Tired of searching for loose change? Get the Transport for Edinburgh m-tickets app now and make your iPhone your ticket across the network.
Just download, signup, and buy tickets to use directly on your iPhone, right in the app, with a registered debit or credit card. A minimum of spend of £4 applies to ticket purchases - however, you can mix and match any combination of tickets to reach this.
M-tickets also links to our bus service information app, for a simpler customer experience across the network. For more information visit www.lothianbuses.com.
• Various bugfixes and UI enhancements to improve the user experience.
• We’ve also reduced the minimum spend to £4.00
Ratings and Reviews
WiFi security check-backs cause problems
Have used 7 day tickets so far. The first four didn't require the app to re-authenticate by WiFi (I don't have cellular data on my iPhone).
The fifth ticket generated a text box at start of the first journey of the day saying that it needed to check validity via WiFi. The driver accepted the ticket after I cancelled the text box multiple times.
My seventh ticket was OK when first used but then generated a text box on the second journey that day. The driver was less willing to accept it but eventually did. I then connected to the on-bus WiFi (I had to go through several browser screens before getting a connection) and re-authenticated.
Anti-fraud measures are required. The current re-authentication via WiFi method means that you can't be sure until you get on the bus and pull out you phone whether the app will give access to your pre-purchased day ticket or not, which is stressful.
On this visit to Edinburgh one of us used paper scratch-off day tickets and the other used the iPhone app. Next time we would both use paper as it less stressful if slightly more expensive.
Initially great - now not working at all
Unfortunately this App has now died on my iphone 7 - it immediately crashes whenever I try to open it. Earlier this week it started failing and would complain of lack of network connection when the network was fine, meaning I could neither share nor purchase new tickets. Restarting my phone made no difference to its behaviour. I have at least £10 worth of tickets tied up in this broken app which I can no longer use. Until they fully resolve all their recent issues I cannot recommend this app at all.
Initially this app was okay and worked well in the sense you don’t have to keep a pocketful of change handy and I can buy tickets for my son. However I also missed a bus once because they app suddenly dropped me into the login page just as I was about to board and I could not recover my password quickly enough, so please beware. It’s a good concept but currently poorly implemented and operationalised.
Minimum £10 is a joke
As an infrequent bus user I do not want to spend more than ten pound in one transaction just so I can use one bus ride. Absolute scam and totally unnecessary! Even if I did buy the minimum requirement (of at least SEVEN single fares!) they would expire within 180 days!
This app is supposed to stop people from needing to find change for a bus (the fact you don’t give change is another outrageous scam but that’s another story) yet I can’t just buy one single ticket as and when I would need it? Pathetic attempt for a cashless payment system.
Lothian Buses needs a system like Oyster where you can pay as you go. Even Oyster is redundant now that single journeys can easily be paid for via a contectless bank card. Not everybody wants to or needs to buy multiple journeys at a time which is what LB forces its customers to do; either by using this app or by using a Ridacard.
- Corethree Ltd.
- 89.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Lothian Buses
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.