Service change from Sunday 27 JuneMore services over weekends, improved reliability at peak times, and return of some express services

A service change will take effect across Lothian Buses, East Coast Buses, Lothian Country, Airport and Nightbus services from Sunday 27 June.

Teams across Lothian have been analysing travel patterns and monitoring customer demand in order to best meet the needs of those travelling with us while we continue to move through the Scottish Government’s route-map to recovery.

Key changes to the network will include:

  • Improved reliability at peak times across the network with more buses.
  • More buses on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Express services return, providing faster journeys for East Lothian and Midlothian commuters at key times.
  • RBS Gogarburn campus to be served at peak times by services X18 and X31.
  • Improved Nightbus network with new links introduced.

View our network map, along with a map for the city centre showing bus stops and stopping patterns. For full details of the service change including links to timetables, please see below.

Service 1
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 2
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand. This service also operates a direct link to the Edinburgh Park Vaccination Centre – view the route map and visit our Vaccination Centres page to plan journeys to/from your appointment.

Service 3
Revised timetable. Service 3 will now additionally serve Dalkeith Campus during Saturday daytime.

Service 4
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 5
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 7
Revised timetables. The Monday-Saturday evening frequency is increased to every 20 minutes until end of service.

Service 8
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 10
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 11
Revised timetables. The Sunday daytime frequency is increased to every 15 minutes. The Monday-Saturday evening frequency is increased to every 20 minutes until end of service.

Service 12
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand. This service also operates a direct link to the Edinburgh Park Vaccination Centre – view the route map and visit our Vaccination Centres page to plan journeys to/from your appointment.

Service 14
Revised timetables. The Monday-Saturday evening frequency is increased to every 20 minutes until end of service.

Service 15
Revised timetable. The morning and evening peak frequency on Mondays to Fridays is reduced for the summer.

Service 16
Revised timetable. The morning and evening peak frequency on Mondays to Fridays is increased to every 10 minutes. The Monday-Saturday evening frequency is increased to every 20 minutes until end of service.

Service 19
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 21
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand. This service also operates a direct link to the Edinburgh Park Vaccination Centre – view the route map and visit our Vaccination Centres page to plan journeys to/from your appointment.

Service 22
Revised timetables. The Sunday daytime frequency is increased to every 15 minutes. The Monday-Saturday evening frequency is increased to every 20 minutes until end of service. This service also operates a direct link to the Edinburgh Park Vaccination Centre – view the route map and visit our Vaccination Centres page to plan journeys to/from your appointment.

Service 23
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 24
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 25
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 26
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service X26
This commuter express service will be reintroduced on Mondays to Fridays at key times during morning and evening peaks.

Service 27
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 29
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service X29
This commuter express service will be reintroduced on Mondays to Fridays at key times during morning and evening peaks.

Service 30
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 31
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service X31
This commuter express service will be reintroduced on Mondays to Fridays at key times during morning and evening peaks. Route extended from the City Centre to RBS Gogarburn via Haymarket, Murrayfield and Corstorphine. Please see map of the revised route.

Service 33
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 34
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service X33
This commuter express service will be reintroduced on Mondays to Fridays at key times during morning and evening peaks.

Service 35
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 36
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand. This service also operates a direct link to the Edinburgh Park Vaccination Centre – view the route map and visit our Vaccination Centres page to plan journeys to/from your appointment.

Service 37
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service X37
This commuter express service will be reintroduced on Mondays to Fridays at key times during morning and evening peaks.

Service 38
Revised timetable. Additional journeys introduced on Monday to Friday peak periods to provide more capacity to and from the Royal Infirmary.

Service 41
Revised timetable. The Saturday daytime frequency is increased to every 20 minutes.

Service 42
Revised timetable. Journeys to and from North Leith are suspended during the school holidays.

Service 44
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service X44
This commuter express service will be reintroduced on Mondays to Fridays at key times during morning and evening peaks.

