Ridacard

With our season ticket Ridacard, the more you travel, the more you save. It’s our best value travel option and you can enjoy unlimited travel 24/7 across Edinburgh, to Queensferry and out to the airport.

Lost Ridacards
If you have lost your Ridacard, please email our Retail Team at contactless@lothianbuses.co.uk with your full name, date of birth, postal address and a contact telephone number. All personal data provided will treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy and will be used only to locate your card record and process your replacement.

Please note that we aim to issue you with a new card within 5 working days from receipt of your email and will be in touch directly to arrange a suitable collection date and time.

What’s included with Ridacard?

Buying a Ridacard is much cheaper than paying for bus tickets every day. Ridacard offers you unlimited travel across our network on:

How much does a Ridacard cost?

The more you travel, the more you save. That in itself is worth the price of the card, but it’s the convenience of travelling across Edinburgh and the Lothians whenever you want without the hassle of searching for the exact fare which seals the deal for our Ridacard customers.

For a travel deal this good, check the table below for full details of prices for adults, students and children, and any travel restrictions that apply.

  Adult Student** Junior
(5-15 years)
1-week Advance Purchase £20 £17 £10
4-week Advance Purchase £60 £51 £30
Annual Advance Purchase £600 £510 £300
Direct Debit Monthly £56 £45 £26

How do I buy a Ridacard?

In line with Scottish Government Guidance, our TravelHubs are closed. During this time we are unable to process new Ridacard applications.

If you have lost or damaged your Ridacard, please email contactless@lothianbuses.co.uk to arrange a replacement.

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