Transport for Edinburgh

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About this app

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.
Updated on
Jun 13, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App info and performance and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.72K reviews
Sue Clark
February 9, 2024
Useless. The old app was good and enabled me to plan journeys and check out bus routes. This one shows journey times which do not match up with what is shown at the stop or when the bus arrives. When I want to check bus routes as soon as I click on the service number the app closes down. Lothian buses provide an excellent service - this app does not do them justice.
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David C. Weinczok
December 19, 2023
Not completely useless, but very nearly so. Unless I exit and reopen the app every time, bus times are never accurate - it shows old data, which has cause countless missed buses. Half the time I check a route and the entire map is covered in red zigzag lines (major glitch), and the location trackers for the buses are completely wrong as often as they're right. I'm walking home for the umpteenth time as I type this because of wrong info for the 36 bus!
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Calum Craig
October 26, 2023
Super frustrating to use. If I'm at a bus stop without working times, I just want to know what's due. I know the bus stop name, but there's no feature to search for stops by name. To find it, you have to either: a) enable your location (which feels super invasive - I know where I am, why should it need to?) Or b) manually find yourself on the map. Which is a nightmare, particularly for tourists, on whom a lot of our economy relies. Why is this lacking such an easy, crucial feature?
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What's new

Bug fixes related to stops and routes.