citysmart

A citysmart card is the convenient, top-up ticket for tram and Lothian bus single journeys.

Citysmart card

Available to buy online or from any of our TravelHubs, the citysmart card gives you the freedom to top-up as you go. You can top-up on any Lothian bus or visit one of our TravelHubs to top-up by 10, 20 or 50 journeys at one time. You can also share a citysmart card with whoever you want - friends, family or colleagues.


How to travel with citysmart

At a tram stop: Hold your citysmart card against one of the smartcard validator machines on the tram stop platform. A journey has been deducted when a green tick appears on the screen. You must board within 30 minutes of validation.

Citysmart on platform validator

On bus: Hold your citysmart card against the card reader on the ticket machine and ask the driver to deduct a journey - a ticket will be printed which you should keep.

Citysmart on bus


Where you can travel with citysmart

Tram: citysmart journeys can be used for travel on Edinburgh Trams to or from all stops except Edinburgh Airport. Only one customer can use a citysmart card at any one time on Edinburgh Trams.

Bus: citysmart journeys can be used on all Lothian Buses services except Airlink, NightBus, service 98 and outwith Zone A & B on Lothian Country Buses and East Coast Buses.


Topping up your citysmart card

TravelHubs and Park & Ride: Pop into Shandwick Place or Waverley or Park & Ride kiosks where we will be happy to add 5, 10, 20 or 50 journeys to your card.

Airport Information Lounge

Location

Edinburgh Airport Plaza 
Edinburgh Airport 
EDINBURGH 
EH12 9DP

Local & Bank Holidays

Christmas Day

Opening Times

  • Monday 0700 - 2000
  • Tuesday 0700 - 2000
  • Wednesday 0700 - 2000
  • Thursday 0700 - 2000
  • Friday 0700 - 2000
  • Saturday 0700 - 2000
  • Sunday 0700 - 2000

  • Travel information
  • Purchase tram tickets
  • iKnow ambassadors for Visit Scotland 
Ingliston Park & Ride

Location

Eastfield Road
Ingliston Park & Ride
EDINBURGH
EH28 8LS

Local & Bank Holidays

Closed on local and bank holidays.

Opening Times

  • Monday 0730 - 1730
  • Tuesday 0730 - 1730
  • Wednesday 0730 - 1730
  • Thursday 0730 - 1730
  • Friday 0730 - 1730
  • Saturday 0930 - 1730
  • Sunday 0930 - 1730

  • Travel information
  • Purchase tram and bus tickets
  • Public toilets
  • Ridacard top up
  • citysmart card top up
Shandwick Place TravelHub

Location

49 Shandwick Place
EDINBURGH
EH2 4SD

Local & Bank Holidays

Closed on local and bank holidays.

Opening Times

  • Monday 0800 - 1800
  • Tuesday 0800 - 1800
  • Wednesday 0800 - 1800
  • Thursday 0800 - 1800
  • Friday 0800 - 1800
  • Saturday 0900 - 1700
  • Sunday 1000 - 1600

  • Travel information
  • Purchase tram and bus tickets
  • Ridacard purchase top up
  • citysmart top up
  • Transport for Edinburgh gift shop
  • Cafe
Waverley Bridge TravelHub

Location

31 Waverley Bridge
EDINBURGH
EH1 1BQ

Local & Bank Holidays

Closed on local and bank holidays.

Opening Times

  • Monday 0800 - 1800
  • Tuesday 0800 - 1800
  • Wednesday 0800 - 1800
  • Thursday 0800 - 1800
  • Friday 0800 - 1800
  • Saturday 0800 - 1800
  • Sunday 0900 - 1700

  • Travel information
  • Purchase tram and bus tickets
  • Ridacard purchase top up
  • citysmart top up