It’s easy to get to the Scottish Seabird Centre - we are only 30 minutes from Edinburgh, an hour from the Scottish Border and 90 minutes from Glasgow. Check out this map.
Environmentally-friendly is the way to go. Use Traveline +44 (0)871 2002233 to plan your trip or click here to get directions from your home.
Walking and cycling
The Scottish Seabird Centre forms part of the John Muir Way: view downloadable maps of the route. We have bike racks and the North Berwick train is specially equipped with additional bike storage.
Save 20% on entry at the Admissions Desk with your ScotRail ticket! We also run the ScotRail Kids Go Free offer.
With direct and frequent services from Edinburgh with ScotRail, getting the train to North Berwick is easy. It's a very scenic 30 minute journey through countryside and coastline, and the Centre is a 15 minute walk from North Berwick train station. For train information you can call +44 (0)8457 550033.
Please note this walk is downhill on the way to the Centre and uphill on the way back to the station. There's a map at the station so you can see where to go.
Here are a couple of local taxi companies who collect passengers from the station, should you require them: Jim's Taxis +44 (0)1620 894900 and A2B Taxis +44 (0)1620 895000.
Regular First bus services operate from Edinburgh (service no 124/ X24) call +44 (0)871 2002233.
From Haddington, Prentice Coaches run the service 121, call +44 (0)1620 822620.
You can also get the bus from Dunbar (service no 120), call Eve Coaches +44 (0)1368 865500.
Only 25 miles/ 40kms from the centre of Edinburgh, the Scottish Seabird Centre and North Berwick are signposted from the A1. Get directions from your location here.
When you arrive in North Berwick follow the brown tourist signs to the Seabird Centre’s pay-and-display car park, we are 5 minutes walk from here. Just head for the sea!
The rates are £1.50 per hour or £5 per day, and FREE from October to February. All parking income supports the work of the charity.
Please note, there is disabled parking adjacent to the Centre and in the Centre's car park.