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Adult Tickets Always buy tickets before you board

  • Valid for one journey in the city zone
  • Valid on the day of purchase/activation
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine, tickets from ticket machines must be used to board within 30 minutes of purchase
  • Available to purchase on the m-ticket app, m-tickets must be used to board within 30 minutes of activation
  • Valid for a return journey in the city zone
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine, tickets from ticket machines must be used to board within 30 minutes of purchase for outward journey
  • Tickets purchased from ticket machines are only valid on the day of purchase
  • Valid for unlimited travel on Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses within the city zone
  • Valid on the day of purchase/activation
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine
  • Available to purchase on the m-ticket app, m-tickets must activated before boarding
  • Available to purchase from Lothian Buses driver
  • Must be purchased before 6pm
  • Not valid on Lothian services Airlink 100, Skylink 200, 300, 400; Lothian Country cityWEST & countryWEST zones; East Coast buses zones C-F; Edinburgh Bus Tours and special 97 or 98 services
  • Valid for unlimited travel on Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses within the city zone including Lothian services NightBus and NightHawk
  • Valid on the day of purchase/activation
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine
  • Available to purchase on the m-ticket app, m-tickets must activated before boarding
  • Available to purchase from Lothian Buses driver
  • Must be purchased after 6pm
  • Not valid on Lothian services Airlink 100, Skylink 200, 300, 400; Lothian Country cityWEST & countryWEST zones; East Coast buses zones C-F; Edinburgh Bus Tours and special 97 or 98 services
  • Valid for one journey in all zones
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine, tickets from ticket machines must be used to board within 30 minutes of purchase
  • Available to purchase on the m-ticket app, m-tickets must be used to board within 30 minutes of activation
  • Tickets purchased from ticket machines and m-tickets are only valid on the day of purchase/activation
  • Available to purchase at edinburghticket.com and presented to on-board Ticketing staff on your mobile device or in printed format
  • Buy online

  • Valid for an open return journey in all zones, return journey is open ended an can be used at any time on any day
  • Valid on Lothian services Airlink and N22 outside of tram operating hours
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine, tickets from ticket machines must be used to board within 30 minutes of purchase for outward journey
  • Available to purchase on the m-ticket app, m-tickets must be used to board within 30 minutes of activation for outward journey
  • Tickets purchased from ticket machines and m-tickets are only valid on the day of purchase/activation for outward journey
  • Available to purchase at edinburghticket.com and presented to on-board Ticketing staff on your mobile device or in printed format
  • Buy online

  • Valid for unlimited travel on Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses in all zones including Lothian services NightBus and NightHawk
  • Valid on the day of purchase/activation
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine
  • Available to purchase on the m-ticket app, m-tickets must activated before boarding
  • Available to purchase from Lothian Buses driver
  • Valid for unlimited travel for three consecutive days in all zones
  • Available to purchase at edinburghticket.com and presented to on-board
  • Ticketing staff on your mobile device or in printed format
  • Buy online

  • Valid for unlimited travel for four consecutive days in all zones
  • Available to purchase at edinburghticket.com and presented to on-board Ticketing staff on your mobile device or in printed format
  • Buy online

  • Valid for unlimited travel for five consecutive days in all zones
  • Available to purchase at edinburghticket.com and presented to on-board ticketing staff on your mobile device or in printed format
  • Buy online

    Child Tickets Always buy tickets before you board

  • Valid for one journey in the city zone
  • Valid on the day of purchase
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine, tickets from ticket machines must be used to board within 30 minutes of purchase
  • Children aged between 5-15
  • Valid for a return journey in the city zone
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine, tickets from ticket machines must be used to board within 30 minutes of purchase for outward journey
  • Tickets purchased from ticket machines are only valid on the day of purchase
  • Children aged between 5-15
  • Valid for unlimited travel on Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses within the city zone
  • Valid on the day of purchase
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine
  • Available to purchase from Lothian Buses driver
  • Must be purchased before 6pm
  • Children aged between 5-15
  • Not valid on Lothian services Airlink 100, Skylink 200, 300, 400; Lothian Country cityWEST & countryWEST zones; East Coast buses zones C-F; Edinburgh Bus Tours and special 97 or 98 services
  • Valid for one journey in all zones
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine, tickets from ticket machines must be used to board within 30 minutes of purchase
  • Available to purchase at edinburghticket.com and presented to on-board Ticketing staff on your mobile device or in printed format
  • Tickets purchased from ticket machines are only valid on the day of purchase
  • Children aged between 5-15
  • Buy online

