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East Lothian Buses

The service 113 runs 7 days a week from Pencaitland and Ormiston to the city centre and the Western General Hospital.

Key service information

We offer four ticket types - single, day and NEW day & night tickets are available from your driver and you can pre-purchase season tickets from Lothian Buses Travelshops.

We operate an exact fare policy. When you board the bus, please have the correct change for your fare as our drivers are unable to give change.

Our Zone System

East Lothian Buses uses a zone system for fares, running through Zones A, B and C out to Pencaitland. Check the map below to see the zones. Note that Lothian Buses DAYtickets, CITYSINGLEtickets and RIDACARDS can be used on the service 113, but only in Zones A and B.

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Fares and Tickets

Single tickets

An ELB single ticket is valid for one journey on 113 and is split into three simple zones: a, b and c (see map below).

Travel in       Adult Child (5 - 15 years)
      £1.50 £0.70
      £2.50 £1.20

ELB Day Ticket and Day & Night Ticket

An ELB day ticket offers unlimited travel for one day on 113 & also Lothian Buses day buses*.

ELB Day & Night ticket** can be purchased after 1800hrs and is also valid on 113, Lothian Buses day & NightBus services until 0430hrs the following day - child fares are not available.

Travel in       Adult Child (5 - 15 years)
      £3.50 £2.00
      £5.00 £3.00

* Day Tickets not valid on AIRLINK, NightBus services, Service 98 or tours. Child fare for ages 5-15 inclusive.
** Day & Night Tickets are not valid on AIRLINK, Service 98 or tours.  Child fares are not available.

Route map

East Lothian Buses Route map

Benefits of RIDACARD

With unlimited travel on East Lothian Buses, Lothian Buses day and NightBus services and AIRLINK*, our new RIDACARD is a great deal.

No more searching for loose change

Easy to use

Ideal for regular travellers

Secure smart card technology allows replacement if lost

2 simple ways to pay: Direct Debit or Advance Purchase

East Lothian Buses RIDACARD

  Adult Student Junior (5 - 15 years)
Advance Purchase 1 week


Advance Purchase 4 week
£63 £45
Advance Purchase Annual
£756 £540

Direct Debit. Initial, one-off payment of £65, followed by regular monthly payments of:
£70 £59 £42
  RIDACARD Terms and Conditions

How do I buy a RIDACARD?

  • Download, print and complete the application form below, or pick one up from one of our Travelshops. Direct Debit customers should also complete Form 2.
  • Pop into one of our Travelshops - Hanover Street, Shandwick Place, Waverley Bridge or Dalkeith.
  • Choose your RIDACARD - (e.g. advance purchase or Direct Debit). A card issue fee (currently £3) is payable when a card is first issued or subsequently replaced



* Valid on all Lothian Buses (including NightBus services) except Service 98 and Tours.