Ticket options

Please be sure to buy your ticket before boarding the tram. All single and return tickets, m-tickets and smartcard journeys must be used to board within 30 minutes of purchase, activation or validation.

Choose from our flexible range of fares to find the ideal ticket or card to fit your travel needs.

Our Zones 

Our city zone tickets cover journeys between Ingliston Park & Ride and York Place. Only our airport zone or network zone tickets allow travel to/from Edinburgh Airport. 

Cash Fares

Our ticket vending machines accept most debit and credit cards (£3 minumum spend) as well as 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. No change is given.

Single tickets are available from:

Airport return tickets are open ended with the return leg being used on any services on any day.

Airport return tickets are valid on Airlink and the night bus N22 outside of tram operating hours.

City return tickets are valid on the date of purchase only.

Return tickets are available from:

DAYtickets allow unlimited travel in the city fare zone (excl. Edinburgh Airport) on Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses. Tickets purchased after 6pm (DAY&NIGHTtickets) are also valid on NightBus and NightHawk.

DAYtickets are not valid in the network fare zone. This includes Edinburgh Airport on Edinburgh Trams, Airlink 100, Skylink 200, 300 & 400; Lothian Country cityWEST & countryWEST zones; East Coast Buses zones C-F; Edinburgh Bus Tours and Lothian 97 or 98 special services. 

DAYtickets and Network DAYtickets are available from:

  • Tram ticket vending machines
  • The Driver on any Lothian Buses day service
  • Our m-ticket app
  • Transport for Edinburgh Travelshops (City Zone only)
  • Our online shop (City Zone only)

Network DAYtickets allow unlimited travel in all zones (incl. Edinburgh Airport) on Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses (incl. NightBus and NightHawk).

Network DAYtickets are not valid on Edinburgh Bus Tours and Lothian Buses 97 or 98 special services.

DAY&NIGHTtickets are available from:

  • Tram ticket vending machines
  • The driver on any Lothian Buses day service
  • Our m-ticket app

DAY&NIGHTtickets allow unlimited travel in the city fare zone (excl. Edinburgh Airport) on Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses including NightBus and NightHawk.

DAY&NIGHTtickets are not valid in the network fare zone. This includes Edinburgh Airport on Edinburgh Trams, Airlink 100, Skylink 200, 300 & 400; Lothian Country cityWEST & countryWEST zones; East Coast Buses zones C-F; Edinburgh Bus Tours and Lothian 97 or 98 special services. 

You can buy a Family DAYticket from:

Family DAYtickets allow unlimited travel in the city fare zone (excl. Edinburgh Airport) on Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses.

Family DAYtickets are not valid in the network fare zone. This includes Edinburgh Airport on Edinburgh Trams, Airlink 100, Skylink 200, 300 & 400; Lothian Country cityWEST & countryWEST zones; East Coast Buses zones C-F; Edinburgh Bus Tours and Lothian 97 or 98 special services. 

Buy your ticket before you board
Every tram stop has ticket vending machines where you can buy Single, Return and DAYtickets. Our ticket vending machines accept most debit and credit cards (£3 minimum spend) as well as 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. No change is given.

Validate cards before boarding
Ridacards, Citysmart cards and eligible Scottish National Entitlement Cards must be validated before boarding. Simply touch your card to the card reader on one of the smartcard validator machines on the tram stop platform.

Ticketing Services Assistants
Every tram service will have an on-board Ticketing Services Assistant who will check that all tickets are valid and smartcards have been validated.

Your ticket is proof that you've paid your fare. You may need to show it at any time, so keep yours with you for your entire journey.

On-board fare

You can purchase an on-board fare from the Ticketing Services Assistant for £10. Any passenger who cannot present a valid ticket, validated smartcard or activated mticket will be asked to pay the on-board fare.

Frequently asked questions

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