With our season ticket Ridacard, the more you travel, the more you save. It’s our best value travel option and you can enjoy unlimited travel 24/7 across the city with Edinbugh Trams and Lothian Buses.

What's included with Ridacard?

Buying a Ridacard is much cheaper than paying for tickets every day. Ridacard offers you unlimited travel across our network on:

  • Edinburgh Trams (all zones)
  • Lothian city buses
  • NightBus services
  • Airport buses
  • Lothian Country
  • East Coast Buses (city zones a & b)

How do I use my Ridacard on the Tram?

Follow these simple steps to use your Ridacard on our trams

Validate your Ridacard on the platform validator before boarding.

If a red cross appears you must purchase a ticket from the ticket vending machine or you will be liable for the £10 On-board Fare.

A green tick signals successful validation. You must board within 30 minutes of validation.

How much does a Ridacard cost?

The more you travel, the more you save. That in itself is worth the price of the card, but it’s the convenience of travelling across Edinburgh and the Lothians whenever you want without the hassle of searching for the exact fare which seals the deal for our Ridacard customers.

For a travel deal this good, check the table below for full details of prices for adults, students and children, and any travel restrictions that apply.

  Adult Student Junior (5-15 years)
One week £19 £16 £9
Four weeks £57 £48 £29
Annual £665 £560 £324
Direct Debit Monthly £53 £42 £25


How do I buy a Ridacard?

You can buy a Ridacard at any of our Travelshops and there are numerous ways to pay.

Our Best Value option is available for a one-off fee followed by a monthly Direct Debit. You also have the option of paying weekly, four-weekly or annually and top-ups can be bought from our Travelshops and at PayPoint retailers across the city. Student and child discounts are available too.

It’s a good idea to check our terms and conditions of purchase.

To download a Ridacard application form, click here.

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