  • Valid for an open return journey in all zones, return journey is open ended an can be used at any time on any day
  • Valid on Lothian services Airlink and N22 outside of tram operating hours
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine, tickets from ticket machines must be used to board within 30 minutes of purchase for outward journey
  • Tickets purchased from ticket machines are only valid on the day of purchase for outward journey
  • Available to purchase at edinburghticket.com and presented to on-board Ticketing staff on your mobile device or in printed format
  • Children aged between 5-15
  • Buy online

  • Valid for unlimited travel on Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses in all zones including Lothian services NightBus and NightHawk
  • Valid on the day of purchase
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine
  • Available to purchase from Lothian Buses driver
  • Children ages 5-15
  • Valid for unlimited travel for 3 consecutive days in all zones
  • Available to purchase at edinburghticket.com and presented to on-board Ticketing staff on your mobile device or in printed format
  • Children aged between 5-15
  • Buy online

  • Valid for unlimited travel for four consecutive days in all zones
  • Available to purchase at edinburghticket.com and presented to on-board Ticketing staff on your mobile device or in printed format
  • Children aged between 5-15
  • Buy online

  • Valid for unlimited travel for five consecutive days in all zones
  • Available to purchase at edinburghticket.com and presented to on-board Ticketing staff on your mobile device or in printed format
  • Children aged between 5-15
  • Buy online

    Family Tickets Always buy tickets before you board

  • Valid for unlimited travel on Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses within the city zone
  • Valid for up to two adults and three children
  • Valid on the day of purchase/activation
  • Available to purchase from the tram stop ticket machine
  • Available to purchase on the m-ticket app, m-tickets must activated before boarding
  • Available to purchase from Lothian Buses driver
  • Children aged between 5-15
  • Not valid on Lothian services Airlink 100, Skylink 200, 300, 400; Lothian Country cityWEST & countryWEST zones; East Coast buses zones C-F; Edinburgh Bus Tours and special 97 or 98 services
  • Valid for an open return journey in all zones, return journey is open ended an can be used at any time on any day
  • Valid for up to two adults and three children
  • Available to purchase at edinburghticket.com and presented to on-board Ticketing staff on your mobile device or in printed format
  • Buy online

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Fares and Tickets

    DAYtickets, DAY&NIGHTtickets and Family DAYtickets can be used on Edinburgh Trams, between York Place and Ingliston Park & Ride only, as well as Lothian Buses day services. A Network DAYticket is valid for travel to or from Edinburgh Airport.

    We have a pre-purchase policy, so all tickets, smartcards and mtickets have to be purchased, validated or activated before you board the tram. We offer various ways to travel to suit all needs:

    • ticket machines on the platforms: pay by coins or card
    • mobile app: pre-purchase your tickets and activate before you board
    • website: pre-purchase airport zone tickets and display your ticket on your phone

    We also offer two types of passes both available through our TravelHubs 

    If you do not purchase, validate or activate before you board the tram, you will have to pay the £10 On-board fare to the Ticketing Services Assistant.

    If you need to jump on-and-off you might want to consider a DAYticket or one of our multi-day tram tickets.

    Journeys using single and return tickets cannot be broken. Once you step off the tram, your journey is considered completed and you will need to buy another ticket to continue.

    Yes, DAYtickets, DAY&NIGHT tickets and Family DAYtickets are valid on Edinburgh Trams in the city fare zone (between York Place and Ingliston Park & Ride). If you are travelling from/to Edinburgh Airport, you will need a Network DAYticket.

    If you have a Scottish National Entitlement Card (also known as a Saltire card) issued by the City of Edinburgh Council, you are entitled to free travel on the tram. The same applies to cards from any local authority indicating visual impairment. However cards issued by other local authorities are not valid on the tram.

    Child tickets are available for customers aged 5-15 inclusive. Up to two infants travel free of charge per fare paying customer.

    Some students are entitled to a discounted Ridacard (see here for conditions) but otherwise there are no students rates available.

    Keep an eye out for the validators on our platform, the machines with a big yellow circle. All that you have to do is hold your card up against that circle until a green tick appears on the screen above.

    If you are a group of 20 or more, a corporate group of 10 or more or a school group, we are likely to offer discount. Please contact our Customer Relations team.

    You can use any ticket machine, on any side of a platform, to get a ticket to your destination. However, if none of the ticket machines are working or you have any issues when purchasing your ticket, please get in touch through the green help point on the platform (it is staffed 24/7) and we will find a solution for you.

    While you can purchase tickets using contactless payments, we do not yet offer a capping system similar to Lothian Buses or Transport for London. If you think you will be using both tram and bus, we would recommend you purchase a paper DAYticket at the start of the day.