Dunbar Train Station
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Dunbar Train Station
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|Ticket office information||
In the booking hall.
|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|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||
Rail Replacement Coaches leave from the front of the station.
|Dunbar station customer services||
We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes that can develop and grow our business.
|Lost property||Monday to Sunday: 07:00 to 21:00|
|Lost property contact details||
Telephone: 03301 092 833
|Lounge opening hours|
|Waiting room information||
Part of ticket office building
|Toilets information||The toilets are located in the Booking Hall. The toilet facilities are only available during Ticket Office opening hours.|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
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 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 office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
Staff members telephone Taxi firm for customers, arrive within a few minutes
|Accessible public pay phones|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
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|
|Station Car Park|
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
|Cycle storage available|
Within car park
|Taxi rank 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.