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Edinburgh Hop On Hop Off Bus
Activities in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Hop On Hop Off Bus

8.8 / 10
118 reviews
Excellent sight seeing tour.Would reccomend to anybody.
10 David Jones
  • English English
  • 24 hours

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 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 making the reservation you will be asked for a start date, you can use the service up to 15 days following this 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: 9:30 am to 7 pm
  • April, May, June, September and October: 9:30 am to 6pm
  • November to March: 9:30 am to 4 pm
  • In August, Johnston Terrace and Chambers Street is not accessible after 5pm. The stops 5 and 7 will not be operative. 

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


24 Hour Ticket
Adults Students Seniors over 65 Children between 5 and 15 Children under 5
US$ 20.70
US$ 19.50
US$ 19.50
US$ 10.40

24 Hour Ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 20.7
  • Students

    US$ 19.5
  • Seniors over 65

    US$ 19.5
  • Children between 5 and 15

    US$ 10.4
  • Children under 5


More Information


24 hours.

Language English

The tour includes audio commentary in English.


Unlimited use of the City Sightseeing buses over 24 hours.

Headphones and audio guide for each passenger

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the same day (10:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.


You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

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 still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.



US$ 20.70
No hidden fees or surcharges


Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.

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