Tickets

With lots of ticket options, there’ll be one that’s right for you. We offer great choice and flexibility – let’s start with the types of ticket you can buy.

Single Tickets

If you’re making one journey, Single Tickets are for you!

Day Tickets

For great value and flexibility, check out our Day Tickets.

Season Tickets

Our season ticket, Ridacard, offers the best value travel.

Single tickets

Adult Single

£1.70

For a single, one-way journey on Lothian day services, this is the ticket for you.

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Lothian day services, East Coast Buses zones A & B, Lothian Country buses city zone and Skylink city zone.

Child Single

80p

For a single, one-way journey on Lothian day services, this is the ticket for you.

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Up to two children under five may travel free when accompanied by a fare-paying passenger who is responsible for them. Additional children under five will be charged the Child fare.

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Lothian day services, East Coast Buses zones A & B, Lothian Country buses city zone and Skylink city zone.

Lothian Country Adult Single

from £1.70

Lothian Country services connecting the communities of West Lothian.

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Fares on this network are based on the number of zones you want to travel. Young Scot National Entitlement Card: Eligible cardholders are entitled to 1/3 off the adult single fare.

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Lothian Country services

Ticket Type Price
travel in 1 zone £1.70
travel in 2 zones £2.70
travel in 3 zones £3.70
travel in 4 zones £4.70

Lothian Country Child Single

from £0.80

Lothian Country services connecting the communities of West Lothian.

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Fares on this network are based on the number of zones you want to travel. Children aged between 5-15 years travel at a discounted price. However, the driver may ask for proof of age. It’s one of those things we must do if a child looks older than 15 years.

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Lothian Country services

Ticket Type Price
travel in 1 zone £0.80
travel in 2 zones £1.30
travel in 3 zones £1.80
travel in 4 zones £2.30

EastCoastbuses Adult Single

from £1.70

Our popular bus network connecting Edinburgh with East Lothian

INFO

Fares on this network are based on the number of zones you want to travel. In addition to city Zone A, which includes Edinburgh, there are five county zones B - F in East Lothian. See table for prices. Young Scot National Entitlement Card: Eligible cardholders are entitled to 1/3 off adult single fare

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All zones above. See link to network route map.

Ticket Type Price
travel in 1 zone or 2 zones if it includes city zone a £1.70
travel in 2 or 3 zones £2.70
travel in 4 zones £3.70
travel in 5 zones £4.70
travel in 6 zones £5.70

EastCoastbuses Child Single

from 80p

Our popular bus network connecting Edinburgh with East Lothian

INFO

Fares on this network are based on the number of zones you want to travel. In addition to city Zone A, which includes Edinburgh, there are five county zones B - F in East Lothian. See table for prices. Children aged between 5-15 years travel at a discounted price. However, the driver may ask for proof of age. It’s one of those things we must do if a child looks older than 15 years.

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All zones above. See link to network route map.

Ticket Type Price
travel in 1 zone or 2 zones if it includes city zone a 80p
travel in 2 or 3 zones £1.30
travel in 4 zones £1.80
travel in 5 zones £2.30
travel in 6 zones £2.80

Young Person's Concession

£1.10

For a single, one-way journey, this is the ticket for you.

INFO

Eligible Young Scot Card holders are entitled to 1/3 off the Adult Single fare on Lothian day services. Just place your Young Scot Card on the ticket machine, and pay your discounted fare.

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Lothian day services, East Coast Buses zones A & B and Lothian Country buses city zone.

Day tickets

Adult DAYticket

£4.00

This ticket gives you unlimited travel for those special days out with family and friends

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If you’re making more than two journeys in a day, look no further than the adult DAYticket.

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Lothian day services, East Coast Buses zones A & B, Lothian Country buses city zone and trams (except the airport fare zone).

Child DAYticket

£2.00

This ticket gives you unlimited travel for those special days out with family and friends

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If you’re making more than two journeys in a day, look no further than the adult DAYticket.

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Lothian day services, East Coast Buses zones A & B, Lothian Country buses city zone and trams (except the airport fare zone).

EastCoastbuses County Adult Day

£5.00

Explore the towns and villages of East Lothian with our great value day ticket.

