The travel app from Lothian has everything you need to get around Edinburgh with Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams.

Open up the app and we'll show you live times for the three nearest stops near you
An interactive map shows you every bus and tram stop around you - just tap on one to bring up an instant departure board - perfect for comparing services at different stops.

Want to get somewhere fast? Just search for a place, address, business name... anything, and we'll show you the best way to get there. You can also search for routes - we'll even show you if a bus is nearby and show you it moving on a map.

Plan your commute, nights out or even just a trip to the shops - we use a real-time journey planning system that takes network delays into account when showing you the best way to get to your destination, with full step-by-step instructions.

We've made it easy to let your friends and family know when you'll arrive - just track your bus using the app and share a link by email, Twitter, Facebook or WhatsApp. Your friends can track your bus online (they don't need the app) and see when you'll arrive.

Using the companion m-ticket app, you can purchase single tickets and DAYtickets for many of our services.

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

What's New

Version 3.2.4

This release includes a fix for 'Next Stop Announcements' in TFE Talk.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

5.7K Ratings

5.7K Ratings



If you’re looking for accuracy or reliability please chose another app. This app is so inaccurate, misleading and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been late because of incorrect ‘live departure’ times. So frustrating. Buses are appearing and disappearing after a couples of times having to refresh the waiting times. Then it dropped again. I see the bus colony but the app says no bus is expected. Bus 300 has been added to replace bus 35 and after weeks in operation the app does not recognise this route and buss 300 is no where to be found!!! We are talking about Edinburgh capital city’s main transport app! It’s bellow the standard of any other transport apps I have used in capitals around the world. Takes ages to load and often doesn’t recognise your location. Get it fixed! Tip for people: use google where you can see true live reflection of live departures and ALL buses included (300 route) as well! This review goes right on apple store. I doubt you’ll do anything about this but at least people can know and use other reliable alternatives!! Embarrassing!

Fake news!


The app is excellent, well designed and easy to use (hence 4 stars). HOWEVER, it is completely let down by Lothian’s bus tracking data. There appears to be two ways of tracking: GPS, which is accurate and tells you where the bus is. Timetable, which is completely inaccurate and at the whim of traffic, bus breakdowns or whatever else.

The result is seeing a bus that is allegedly a few minutes away, then due, then nonexistent. The number of times I’ve sprinted for a bus only to find the estimated time go back up to 10+ minutes... the app tells you that bus times might be estimates - why not mark them as “timetabled” and “tracked”? Then we can ignore some of them. There might be a way of seeing this already, some times are grey, some are black - in my experience this doesn’t seem to always reflect accurate times.

Useful but can be unreliable


The concept of having tickets on your phone is great, and has saved me many a time when there's no change to hand. However, the app can be flakey, and that's not what you need when you hop on board and need to get somewhere. Sometimes it crashes and just shuts when trying to activate a ticket, and just in general on iOS having to tap 3 different buttons to activate a ticket, one of which has an unnerving delay (did I tap it? Is it processing? Why isn't the ticket activating?!) isn't the best user experience. Some updates for stability and UX would be great.


Lothian Buses plc
98.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© Lothian Buses ltd


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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