Simple, convenient, transferable.

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

Available to buy online or from any of our Travelshops, the citysmart card gives you the freedom to top-up as you go. You can top-up on any of our buses or visit one of our Travelshops to top-up by 10, 20 or 50 journeys at one time.


Just hold your citysmart card against the ticket machine on bus or smartcard validator at a tram stop, and a journey will be deducted from your balance.


No need to search for change or queue at a ticket vending machine – just keep the citysmart card on you for quick access to adult single journey tickets.


Share a citysmart card with whoever you want - friends, family or colleagues.

citysmart journeys are valid on all bus services except Airlink, NightBus, service 98 and Lothian Country Buses Zone C. citysmart is valid on Edinburgh Trams on all tram stops except to/from Edinburgh Airport.

How to travel with citysmart

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.

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.

Topping up your citysmart card

Your citysmart card can be loaded with up to 50 adult single journeys, and can be topped up at a Travelshop or on bus:

Travelshop and Park & Ride: Pop into one of our Travelshops or Park & Ride kiosks where we will be happy to add 5, 10, 20 or 50 journeys to your card.

On Bus: Top-ups of 5 journeys are available - ask the driver to add them to your citysmart card, and place your money in the fares box.

Where you can travel with citysmart

Bus: citysmart journeys can be used on all Lothian Buses day services, except Airlink and outside zones A & B on Lothian Country Buses.

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.