Lothian Buses announce Increase in Fare Prices

Lothian Buses have announced that they will be increasing the price of fares on their services as part of their February Fare Review.

The fare review which will come into effect from Sunday 2 February 2020 will see Adult single fares increased by 10p. Adult Daytickets, will increase by 50p. Customers who use the daily capping contactless system will only see a 40p increase in their Adult Dayticket price.

Child Single fares will increase 10p, with Child Daytickets increasing by 20p. Airport fares will remain the same on Airlink and Skylink services. The eligible Young Scot Card Holder Fare will also increase by 10p to £1.20.

The Family Day Ticket which allows travel of two adults and up to three children will increase by £1 to £9.50.

Other changes include the Nightticket, which previously offered unlimited travel on night bus services on the night of purchase, being replaced with a Nightsingle which will only pay for one journey. The Day&Night Ticket will be rebranded as a Lateticket and will increase by 50p to £4.00.

The change in fare prices will also increase the cost of ridacards, please see Lothian Buses website for the full table of price changes.

Nigel Serafini Commercial Director at Lothian, said:

Lothian is committed to providing environmentally sustainable, best value travel. As our operating costs continue to rise and we continue to invest in the fleet, people, training and our customer offering, we will be making changes to fares from 2 February.

98p of every £1 we receive in fares goes directly back into the running of our business and provision of services. Across the last decade, we have invested heavily in cleaner, greener buses for the benefit of all our customers and our capital city, lessening the impact on the environment, while continuing to develop and provide a comprehensive network of services across the Edinburgh city region.

As well as continuing our investment in new environmentally friendly vehicles across 2020, Lothian is currently in the process of renewing its Real Time Customer Information system. This system plays a vital role in helping us monitor and control services, as well as allowing customers to track bus arrivals.

Our revised fares continue to represent excellent value for money and remain amongst the lowest in the UK.

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