Tickets

Choose from our flexible range of fares to find the ideal ticket or card to fit your travel needs.

Buy your ticket before you board
Every tram stop has ticket vending machines where you can buy Single Tickets and DAYtickets. Return Tickets are also available for journeys to or from Edinburgh Airport only. Our ticket vending machines accept most debit and credit cards (£3 minimum spend) as well as 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. No change is given. Single tickets are valid for boarding within 30 minutes of purchase.

Keep your ticket for your entire journey
Your ticket is proof that you've paid your fare. You may need to show it at any time, so keep yours with you for your entire journey.

Ticket Services Assistants
Every tram service will have an on-board Ticket Services Assistant who will check that all tickets are valid and smartcards have been validated.

Ridacards and eligible Scottish National Entitlement Cards must be validated before boarding. Simply touch your card to the card reader on one of the smartcard validator machines on the tram stop platform. A message will appear on screen to confirm that your smartcard has been accepted for travel.

Cash Fares

Your ticket is proof that you’ve paid your fare. You may need to show it at any time, so keep yours with you for your entire journey. Our ticket vending machines accept most debit and credit cards as well as  5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. No change is given.

Single Tickets

Adult:

£1.50 for City Zone travel (all stops excluding Edinburgh Airport)

£5.00 for Airport Zone travel (all stops) 

Child aged 5-15:

£0.70 for City Zone travel (all stops excluding Edinburgh Airport)

£2.50 for Airport Zone travel (all stops) 

Best for infrequent users.

You can purchase Single Tickets only from the ticket vending machines available at all tram stops.

Return Ticket

Adult:

Travel in the Airport Zone (between Edinburgh Airport and all stops to York Place) £8.00.

Child aged 5-15:

Travel in the Airport Zone (between Edinburgh Airport and all stops to York Place) £4.00

You can purchase Return Tickets from the ticket vending machines available at all tram stops.

DAYticket - City Zone

Adult: £4.00

Child aged 5-15: £2.00

Unlimited travel on Edinburgh Trams (all stops excluding Edinburgh Airport) and Lothian Buses day services for one day.

DAYticket - Airport Zone

Adult: £9.00

Child aged 5-15: £4.50

Unlimited travel on Edinburgh Trams (all stops) and Lothian Buses day services for one day.

Perfect if you plan to make more than two journeys by tram and/or bus in a day.

DAYtickets are available from:

  • Tram ticket vending machines
  • The driver on any Lothian Buses day service
  • Our m-ticket app
  • Transport for Edinburgh Travelshops (City Zone only)
  • Our online shop (City Zone only)

Family DAYticket

£8.50

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

Family DAYticket allows up to 2 adults and up to 3 children unlimited travel together on Edinburgh Trams (City Zone only) and on Lothian Buses day services, all day, for only £8.50.

You can buy a Family DAYticket from:

On-board fare

Any passenger on a tram who cannot show either a valid ticket or a validated smartcard will be charged the on-board fare by the Ticket Services Assistant. The on-board fare is £10.00. 

Ridacard

Our best option for regular tram and bus users – the more you travel, the more you save!

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Frequently asked questions

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