Cheapest way to travel around Edinburgh?

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I'm in Edinburgh at the end of the month for a few days. What's the cheapest way (in terms of tickets; not transport) to travel please? I've looked on the Lothian bus website and am a bit stuck. Thanks.

EDIT: I'll be travelling up by plane and by staying in the city centre, if that makes any difference.
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(Original post by Tiger Rag)
I'm in Edinburgh at the end of the month for a few days. What's the cheapest way (in terms of tickets; not transport) to travel please? I've looked on the Lothian bus website and am a bit stuck. Thanks.

EDIT: I'll be travelling up by plane and by staying in the city centre, if that makes any difference.
They do an all day ticket all trams and buses for £4.
Doesnt cover you in from the airport and that can cost you nearly a tenner.

http://edinburghtrams.com/tickets/ticket-options

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowFo..._Scotland.html
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You might want to get the 'Network DAY ticket' on the days you travel to the airport which will give you unlimited tram travel from the airport to the city and unlimited buses around the city. On any days you're just going around the city, go for the 'DAY ticket' which gives you the same unlimited travel just within the city and not to the airport.

https://lothianbuses.co.uk/tickets/ticket-options
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I've never been to edinburgh but looked at the website for you. It depends on how many day's you're going to be there, what times of day you're going to be travelling and how many journeys within that time.

If you're making more than 3 single journeys a day but there 4 or less days, get a DAY ticket (£4.00 per day).
If you're there 5-7 days, it's cheaper to get a Ridacard (£16 on production of a Student photo ID card, £19 otherwise). This option includes airport transport links.
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(Original post by Amanzhol)
You might want to get the 'Network DAY ticket' on the days you travel to the airport which will give you unlimited tram travel from the airport to the city and unlimited buses around the city. On any days you're just going around the city, go for the 'DAY ticket' which gives you the same unlimited travel just within the city and not to the airport.

https://lothianbuses.co.uk/tickets/ticket-options
1 week Ridacard works out cheaper (2xNetwork DAY ticket= £18, Ridacard=£19 (£16 with valid UNI photocard))
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1 week Ridacard works out cheaper (2xNetwork DAY ticket= £18, Ridacard=£19 (£16 with valid UNI photocard))
I just took OP's 'few days' to mean 2-4 days, so didn't think it'd be worthwhile getting a week-long ticket, but of course it depends on their definition of a few days :dontknow:
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(Original post by Amanzhol)
I just took OP's 'few days' to mean 2-4 days, so didn't think it'd be worthwhile getting a week-long ticket, but of course it depends on their definition of a few days :dontknow:
The ridacard works out cheaper just on airport transfers, which are included. Just one network day costs £9, so unless only travelling to the airport, the ridacard's cheaper even if you only used it for half a week.
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Hello, you can use a transit way of travelling. Visit this site
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edinburgh trams are horrible

they only have one route

buses and cycling are better
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