Lothian Fare Review 2020Revised fares from Sunday 2 February

We have today (January 9) announced that fares will be revised on services across Lothian from Sunday February 2, 2020.

The fare review will see some fares on our services increase for the first time in two years, with Adult single fares increased by 10p. Adult Daytickets, which offer unlimited travel on date of purchase, will increase by 50p. Customers who use our daily capping contactless system will only see a 40p increase in their Adult Dayticket price.

Child Single fares will also increase 10p, with Child Daytickets increasing by 20p for the first time since 2004. Airport fares will remain the same on Airlink and Skylink services.

Nigel Serafini Commercial Director at Lothian, said: “Lothian is committed to providing environmentally sustainable, best value travel. As our operating costs continue to rise and we continue to invest in fleet, people, training and our customer offering, we will be making changes to fares from 2 February.

“98p of every £1 we receive in fares goes directly back into the running of our business and provision of services. Across the last decade we have invested heavily in cleaner, greener buses for the benefit of all our customers and our capital city, lessening the impact on the environment, while continuing to develop and provide a comprehensive network of services across the Edinburgh city region.

“As well as continuing our investment in new environmentally friendly vehicles across 2020, Lothian is currently in the process of renewing its Real Time Customer Information system. This system plays a vital role in helping us monitor and control services, as well as allowing customers to track bus arrivals.

“Our revised fares continue to represent excellent value for money and remain amongst the lowest in the UK.”

Revised Adult & Child Fares

Adult Child
SINGLEticket +10p £1.80 +10p £0.90
DAYticket +50p £4.50 (ttc £4.40) +20p £2.20
Network DAYticket £1.00 £10.00 +50p £5.00
Family DAYticket £1.00 £9.50 (up to two adults and up to 3 children)

tap tap cap, get the cheapest Adult fare using the same contactless card or device all day. A daily price cap of £4.40 will apply to customers using a contactless card or device.

Revised Adult Tickets

NIGHTticket replaced by NIGHTsingle no change £3.00
valid for one journey on NightBus (in city zone)
DAY&NIGHTticket rebranded as LATEticket +50p £4.00
valid after 18:00 hours for unlimited travel on day services* & NightBus until 04:30 hours the following day

Other Revisions

Up to 3 accompanied children under 5 can now travel free with any fare paying passenger
Eligible YoungScot Card holders fare +10p £1.20
CitySmart   £2.00
Initial card fee introduced

Revised Ridacard Prices

Adult Child Student
1 week +£1.00 £20.00 +£1.00 £10.00 +£1.00 £17.00
4 week +£3.00 £60.00 +£1.00 £30.00 +£3.00 £51.00
-£65.00 £600.00 -£24.00 £300.00 -£50.00 £510.00
Direct Debit +£3.00 p/m
£56.00 p/m +£1.00 p/m £26.00 p/m +£3.00 p/m
£45.00 p/m