Service 45
Service suspended during the school holidays.

Service 47
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 48
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 49
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Airlink 100
From Thursday 1 July at the Airport there will be a new drop-off point at Stop F. Passenger uplift remains at Stop A.

Skylink 200*
This service will return to the forecourt from Thursday 1 July instead of the Coach Park, serving Stop B (see map for stop locations).

Skylink 300*
Revised route and timetable. The section between Surgeons’ Hall and Lothian Road will no longer be served. Buses will start and terminate at Bread Street. 

The Sunday service will be suspended on Sundays due to low passenger demand. 

This service will also return to the forecourt from Thursday 1 July instead of the Coach Park, serving Stop C (see map for stop locations).

Skylink 400*
Revised timetable to improve reliability. This service will return to the forecourt from Thursday 1 July instead of the Coach Park, serving Stop C (see map for stop locations).

Skylink 200, 300 and 400 all operate direct links to the Royal Highland Vaccination Centre. Skylink 300 and 400 also operate to the Edinburgh Park Vaccination Centre. Visit our Vaccination Centres page for planning journeys to/from your appointment.

Nightbus N3
Revised Saturday and Sunday morning timetable with an extra journey from Haymarket at 00:36 towards Gorebridge introduced to enhance the frequency on the service.

Nightbus N11
Revised route and timetable. The south end of the route will be extended from Hyvots Bank to Royal Infirmary. In the city centre the service will operate a one-way loop via Frederick Street, George Street, South St David Street to the Scott Monument on Princes Street.

NEW – Nightbus N14
This new service will operate every hour, seven nights a week. It will reintroduce the link between The Bridges and Leith (which was provided by Service N7 pre-pandemic). It will also enhance the frequency between North Bridge and Niddrie (together with Service N30, there will now be two buses per hour on this section).

Nightbus N14 will operate the same route as day service 14 between Muirhouse and Greendykes Road and then continue to the Royal Infirmary where it will terminate.

Nightbus N16
Revised timetable. The frequency between Silverknowes and the City Centre is reduced to hourly. However, the introduction of new Nightbus N14 will provide two buses per hour between Leith and Muirhouse, and the extension of service N22 will retain two buses per hour between Princes Street and Newhaven.

Nightbus N22
Revised route and timetable. The route will be extended from the city centre to Western Harbour via London Road, Easter Road, The Shore and Commercial Street. It will operate hourly, providing a 30-minute frequency between Princes Street and Leith combined with Service N16.

In Edinburgh Park the route will be amended with buses operating via South Gyle Broadway, Lochside Crescent, Lochside Court, Edinburgh Park Station (terminus), Lochside Court, Redheughs Avenue and South Gyle Crescent.

Nightbus N25
Revised Saturday and Sunday morning timetable with extra journeys from Heriot-Watt University to Haymarket at 00:11 and from Leith Street at 00:40 to Heriot-Watt University introduced to enhance the frequency on the service.

Nightbus N26
No change.

Nightbus N28
Minor timetable change to improve reliability.

Nightbus N30
No change.

Nightbus N31
No change.

Nightbus N37
Revised Saturday and Sunday timetable when the frequency will be increased to every 30 minutes throughout the night.

Nightbus N43
Service reintroduced between Edinburgh city centre and Queensferry, seven nights a week with one journey per night at 00:10 from Leith Street.

Nightbus N44
No change.

Nightbus N113
No change.

Nighthawk N124
Service reintroduced on Saturday and Sunday mornings with one journey operating between Edinburgh (Semple Street) and Longniddry.

Service X18
Revised route and timetable. The Sunday daytime frequency is increased to every 30 minutes.

On Mondays to Fridays during the morning peak period, outbound journeys from the city centre will divert via RBS Gogarburn. During the evening peak period, inbound journeys to the city will divert via RBS Gogarburn. Please see map of the revised route.

