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.

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.

Standard fare

Any passenger on a tram who cannot show either a valid ticket or a validated smartcard will be charged our Standard fare by the Ticket Services Assistant. The Standard fare is £10.00. You can select from our great value range of pre-purchase tickets for a more cost-effective way to travel.

Alternatively, you can purchase a DAYticket from the driver of any Lothian Buses day service. DAYtickets are also available in our m-ticket app, from one of our Travelshops, or from our e-shop.

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

We offer a range of tickets from our ticket vending machines

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