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The best ticket for regular tram and bus users, Ridacard gives you our best value for money travel whenever you need it – the more you travel, the more you save.
Ridacard holders can travel on both Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses at no extra cost, but make sure you validate your Ridacard before boarding any tram - If you don’t, you will have to pay the Standard fare.
To validate your Ridacard, simply touch it on one of the smartcard validator machines on the tram stop platform. A message will appear on screen to confirm that your Ridacard has been accepted for travel.
Follow these simple steps to use your Ridacard on our trams.
Validate your Ridacard on the platform validator before boarding.
If a red cross appears you must purchase a ticket from the ticket vending machine or you will be liable for the Â£10 Standard Fare.
A green tick signals successful validation.
A Ridacard offers passengers:
|Adult||Student**||Junior (5-15 years)|
|One week||Advance Purchase 1 week
|Four weeks||Advance Purchase 4 weeks
|Annual||Advance Purchase Annual
|Best value||Direct Debit. Initial, one-off payment of £65, followed by regular monthly payments of:|
|Direct Debit** Monthly
* Valid on all Lothian Buses except Service 98, Edinburgh Bus Tours and outwith Zones A & B of Lothian Country Buses services 104 & 113 (Lothian Country Buses Ridacards are also available)