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Transport for Edinburgh

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Introducing the Transport for Edinburgh app for Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams.

There’s no need to search for the exact fare again. Instead, you can buy and load your phone with Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams m-tickets. Your m-tickets can then be activated and used as you need them. The app also uses real-time information and can send push notifications so you’ll always know when your bus or tram is due.

• Your ticket straight to your mobile.
Buy tickets with the Transport for Edinburgh app and turn your phone into your bus and tram ticket. Purchase tickets at a time convenient for you, then just activate one and show your phone to the driver when you get on the bus or tram. Tickets are easy to buy and can be used straight away or saved for future trips.

• Never miss the bus or tram again.
With real-time information from Bustracker, the app gives you live departure boards for every bus stop (and scheduled times for tram stops) that Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams serves. Fast, responsive maps show you all bus and tram stops near you, as well as first and last departures, timetables and stop alarms – we’ll send you a message when you’re approaching an unfamiliar stop.

• Easily get from A to B.
If you’re looking for a fast, easy way to get around Edinburgh and the Lothians, the app can give you up to five quick, convenient ways to get there using Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams. You can then follow the directions on a large, clear map. Even better: we’ll send an alert to your phone when you’re close to your final stop.

• Your app, the way you want it.
The app changes depending on where you are and how you use it. You can add your favourite stops, and save places for use later on. Plus, the great ‘Take Me Home’ button gives you live directions for getting home, day or night. We’ll even send you messages if your favourite services are disrupted.

If you'd like to make a suggestion on features you'd like to see in the Transport for Edinburgh app, drop us a line at

Please note the app requires data access and works best with GPS on. Please be aware that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New in Version 3.0.3

This release fixes some issues with button placements on the bus departure board.

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Customer Reviews

Fantastic App

Credit where credit is due, this is one of the best transport apps I've seen on the App Store. It's got everything you need, from smart notifications about your journey, to timetabling, custom locations, bus and tram tracking, etc. It also looks really good which is a great bonus! Only thing I'd like to see is the bus times update when the bus is running late (I was on a bus this evening which ran 15 minutes behind but the stop times didn't update to reflect that unfortunately).

Really good

What's currently the only other review says you only get times on wifi - this hasn't been an issue for me. Been receiving tons of info on 4g and 3g. Great interface.

Great App

Easy to use, great user interface, accurate and works well. If you live in Edinburgh, this is a no brainier app to have on your phone. Well done Transport for Edinburgh.

Transport for Edinburgh
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  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0.3
  • Size: 54.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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