We have our own smartcard, in conjuction with Transport Scotland, and it allows passengers to purchase multi journey products online and then use them on our buses instead of paper tickets.



Smartrip cards are free, to get one simply register below.


Saltire Card Login

For instructions on how to register - click here

There are 3 different products available -

10 Journey Carnet- Exactly the same as our current paper tickets, 10 journeys with no expiry date, ideal for regular customers but who don't travel every day

7 Day Pass - Once activated allows 7 consecutive days unlimited travel within the appropriate Zone/s

28 Day Pass - Once activated allows 28 consecutive days unlimited travel within the appropriate Zone/s


There are passes available for Adults, Children and *Staff and are available in 3 separate Zones and priced accordingly.

Urban Zone 1 Travel only within the Yellow zone shown in the map below

Rural Zone 2 Travel only within the Green zone shown in the map below

All Zones 3 Travel anywhere anywhere on our network in the map below

(* To qualify for a Staff Pass passengers must be an NHS employee or Charles Rivers employee. Employers ID Pass must be shown to the driver)

Please be aware that it can take up to 48 hours from purchasing a top up until it's available to be collected on our buses
This is due to the processing time required to send the information to our ticket machines
Please be aware that all bus stops are 'tagged' within our ticketing system so for example a Zone 1 pass will work between Musselburgh and Tranent, but not from Macmerry.
Any passenger using a Smartrip card fraudulently may have the card withdrawn


To add products, or to create an account, on your Smartrip card click here:-

Saltirecard - Frequently Asked Questions
Saltirecard - Terms and Conditions