All tourist cards, tickets and passes for Edinburgh, such as the Edinburgh Pass and The Royal Edinburgh Card; which tourist cards save money or huge waiting times? Is the Edinburgh City Pass worth it?
Compare: Tourist Cards & Edinburgh City Pass
In Edinburgh you only have a choice of two Edinburgh City Passes (The Edinburgh Pass and the Royal Edinburgh Card), both two very interesting cards as they both include entry to Edinburgh Castle. Both city passes are affordable and above all very easy to use, especially the Edinburgh Pass. We list the pros and cons of all discount cards for you, so that you can consider which tourist card is most suitable for you.
1) Recommended: Edinburgh Pass
In my opinion, this is the most interesting city pass for your city trip to Edinburgh. With one purchase you have three important tickets that will complete your experience of a city trip in Edinburgh, such as a tour of Edinburgh including access to Edinburgh Castle and tickets for Holyroodhouse and also the Whiskey Experience. And even more convenient; with this Edinburgh tourist pass you get all tickets online. Simply book your Edinburgh Pass via this link. You can reserve your desired dates and time slots during the booking process. After payment you will receive your tickets by email or you can show them via smartphone.
This Edinburgh City Pass includes the following activities:
- Entrance to Edinburgh Castle (including guided tour)
- Guided walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town
- Ticket for The Scotch Whiskey Experience
- Ticket for Palace of Holyroodhouse
- More info and bookings Edinburgh Pass
2) The Royal Edinburgh Card
The big advantage of this Edinburgh city pass is that the Hop on Hop off Bus is included with this card. The Royal Edinburgh Ticket is valid for 48 hours after activation and offers guaranteed entry to Edinburgh's three major attractions: Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Unlike the Edinburgh Pass, with this city pass you do not receive online tickets, but you must collect your tickets at a centrally located point. During this collection, a time slot will then be scheduled to visit the busy Edinburgh Castle. More about The Royal Edinburgh Card.
This Royal Edinburgh Card includes the following benefits:
- 48-hour ticket for the 3 different routes of the Hop on Hop off Bus
- Admission to Edinburgh Castle
- Admission to Palace of Holyroodhouse
- Admission to Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith (accessible via the Majestic Route of the Hop on Hop off Bus)
- More info and bookings The Royal Edinburgh
3) Buy individual tickets
If you only want to visit a limited number of attractions, it can also be advantageous to purchase individual tickets instead of an Edinburgh City Pass. The most popular sightseeing tickets: