The ticket is valid for 24 hours after first use. A complete loop takes around 1 hour.Start time
Buses run at the following times:
Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5:50pm; every 20 minutes
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 6:00pm; every 15 minutes
02 Nov - 31 Mar:
Monday - Sunday: 9:30am - 4:00pm; every 20 - 30 minutes
Full Loop: 60 mins
Bus departs from Waverley Bridge. Your ticket can be collected from the Edinburgh Bus Tours Ticket Office on Waverley Bridge upon presentation of your booking voucher. However, you can board the Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off tour at any of the stops.
Tours will depart from St. Andrews Square on 31st December.
You can end the Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off tour at any of the stops.
Conducted on an open-topped double-decker bus the tour has a great range of stops covering all the best loved Edinburgh attractions including the Castle, Scott Monument and Queen Mary’s Bath House. You can hop on and off as often as you wish and see the sites that interest you. Frequent departures every 20-30 minutes mean that your precious Edinburgh sightseeing time is not wasted waiting for the next bus.
While on board audio commentary via headset in 9 languages will ensure that you don’t miss a thing, what’s more a special commentary based on the award-winning “Horrible Histories” will ensure that the children are entertained.
On this Hop-On Hop-Off tour, you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. With 14 stops covering all of main attractions. This tour provides the perfect introduction to the city.
Your ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops.
The Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off tour has the following stops:
• Waverley Bridge
• Lothian Road
• Lauriston Place
• Johnston Terrace
• Chambers Street
• John Knox House
• Canongate • Holyrood
• Our Dynamic Earth
• Regent Road
• Hanover Street
• Market Street
You may choose to conclude this tour at any of the stops mentioned above as per your convenience.
Due to the part closure of Johnston Terrace East bound, the City Sightseeing Bus Tour will follow a diversion until 1 May 2016. Click here for the map
'Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary is available in English only.
The route of the hop-on, hop-off tour is subject to change.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.
The tour bus has a low floor with extendable ramps and collapsible wheelchairs can be stored on the bus. Passengers do not need to walk up steps to board the bus. There is a subtitled screen downstairs for disabled.
Good very informative...Mrs Beynon
Very good trip , lots of information...Mrs Beynon
This was a great way to get an overview of the city. We did this tour first thing and it set the tone for the rest of the time in Edinburgh....Thomas D Smith