Service X27
Revised route and timetable. Service X27 will now serve the new community of Calderwood.

Service X28
Revised timetables to improve reliability especially during the morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 43
Revised timetables to improve reliability especially during the morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Services 275
Minor timetable changes.

Services 276
On Mondays to Fridays an earlier morning journey will operate from Broxburn to Livingston, and on Mondays to Saturdays, a later evening journey will be introduced from Loganlea to Broxburn.

Service 280
No change.

Service 281
No change.

Nightbus N28
Minor timetable change to improve reliability.

Nightbus N43
Service reintroduced between Edinburgh city centre and Queensferry, seven nights a week with one journey per night at 00:10

Service X7
Revised timetable with an extra peak journey from Dunbar on Monday to Friday mornings and from Edinburgh to Dunbar in the afternoons.

Service 104
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 106
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 113
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 124
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 125
Service suspended during school holidays.

Service 126
Service suspended during school holidays.

Service 127
Service suspended during school holidays.

Service 128
Service suspended during school holidays.

Service 139
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Service 140
Revised timetables. Improvements to timetables, especially during morning and afternoon peaks on Mondays to Fridays, reflecting increases to general traffic and levels of customer demand.

Nighthawk N124
Service reintroduced on Saturday and Sunday mornings with one journey operating between Edinburgh (Semple Street) and Longniddry.

 

If you are planning on making a journey on our services, we ask that you continue to help us keep our colleagues and customers safe by following the guidance set out below, bearing in mind that capacity on public transport remains limited at this time.

You should not travel if you or anyone in your household is experiencing coronavirus symptoms (new continuous dry cough, fever or the loss of or a change in your sense of smell or taste) or if you are self-isolating.


If you haven’t already done so, please consider downloading the Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. Completely free, the mobile phone app is designed to help us protect one another, reduce the spread of coronavirus and avoid further lockdowns.


The app will alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who tests positive for coronavirus. And if you test positive, it can help in determining contacts that you may have otherwise missed while keeping your information private and anonymous.


Using the Protect Scotland app, along with sticking to current public health measures, will help us to stay safe when we meet up, socialise, work or travel. Download today from the App Store or Google Play.

Consider how you plan to pay for your journey. All our buses accept contactless payments or you can buy tickets in advance using our m-ticket app. Please avoid paying by cash if you can however where this isn’t possible, cash can be paid directly into the hopper. Please note all our services are exact fare only – our drivers can’t give change.

Please wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitiser before and after every journey. If using disposable face coverings, please ensure you take this with you when leaving the bus and dispose of it responsibly in a bin.


You must wear a face covering for the duration of your journey unless you have an exemption. As of 21 June 2020, face coverings are mandatory when travelling on public transport. To help customers who are exempt, we have introduced our own exemption card. More information can be found here. We ask for people to be aware of exemptions and to treat each other with kindness and consideration. Further guidance on face coverings can be found on the Scottish Government website.


Please leave windows open to increase airflow. Some buses will also have air conditioning turned on to help air flow freely through the vehicle.


Please do not eat or drink on board our buses and be sure to take all your belongings and any rubbish off the bus with you when you leave.

Please give space to others waiting at bus stops, and allow those leaving/boarding buses ample space to do so safely.


Please sit apart from other customers. If travelling with other members of your household, please sit together to leave seats free for others. Make use of all space, including the upper deck where available.


When leaving the bus, please remain behind the line on the floor until the bus has stopped and the doors open. If there are customers in the wheelchair space or seats near the front of the bus, please maintain a physical distance at all times.

Please remember, not all conditions or disabilities are visible. Some customers – such as those with sight loss or learning disabilities – may need extra assistance or have difficulty following physical distancing measures as well as others. Please be patient and kind to all other customers as well as our drivers.

We’re all in this together.

For more information on Coronavirus, visit the NHS website.

For information on protection levels and restrictions, visit the Scottish Government website.