Tickets

How to pay for tickets?

 Travel as much as you want on our buses with the same card or device and we’ll work out the cheapest daily adult fare for you. Where you see the  symbol below, this means that fares for applicable adult journeys will be automatically capped at the price stated.

 All of our fares can be paid with contactless, including child and family tickets. You can also pay for groups – just tell the driver which tickets you need before presenting your card or device when prompted.

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

 Please be aware that the exact fare is needed when paying with cash on our buses because our drivers cannot give change.

SINGLEticket

Valid for one journey on a day service in the city zone.

Adult £1.80
Child 5-15 years old £0.90
Young Person Concession
with eligible Young Scot card
£1.20

Up to 3 children under 5 years old travel free with a fare-paying passenger.

DAYticket

Unlimited journeys on day services in the city zone.

Adult  £4.40 £4.50
Child 5-15 years old £2.20
Family up to 2 adults and 3 children £9.50

Also valid on Edinburgh Trams in the city zone. Tram journeys are not part of TapTapCap.

Eligible Scottish National Entitlement Card holders travel free on day services.

NIGHTsingle

Valid for one journey on a NightBus service in the city zone.

Adult £3.00
LATEticket

Unlimited journeys on day and NightBus services after 6pm in the city zone.

Adult  £4.00
Network DAYticket
Unlimited journeys on day and NightBus services across our entire network. Valid on:
  • Lothian Buses
  • Airlink and Skylink in all zones
  • EastCoastbuses in all zones
  • Lothiancountry in all zones
  • The following morning’s NightBus services
  • Edinburgh Trams in all zones
Adult  £10.00
Child 5-15 years old £5.00

Also valid on Edinburgh Trams in the city zone. Tram journeys are not part of TapTapCap.

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 on our services across Edinburgh, including Queensferry and Edinburgh Airport. NightBus travel is also included with Ridacard and there are great deals for students too. Visit our Ridacard page for prices and full details.

  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

*Discounted rate for eligible students with a valid matriculation card.

Pre Purchased Tickets

Citysmart
Preloaded card with adult single journeys for bus or tram in the city zone.
20 journeys £38.00*
40 journeys £74.00*

Can also be purchased in a TravelHub.

*includes £2 new card fee

Child CITYSINGLEticket
Pre-printed paper tickets for child single journeys in the city zone.
20 journeys £18.00
Can also be purchased in a TravelHub.

m-tickets

Download the Transport for Edinburgh app and you can buy m-tickets using your credit or debit card – a minimum purchase of £4.00 applies. M-tickets offers 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. M-tickets can only be used by one passenger per device (except Family DAYtickets) but you can share your m-tickets with family and friends using our ticket sharing feature.
Best Value 5x DAYticket m-ticket Bundle
Purchase a pack of 5 DAYtickets in the m-ticket app for just £20 – you save over 10%
Single Ticket
Valid for one journey to or from Edinburgh Airport on any airport bus service.
Adult £4.50
Child 5-15 years old £2.00
Young Person Concession
with eligible Young Scot card
£3.00

Up to 3 children under 5 years old travel free with a fare-paying passenger.

Open Return
Valid for one return journey to or from Edinburgh Airport on any airport bus service.
Adult £7.50
Child 5-15 years old £3.00

Eligible Scottish National Entitlement Card holders travel free on day services. Scottish National Entitlement and Young Scot cards are not valid on Airlink night-time journeys.

Intermediate Ticket
Valid between Maybury or Gyle Centre and Edinburgh Airport. Also available on Airlink 100 between City Centre and Maybury.
Adult £2.50
Child 5-15 years old £1.50
Young Person Concession
with eligible Young Scot card
£1.65
Network DAYticket
Unlimited journeys on day and NightBus services across our entire network. Valid on:
  • Lothian Buses
  • Airlink and Skylink in all zones
  • EastCoastbuses in all zones
  • Lothiancountry in all zones
  • The following morning’s NightBus services
  • Edinburgh Trams in all zones
Adult  £10.00
Child 5-15 years old £5.00

Also valid on Edinburgh Trams in the city zone. Tram journeys are not part of TapTapCap.

Night Single
Valid for one single trip on Airlink 100 night-time journeys between City Centre and Maybury only. Journeys to or from Edinburgh Airport are charged at the standard airport fares.
Adult £3.00

 DAYtickets, LATEtickets, Child CITYSINGLEtickets and Citysmart cards are not valid for any journey on Airlink 100.

 On Skylink services, standard Lothian fares and tickets are valid outside the Airport Fare Zone.

Ridacard – airport journeys included

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 on our services across Edinburgh, including Edinburgh Airport. Visit our Ridacard page for prices and full details.

Multi-zone fare finder

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Choose your starting point and destination from the menus above to find your fare.

Single Tickets
Valid for one journey on any daytime EastCoastbuses service. When boarding, please state your destination to the driver.
  Adult Child
5-15 years old
Young Person
Concession
with eligible Young Scot card
travel in 1 zone
(or 2 zones if it includes city zone a)
£1.80 £0.90 £1.20
travel in 2 or 3 zones £2.80 £1.40 £1.85
travel in 4 zones £3.80 £1.90 £2.50
travel in 5 zones £4.80 £2.40 £3.20
travel in 6 zones £5.80 £2.90 £3.85

Up to 3 children under 5 years old travel free with a fare-paying passenger.

Eligible Scottish National Entitlement Card holders travel free on day services.

