Popular Tram Fares Frozen

Posted on Tuesday, 16th January 2018 at 16:58

A review of fares by Edinburgh Trams, effective from February 25, will see some ticket prices change for the first time in two years. 

The price of City Zone day return tickets are frozen at £3.20 and Airport open return tickets, where the return trip can be used at any time, are also held at £8.50. Pre-purchase Airport return tickets bought in advance via the edinburghticket.com website are also frozen at £8.50.  

However single tickets in the City Zone are set to rise by 10p to £1.70 and an adult single Airport ticket will cost £6, an increase of 50p, when purchased from a tram stop ticket machine or using mobile ticketing.

Lea Harrison, Edinburgh Trams Managing Director, commented:

“This is the first review of fares in two years and changes are required due to increases in our operating costs. This will also allow us to continue investment in service improvements such as increased frequencies and contactless payment systems.

“We’re delighted to be able to freeze the price of return and child fares, as well as our popular day tickets that have been held at £4 and £9, demonstrating the fact that the tram continues to offer fantastic value for money.”

From the end of February there will also be changes to Ridacard products that are accepted for travel on the tram. Click here for more information including service changes at Lothian.