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Bright Bus Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    24 or 48 hours (as per the option chosen)

  • Start time

    9am to 5pm (last bus at 4pm). Frequency: Every 20 minutes.

    Timings are subject to change.

  • Meeting Point

    Tour starts at St. Andrew Square. But you may board the bus at any of the stops around the city.

  • Ending Point

    Hop off the bus at any of the stops.

Key Highlights

  • Discover Edinburgh on a flexible hop-on, hop-off tour with multiple well-placed stops
  • Hop off at any of the stops to see attractions of your choice
  • Enjoy audio commentary in multiple languages
  • Discover the city from open top, double-decker buses
  • Affordable bus tour with one route that covers the main landmarks of the city
  • Perfect for history buffs looking for an informative and enjoyable experience
  • See attractions like Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House and more
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


Discover Edinburgh on a lively and flexible hop-on, hop-off tour and customize your own itinerary. Hop on and off at more than 10 stops and visit attractions of your choice. See attractions like Edinburgh Castle, Dynamic Earth, The iconic Royal Mile and so much more.

Not in a mood for strenuous sightseeing? You can simply relax on the bus and enjoy a ride around the city on open-top, double-decker buses. Enjoy audio commentary in multiple languages and admire views of the city from a great vantage point.

Some of the stops are:

  • St Andrew Square
  • Lothian Road
  • Grassmarket
  • Lauriston Palace
  • Johnston Terrace
  • Edinburgh Castle, Lawnmarket
  • National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street
  • John Knox House, Royal Mile
  • Museum of Edinburgh, Canongate,
  • Scottish Parliament, Canongate

To see the route map, check the USEFUL DOWNLOADS section.


  • 24 or 48 Bright Bus Edinburgh Hop On Hop Off Bus
  • Audio guide in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Headphones are provided


  • Admission to attractions, unless specified

Useful downloads

Please note

Voucher information: Show your voucher on your smartphone or other device (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)

Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes

Service Dogs onboard: We encourage it! Well behaved furry friends are welcome on board the tour.

Edinburgh is a functioning city and weather; traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated map will be available on the bus.

Children under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that your ticket will be activated when you board the bus or activate it with a member of our sales team when you arrive.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    Lots of info on way round , lots of stops ad gtest you can get on and off were you want to ad buses come by stops every15/20 mins. pleasant experience & lovely it on the open aired bus (especially now with covid still about ad obviously we were lucky weather was dry ad little sun )
    05/13/2022 FIONA MCGUIGAN,
  • 3
    Pretty boring tour. We did the same kind of thing in London and it was very catchy and easy to listen along. However this edinburgh one was way too serious documentary style that was hard to keep my 50-yr-old focus much less my daughter’s. The audio needs some updating.
    05/11/2022 Jill Jensen,
  • 5
    Top! Lovely sight and nice drivers
    05/04/2022 Rood Harry,

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