Princes Street tram stop with ticket machines

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:51

From Sunday 2 February we will be increasing fare prices.

Details of changes can be found below.

Tram Only

Ticket Type

Current Fare

Revised Fare

Increase

Adult Single (city zone)

£1.70

£1.80

10p

Adult Return (city zone)

£3.20

£3.40

20p

Child Single (city zone)

£0.80

£0.90

10p

Child Return (city zone)

£1.60

£1.80

20p

Adult Airport Single

(airport & city zone)

£6.00

£6.50

50p

Adult Airport Open Return (airport & city zone)

£8.50

£9.00

50p

Child Airport Single

(airport & city zone)

£3.00

£3.30

30p

Child Airport Open Return (airport & city zone)

£4.50

£4.80

30p

 

Tram and Bus

Ticket Type

Current Fare

Revised Fare

Increase

Adult DAYticket

£4.00

£4.50

50p

Child DAYticket

£2.00

£2.20

20p

Adult LATEticket

(formerly DAY&NIGHTticket)

£3.50

£4.00

50p

Adult Network DAYticket

£9.00

£10.00

£1

Child Network DAYticket

£4.50

£5.00

50p

Family DAYticket

£8.50

£9.50

£1

 

Ridacard

 

Adult

Child

Student

1 week

£19

£20

+£1

£9

£10

+£1

£16

£17

+£1

4 week

£57

£60

+£3

£29

£30

+£1

£48

£51

+£3

Annual

£665

£600

-£65

£324

£300

-£24

£560

£510

-£50

Annual

(Direct Debit)

£53 p/m

£56 p/m

+£3 p/m

£25 p/m

£26 p/m

+£1

£42 p/m

£45 p/m

+£3

 

Other Revisions

Up to three accompanied children under five can now travel free with any fare paying customer. 


We’ve seen a significant increase in those pre-purchasing their tickets online through our website. For those who plan their journey in advance and buy online through our website airport ticket prices will remain unchanged.

In nearly six years of operation Edinburgh Trams has gone from strength to strength with strong commercial success and a growing number of loyal customers.

Lea Harrison, Managing Director, Edinburgh Trams said:

“This is the first fares increase since early 2018.  Over the years we have made significant improvements within the current line, more trams to meet with demand and running earlier and later.  Increasing fares is never a popular choice, but it has been a necessary decision for Edinburgh Trams to make.  These fare changes will help us to remain competitively priced, whilst allowing us to make more changes for the benefit of the customer.”

George Lowder, Chief Executive, Transport for Edinburgh and Chair of UK Tram said:

“With public transport usage in the UK in decline both Edinburgh Trams and Lothian have worked tirelessly to buck this trend to ensure Edinburgh has an integrated transport system, worthy of the Capital City, and the surrounding areas that support and feed its success.”

Councilor Karen Doran, Transport and Environment Vice Convener Councillor said:

“As a council owned organisation we’ve worked closely with Edinburgh Trams to ensure that these fares increases deliver value for money. We want to make sure that this continues to be a successful service while remaining accessible to all.”