Day Tickets
  Adult Child
5-15 years old
Family
up to 2 adults and 3 children
DAYticket
Unlimited journeys on daytime services in city zone a and county zone b.
£4.50

 £4.40
£2.20   £9.50  
County Day Ticket
Unlimited journeys on daytime services in county zones b-f only.
 £5.50   £2.70   £12.50  
CountyPLUS Day Ticket
Unlimited journeys on daytime services in all zones, also valid on Lothian services in the city zone.
 £8.00   £3.70   £18.00  
Network DAYticket
Unlimited journeys on day and NightBus services across our entire network. Valid on:
  • Lothian Buses
  • Airlink and Skylink in all zones
  • EastCoastbuses in all zones
  • Lothiancountry in all zones
  • The following morning’s NightBus services
  • Edinburgh Trams in all zones
Adult  £10.00
Child 5-15 years old £5.00

Also valid on Edinburgh Trams in the city zone. Tram journeys are not part of TapTapCap.

NIGHTsingle
Valid for one journey on a night service in city zone a and county zone b.
Adult £3.00
LATEticket 
Unlimited journeys on day and night services after 6pm in city zone a and county zone b.
Adult  £4.00
NightHawk county
Unlimited journeys on NightHawk services in county zones b-f.
Adult £5.00
NightHawk countyPLUS
Unlimited journeys on NightHawk services in all zones.
Adult £8.00

m-ticket bundles

East Lothian only

Adult 28 County Day Tickets
£ 105 pack of 28 Adult County Day Tickets
  • 30% off individual ticket price
  • Flexible - can be used on any non-consecutive days within 180 days
  • Ideal for commuters in East Lothian
  • Valid on EastCoastBuses services in zones b-f only
Best Value

Edinburgh and East Lothian

Adult 28 CountyPLUS Day Tickets
£ 165 pack of 28 Adult CountyPLUS Day Tickets
  • 25% off individual ticket price
  • Flexible - can be used on any non-consecutive days within 180 days
  • Ideal for commuters in East Lothian
  • Valid on EastCoastBuses services in zones a-f

Ridacard

If you use EastCoastbuses services mainly in city zone a and county zone b, our season ticket option might be the best choice for you. Ridacard is our best value travel option and you can enjoy unlimited travel on our services across Edinburgh, and parts of East Lothian. Visit our Ridacard page for prices and full details.

If you’re looking for tickets that can be used across multiple operators, click here to find out more about integrated ticketing from One-Ticket.

Multi-zone fare finder

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Choose your starting point and destination from the menus above to find your fare.

Single Tickets
Valid for one journey on any daytime Lothiancountry service. When boarding, please state your destination to the driver.
  Adult Child
5-15 years old
Young Person
Concession
with eligible Young Scot card
travel in 1 zone £1.80 £0.90 £1.20
travel in 2 zones £2.80 £1.40 £1.85
travel in 3 zones £3.80 £1.90 £2.50
travel in 4 zones £4.80 £2.40 £3.20
travel in 5 zones £5.80 £2.90 £3.85

Up to 3 children under 5 years old travel free with a fare-paying passenger.

Eligible Scottish National Entitlement Card holders travel free on day services.

Day Tickets
  Adult Child
5-15 years old
Family
up to 2 adults and 3 children
DAYticket
Unlimited journeys on daytime services in city zone a and county zone b.
£4.50

 £4.40
£2.20   £9.50  
cityWEST DAYticket
Unlimited journeys on daytime services in city and cityWEST zones.
 £5.50   £2.70   £12.50  
countryWEST DAYticket
Unlimited journeys on daytime services in countryWEST zones a-c.
 £5.50   £2.70   £12.50  
lothianWEST DAYticket
Unlimited daytime journeys in all zones, also valid on Lothian services in the city zone.
 £8.00   £3.70   £18.00  
Network DAYticket
Unlimited journeys on day and NightBus services across our entire network. Valid on:
  • Lothian Buses
  • Airlink and Skylink in all zones
  • EastCoastbuses in all zones
  • Lothiancountry in all zones
  • The following morning’s NightBus services
  • Edinburgh Trams in all zones
Adult  £10.00
Child 5-15 years old £5.00

Also valid on Edinburgh Trams in the city zone. Tram journeys are not part of TapTapCap.

NIGHTsingle
Valid for one journey on a night service in city zone a and county zone b.
Adult £3.00
LATEticket 
Unlimited journeys on day and night services after 6pm in city zone a and county zone b.
Adult  £4.00
NightBus Tickets
Unlimited journeys on N28 and N43 in the relevant zones.
NIGHTcityWEST city and cityWEST zones £5.00
NIGHTlothianWEST all zones £6.00
NIGHTcountryWEST countryWEST zones a-c £3.00

m-ticket bundles – best value

countryWEST Day Ticket
  x20 Bundle x5 Bundle
m-ticket bundle price £55 £19.50
lothianWEST Day Ticket
  x20 Bundle x5 Bundle
m-ticket bundle price £100 £26.50

Ridacard

If you use EastCoastbuses services mainly in city zone a and county zone b, our season ticket option might be the best choice for you. Ridacard is our best value travel option and you can enjoy unlimited travel on our services across Edinburgh, and parts of East Lothian. Visit our Ridacard page for prices and full details.

If you’re looking for tickets that can be used across multiple operators, click here to find out more about integrated ticketing from One-Ticket.