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Edinburgh Hop On Hop Off Bus
134 reviews | 1,974 travellers
Loved our very recent experience of the hop on and off bus. We booked onliine so were prepared. On the day of using the bus we had to ask the owner where we were staying where to catch the bus. We had printed our tickets off ready but had no idea where to catch the bus. Also, we were unaware that your hop on and off ticket allows you to hop on the red, blue or green buses which tour different areas of Edinburgh (we asked the bus driver). Definitely worth going for a tour on the bus.
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 21.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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This hop-on hop-off bus tour of Edinburgh makes different stops throughout the city, allowing you to enjoy the main points of interest Edinburgh has to offer in total comfort. The bus offers a different point of view, thanks to its two floors and convertible roof.

Edinburgh Castle from Princess Street
View from Calton Hill
Holyroodhouse Palace

Edinburgh Hop On Hop Off Bus

The bus makes a 60 minute route, throughout which you can enjoy recorded commentary in English and 8 other languages about the places you are passing through.

Some of the most interesting stops are Princes Street, Calton Hill, Grassmarket, Holyroodhouse Palace, the Scottish National Gallery and Edinburgh Castle.

You can consult the route and its different stops by clicking on the following link:

How it Works

The ticket is valid for 24 hours after its first use, that is to say, if you use it for the first time at 3 pm on Monday, it will be valid until 3 pm on Tuesday.

During this time you can get on and off the bus as many times as you like, to discover attractions such as the Holyroodhouse Palace, Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle or the National Museum of Scotland.

Important Information

Although when you book you'll be asked to select a start day, you can start using the service within 3 months from the selected date.

When making the reservation we will send you an email with a ticket which you must hand in the first time you get on the bus.

Timetable and Frequency

This bus operates every day of the year (except on the 25th of December), with the following schedule:

  • July and August: 8:55 am to 6:25 pm
  • April, May, June, September and October: 9:30 am to 6 pm
  • November to March: 9:30 am to 4 pm
  • In August, Johnston Terrace and Chambers Street is not accessible after 5 pm. The stops 5 and 7 will not be operative. 

The bus passes with a frequency of between 7 and 30 minutes.

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24 Hour Ticket
Adults Seniors over 65 Children between 5 and 15 Children under 5
US$ 21.80
US$ 20.50
US$ 10.90

24 Hour Ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 21.80
  • Seniors over 65

    US$ 20.50
  • Children between 5 and 15

    US$ 10.90
  • Children under 5


More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


1 day.

Language The activity takes place with recorded commentary in in English.

The activity takes place with recorded commentary in in English.


Unlimited use of the City Sightseeing buses over 24 hours.

Headphones and audio guide for each passenger

When to book?

You can book up until the same day (10:00 am) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.


Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 21.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.