s oldest working brewery, and the Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery are well worth a visit. The museum features local history and regular exhibits.

Dunbar has more history to offer than most places in the UK. Evidence of a house dating from the 9th millennium BC was found in 2003. In the same year, traces of a local Bronze Age population was found.

The town’s name means ‘summit fort’, which is unsurprising considering there have been fortifications here since at least the Roman times. Dunbar Castle, which was in use until 1567 occupied the same place. Today you can only visit the ruins of what was once one of the strongest castles in Scotland. Dunbar’s maritime history is equally impressive. The town’s harbour dates from 1574, and the RNLI lifeboat station here is the second oldest in Scotland.

The town is home to many independent cafes and shops such as the Dunbar Community Bakery and Graze Coffee, both found on the High Street. We have created a dedicated ‘things to do’ page highlighting activities and destinations from across the country, so the inspiration for your next trip is only a click away.

Book your journey to Dunbar today with one of CrossCountry’s ticket options, and see what else there is to discover.