Tickets for children
Up to 5 years old
Up to four children under 5 years old can travel for free when accompanied by a responsible, fare-paying passenger. These children should not occupy a seat that a fare-paying passenger might need or stay in a buggy in an unsuitable place on the bus.
Children under 5 who can’t travel for free, can travel for between half and two-thirds the cost of most adult fares.
See our conditions of carriage for more information about carrying small prams and buggies.
Five–15 year olds
Children under 16 may be asked to prove their age by showing ID to our driver. If you don’t show ID when we ask, you will need to pay the full fare.
Single and return tickets
Children aged from 5 to 15 pay half the price of an adult single fare, rounded up to the nearest 10p.
Child dayrider tickets
Children under 16 can use a child dayrider ticket. It allows one day’s unlimited travel in your chosen travel zones.
Group dayrider tickets are also available. These offer unlimited travel in your chosen travel zone for:
- one adult and up to three children* or
- two adults and up to two children*
- three adults
*children must be under 16 and carry appropriate proof of age
You can share dayrider tickets with your family and friends when you're not using them.
Young Scot card
If you have a Young Scot card, you’ll get a third off all our adult single fares. Apply for a free Young Scot card.