Additional Directions Information
The simplest way to reach Airhouses is by car and there is plenty of parking. If you put in our postcode you will be taken the wrong way. If you put in the post code TD2 6PY you will come up the road straight from the village of Oxton and as the road levels out, you will see a purple sign. Turn right at this sign, over a cattle grid and follow the farm road for 1 mile.
We are situated 2 miles off the A68, half an hour south of Edinburgh. The nearest village is Oxton, and the nearest small town is Lauder. Directions from the North and the South from the A68 are downloadable from the bottom of the page.
The nearest main line station is Edinburgh Waverley (40 minutes drive from Airhouses). There is a fast, regular service from London (4 hours 20 minutes) using Virgin East Coast. This was formerly the route of the Flying Scotsman.
There is now a regular train service from Edinburgh into the Scottish Borders, The Waverley Line. This train stops at a few stations on the way and the nearest to use is either Gorebridge or Stow. It then continues to Galashiels and Tweedbank.
There are various car hire companies at Edinburgh or Enterprise Car Hire in Galashiels. Enterprise will collect you from the station and take you to your hire car.
Alternatively, taxis are available from the various stations but best to book in advance. For Stow, Galashiels or Tweedbank, 01896 756789 (5Star Taxis), Bordoor2door.com on 0748 6626484 for pick up Stow, and if there are 8 of you or more, then Lauderdale Coaches on 07815 311667.
Edinburgh Airport is to the west of Edinburgh and is a 40 minute drive. Lots of hire car companies at the Airport. There is no rail link yet but the Airlinke 100 service runs 24 hours and calls at Waverley Station, where you can then get a train to the Borders.
Glasgow Airport is about an hour and half drive from Airhouses. Short taxi journey takes you to Paisley Gilmour Street station for a train into Edinburgh Waverley, then onwards into the Borders or hire a car at Edinburgh. Alternatively, the main M8 goes directly past Glasgow Airport making it an easy drive via the M8, then the A720 (Edinburgh ByPass) to the A68 and Airhouses.
Newcastle Airport is on the north side of Newcastle and under a 2 hour drive from Airhouses. Driving is straighforward and relatively quiet roads. There are numerous car hire companies at the Airport.
There are regular ferry services into the ports of Newcastle and Hull – check with DFDS Seaways and P&O ferries for further details. If you are coming from Northern Ireland, there is also a service from Belfast to Cairnryan with Stena Line, as well as P&O ferries between Larne and Cairnryan or Troon. After arriving at these ports, you can travel on to the Scottish Borders by road, with the journey time being around four hours from Hull, three hours from Cairnryan and about an hour and a half from Newcastle. Car Hire Facilities are at all the ports.