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.

City Smart Card

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

More information about the TravelHubs can be found here