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M-tickets bundles are available for 28 tickets saving you 30% on individual ticket price. See table for prices and savings. This is perfect for commuters living and working in East Lothian.

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Unlimited travel in county zones B – F (see Network map for details).

EastCoastbuses County Child Day

£2.50

Explore the towns and villages of East Lothian with our great value day ticket.

INFO

M-tickets bundles are available for 28 tickets saving you 30% on individual ticket price. See table for prices and savings. This is perfect for commuters living and working in East Lothian.

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Unlimited travel in county zones B – F (see Network map for details).

EastCoastbuses Adult countyPLUS

£7.50

Enjoy unlimited travel in Edinburgh and make connecting journeys across the wider East Lothian network.

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M-tickets bundles are available for 28 tickets saving you 25% on individual ticket price. See table for prices and savings. This ticket is ideal for commuters in East Lothian.

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Unlimited travel in City zone A, County zones B – F (see Network map for details) and all Lothian day services (except airport fare zone).

EastCoastbuses Child countyPLUS

£3.50

Enjoy unlimited travel in Edinburgh and make connecting journeys across the wider East Lothian network.

INFO

M-tickets bundles are available for 28 tickets saving you 25% on individual ticket price. See table for prices and savings. This ticket is ideal for commuters in East Lothian.

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Unlimited travel in City zone A, County zones B – F (see Network map for details) and all Lothian day services (except airport fare zone).

Lothian Country Adult cityWEST

£5.00

Lothian Country services connecting the communities of West Lothian.

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This great value ticket is just perfect if you live in West Lothian.

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Unlimited travel on all Lothian and Lothian County buses and Edinburgh Trams (except airport fare zone)

Lothian Country Child cityWEST

£2.50

Lothian Country services connecting the communities of West Lothian.

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This great value ticket is just perfect if you live in West Lothian.

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Unlimited travel on all Lothian and Lothian County buses and Edinburgh Trams (except airport fare zone)

Lothian Country Adult countryWEST

£5.00

Lothian Country services connecting the communities of West Lothian.

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countryWEST areas only.

Lothian Country Child countryWEST

£2.50

Lothian Country services connecting the communities of West Lothian.

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countryWEST services only.

Lothian Country Adult lothianWEST

£7.50

Lothian Country services connecting the communities of West Lothian.

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countryWEST, cityWEST, city zone and on Lothian Buses.

Lothian Country Child lothianWEST

£3.50

Lothian Country services connecting the communities of West Lothian.

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countryWEST, cityWEST, city zone and on Lothian Buses.

Family DAYticket

£8.50

All-day travel for up to 2 adults and up to 3 children!

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The Family DAYticket allows up to 2 adults and up to 3 children unlimited travel together on Lothian Buses day services, all day.

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All Lothian day services, East Coast Buses in zones A & B, Lothian Country in the city zone, and on Edinburgh Trams in the city zone.

Night bus tickets

NIGHTticket

£3.00

The perfect ticket for that big night out. Adult ticket only.

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Night, midnight – 04:30

EastCoastbuses NightHawk

from £5.00

Services run between Edinburgh and East Lothian. You have the option of buying a County NightHawk ticket for journeys in East Lothian or CountyPLUS NightHawk which entitles you to travel across all zones between Edinburgh and East Lothian. Adult ticket only. Multiple NightHawk journeys are valid with the same ticket.

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Night, midnight – 04:30

Ticket Type Price
county for travel within East Lothian only £5.00
countyPLUS for travel in all zones £8.00

DAY&NIGHTticket

£3.50

Going out for dinner and a late, late show? If so, this is the ticket you should buy before you go.

INFO

Adult ticket only

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Day and night, unlimited service on Lothian day services, Lothian Country (City zone), East Coast Buses zones A & B and Nightbus services from 18:00 until 04:30 the next day.

Airport services

Season tickets & concession cards

Exact Fare

We are often asked why we request the exact fare and don’t give you change when you buy your tickets.

There’s a very good reason for this – our drivers do not have access to cash. The current arrangement is designed to speed up boarding and keep our buses on the move. Your cooperation in having the correct fare ready is appreciated.