TapTapCap is Lothian Buses' capped contactless system.
For adult passengers, tap the same card or mobile payment device for every journey across our entire network, and the following morning we’ll automatically charge you the cheapest adult daily fare for the journeys you’ve made. On Lothian city buses, this is capped at £4.80 per day!
You’ll never pay more than you need to, even if your plans change.
Keep using the same card or device all week and once you’ve reached one of our weekly caps, which run from Monday to Sunday, you won’t pay any more for the rest of the week. On Lothian city buses, this is capped at £22.00 per week!
All you need to do is tap, wait for the beep, and take a seat!
Travelling on Airlink, Skylink, EastCoastbuses or Lothiancountry services? Remember to state your destination to the driver before tapping so you’re charged the correct fare. Daily and weekly capping applies to journeys on these services – fare details can be found on our Tickets page.
Please note that it normally takes a couple of working days for payments to appear on your bank statement. If you used a physical card to travel, you can view your journeys and payments for the past 7 days on our online portal.