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what is Bright Bus?

We’ve got two Hop-On, Hop-Off open top bus tours – the City Tour or Britannia Tour – to take you to all the sights of Scotland’s capital city. You’ll be able to enjoy all that Edinburgh has to offer from just £16 for 24 hours or £20 for two tours across two days. There’s commentary to suit all tastes, with 10 languages available.

New for 2024 is our Boat and Bridges Tour in partnership with Forth Boat Tours, offering a unique perspective on Edinburgh and the iconic Forth Bridges. Take the tour for the day for £30, or grab our popular, all access ticket which gives you 7 days unlimited travel on the City Tour and Britannia Tour, Bight Bus Airport Express and the Boat and Bridges tour for just £40. There’s discounts for adult, concessions and groups too.

Bright Bus Airport Express is the fastest, cheapest, brightest way between the city and airport. With fares starting from £4.50 single and £15 a week, our comfy buses run up to every 10 mins at busy times from a choice of handy pick-up points across the city centre.

what you’ll see on our tours

Our City Tour takes you around the hustle and bustle of the historic city centre and winding around the cobbled streets of Old Town. You’ll discover all the secrets of ‘Auld Reekie’, its’ world class sights and its’ people.

Switch over to our Britannia Tour to experience royalty, visit Leith’s shore, see The Majestic Royal Yacht Britannia and more.

Or opt for our best value combo Explorer & Boat Tour ticket allowing unlimited travel on our two Bright Bus tours and a return ticket for the Bright Bus Airport Express and explore beyond the City to South Queensferry with further fun on the Forth Boat tour for £40 for a whole week!

the cheapest, fastest, brightest way to & from Edinburgh Airport

Travelling from Edinburgh airport and into the city has never been brighter. Bright Bus Airport Express is a fast and convenient way to travel between the Airport and the city centre. It has fewer stops and convenient pick-up points, reducing the need for walking in the city centre. Find out more here!