Two large sporting events to take place in EdinburghRugby and football events on Saturday 30 December

Customers are being advised to plan ahead if travelling in the city on Saturday 30 December due to two coinciding sporting events.

The 1872 Cup takes place at Scottish Gas Murrayfield on Saturday 30 December (kick-off 1500 hrs), with Hearts FC facing Ross County FC at Tynecastle Park (kick-off also 1500 hrs).

A crowd of around 37,000 is expected to descend on the city for the decisive 1872 Cup match between Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors, and coupled with the match at Tynecastle which starts at the same time, the city is expected to be very busy. 

If travelling by car from outwith the city, please consider using Park & Ride facilities. 


With contactless payments accepted on all our services, it’s never been easier to plan a journey to BT Murrayfield Stadium, and with our daily/weekly capping model, so you’ll never pay more than you need to for your travel! 

If you’re travelling with others, you can also use contactless to purchase paper tickets. Read our contactless and TapTapCap FAQs. 


M-tickets offer you the flexibility of pre-purchasing any combination of ticket types and quantities for use on all our buses and Edinburgh Trams and loading them on your phone before you travel. Just activate your ticket as you board the bus and show your phone screen to the driver.

Our adult and family tickets can be bought in advance on our m-tickets app. Some discounted ticket bundles are also available.

Find out more about Mobile Ticketing. 

Download the app today from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store


Cash fares are accepted on all our services. Please be aware that the exact fare is needed when paying with cash on our buses because our drivers cannot give change.


Under 22s and over 60s can travel for free provided they hold a valid Young Scot NEC/Scottish NEC.

Download our mobile app to help plan your travel to the game (or back into town for post-match celebrations, fingers crossed!). View service alerts, track buses and more, all from your smartphone.

SG Murrayfield

For security reasons supporters are urged where possible not to bring bags to Scottish Gas Murrayfield. Bags larger than A4 size (21cm x 30cm) will not be permitted unless required for medical or childcare reasons. Bags A4 size or smaller will be searched prior to entry into the stadium. Please note: there will be no bag drop facility at the stadium.

Locations around the city can be found here:

For more information about match day, visit the Scottish Rugby website.

Tynecastle Park

Matchday information is available on the Hearts FC website.