Station facilities

The station is managed by ScotRail and is unstaffed. The station is NOT disability compliant as there are steps via the footbridge to cross the line. However, there is disabled access to both platforms, but it is necessary to leave the station and travel underneath the railway bridge to cross the line if you are in a wheelchair.

Limited covered waiting areas

Covered cycle accommodation

Free car park

No toilets are provided at the station.

Limited seating on the platform

Helpline phone.

The station has unique murals on the North platform depicting local scenes, both historical and present day. These were restored by the Community Rail Partnership in 2014 and undergo restoration from time to time.

Train Information

ScotRail wall or poster mounted timetables are always available at the station

To download a rail timetable, please click here

Public Transport Connectivity

The station is situated a short walk away from principal bus services although Prentice 111 passes the station.

Prentice of Haddington Download timetables at

111 Haddington – Ballencrieff – Drem – Fenton Barns – Gullane – Aberlady – Longniddry – Prestonpans – and onward to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

To locate nearest bus stop for the following services, exit the station, cross the road into the B1349 Station road, and you quickly come to Preston Road, which is used by the following principal bus service (estimated walking time 3 minutes):

East Coast Buses Download timetable at

124/X24 North Berwick – Dirleton – Gullane – Aberlady – Longniddry – Prestonpans – Edinburgh



There is no taxi rank at this station. Those wanting taxis will require to order them in advance.

Onward Travel To Popular Destinations – Walking 

Site of The Battle of Prestonpans 1745

The railway line to the East of Prestonpans station is the only one in the country to cross an ancient battlefield. To access this exit the station from the Southern (Edinburgh bound) platform through the signed gate. Turn left and walk to the end of the station car park, cross the road onto the path signed towards the battlefield. Estimated walking time 3-4 minutes.

Preston tower

Exit the station and cross the road into Station Road opposite. At Preston Road, turn left and quickly right into West Loan. Second on the right is Laburnum Arch Court – the tower is at the top of this road. Estimated walking time 7-8 minutes.

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