Covid-19 Travel Advice

On 9 August, Scotland moved beyond Level 0, which means that physical distancing measures were removed.

As we continue to welcome more customers back to using our services, there is still travel advice in place to ensure that everyone feels safe on the tram.

Trams are running from every 7 minutes between the Airport and City centre throughout the daytime and every 10 minutes in the early morning and late evening.

If you prefer to travel during more quiet periods, the handy graph below shows how busy we expect trams to be throughout the day. Our graph is updated on a weekly basis based on customer travel patterns from the previous week. 

Customer usage graph week ending 15th September
Here's some key messages on how we're helping you to stay safe:
Face coverings to be worn on board unless exempt

Wear a face covering (unless exempt), cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing and maintain good hand hygiene.

Tickets checked without contact

Use smart ticketing or contactless payment and clearly present your mticket, smartcard or ticket to the Ticket Inspector which will be checked without contact.

Tram too busy? Wait for the next one.

If the tram feels too busy, do not board or disembark and wait for the next one.

Windows are left open for ventilation

To promote good ventilation, all doors open automatically at every stop and all windows are kept open.


Our trams, tram stops and equipment are subject to an enhanced cleaning regime.


Be kind to our colleagues and other customers.

We have followed all of the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland and governing bodies guidance to ensure that our business is a safe environment for our customers and colleagues. This includes completing a comprehensive risk assessment and identifying and implementing various control measures. The risk assessment is continually reviewed to ensure that it follows the latest safety guidance and advice. Click the 'download' button to view our risk assessment.


Good to Go Scotland logo

We’ve also attained the Good To Go Industry Standard by VisitScotland, recognising that Edinburgh Trams has followed government Covid-19 guidelines ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and customer safety.