Tickets for children (ages 0 - 15)
Up to four children under the age of 5 can travel for free when accompanied by a responsible passenger.
However, these children can't:
- take a seat that paying passengers might need
- stay in a buggy in an unsuitable place on the bus
See our conditions of carriage for more information about carrying small prams and buggies.
5-15 year olds
U16s may be asked for valid photo ID showing proof of age when buying and using tickets - failure to show on request means the full adult fare is payable.
Our single fares range from £1 to £10 with a 50% discount for children (aged from five to fifteen). Young Scot card holders can also benefit from 1/3 off single adult fares. You can apply for a free Young Scot card if you're over the age of 11.
A child add-on fare of just £1 is available between Ferrytoll/Halbeath P&R and Edinburgh when travelling with an adult buying the off peak day return.
We also offer a £1 child period return from anywhere on our Express network/JET747 when travelling to Edinburgh Airport with an adult or concession (excluding service X7).
U16 DayRider ticket
If you're making two or more journeys on the same day, the best value option is usually one of our DayRider tickets. Under 16s can get a child DayRider ticket in most of our travel zones, for one day's unlimited travel. Buy from the driver or you can now buy as a mobile ticket via the Stagecoach Bus app.
U16 MegaRider ticket
Discounted tickets for over 11s with the Young Scot card
If you’re over 11, you can apply for a free Young Scot card. You’ll get 1/3 off all our adult single fares, and you can use the card as proof of age when purchasing U16 tickets.