Edinburgh’s Cheapest Bus & Tram Pass • Edinburgh PlusBus
Edinburgh has a wide network of buses and a tram line which makes getting around Edinburgh from the city centre quite straightforward, but tickets can get pricey especially when you need to make transfers or mix operators. If you have a train ticket for the day to or from Edinburgh, the Edinburgh PlusBus ticket gives you unlimited bus and tram travel on most buses and trams around most of the urban area of Edinburgh city.
Edinburgh PlusBus Fares
- Adult: £3.80
- Child: £1.90
- Railcard holder: £2.50
The Edinburgh PlusBus works best for Railcard holders with a discounted fare of only £2.50 for a whole day of bus and tram rides in Edinburgh, as compared with a single ticket on Lothian Buses or Edinburgh Trams which is already £1.80. An extra 70p would get you a whole day of bus and tram rides in Edinburgh.
How to buy Edinburgh PlusBus
To buy an Edinburgh PlusBus, you must first have a valid train ticket to or from Edinburgh Waverley or Edinburgh Haymarket on the day of usage. (Ie. If your train ticket is for 21 November 2022, you can only buy a PlusBus on 21 November 2022)
Online: Avanti West Coast or CrossCountry Trains or LNER or ScotRail or any rail ticket retailing website.
In person: At most ticket offices in the UK by presenting a valid paper ticket.
Edinburgh PlusBus Valid Travel Area
- Lothian Buses
- Edinburgh Coach Lines
- Edinburgh Trams
- Between any stop in the city and up to Ingliston Park & Ride only
Edinburgh PlusBus Excluded Area (Not Valid for Travel)
- Edinburgh Trams between Ingliston Park & Ride and Edinburgh Airport
- Airlink 100
- Skylink 200 & 300 between Ingliston Park & Ride and Edinburgh Airport
- Special services
- NightBus Services
- Lothian Country
- East Coast Buses
- Edinburgh Bus Tours