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Bright Bus Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    24 hours

  • Start time

    9am to 4pm. Frequency: Every 10 minutes.

    Timings are subject to change.

  • Meeting Point

    Tour starts at Waterloo Place. But you may board the bus at any of the stops around the city.

  • Ending Point

    Waterloo Place

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 any of the 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:

  • Waterloo Place
  • 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 hours Bright Bus Edinburgh Hop On Hop Off ticket
  • 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

  • Monika Kasinska

    As Above

  • Elizabeth Irving

    Good little bus trip around Edinburgh got earphones on the bus. Good history of the parts we went through

  • Adrianna REDZICKA



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