Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour – tickets, prices, timings, what to expect

Edinburgh’s Ghost Bus Tour is one of top ghost tours operating in the city, and most visitors love it for its uniqueness and originality.

A vintage double-decker bus takes you through the dark alleys of the charming city in the night time, perfect time for ghost tours.

You will see most haunted places in Edinburgh on this tour, and hear some terrifying stories of the city’s past.

A professional guide, who will also be your conductor throughout the tour, will lead this tour to make it much more interesting.

Edinburgh has a long and intimidating history going back to the 17th century, so this tour will not disappoint you.

There are many things you do not know, even if you are a resident, about Edinburgh that you will learn on this tour.

This article covers everything you should know before booking Edinburgh’s Ghost Bus Tour tickets.


Starts at 6 pm/ 7.30 pm/ 9 pm
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes (approx)
Ticket cost: From £21
Meeting Point

Address: Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, UK. Get directions.

What to expect

You will meet your creepy guide in central Edinburgh before you begin the journey into the city’s spooky past.

After you make yourself comfortable in the ‘Routemaster,’ the vintage bus, your guide will slowly take you back to the dark old days.

Listen to the stories of Edinburgh’s infamous executions, murders, misdeeds, and highly sinister characters. 

Pay attention to the stories of Burke and Hare, notorious gravediggers infamous for their medical school killings in the 19th century, and the tales of witch hunts in the 16th and 17th centuries. 

The itinerary of the tour includes:

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Edinburgh Old Town
  • Royal Mile
  • Greyfriars Kirk 
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Grassmarket

Your guide will share the interesting and sometimes frightening tales associated with these locations while you pass by them.

This tour will introduce Edinburgh in a new way if you don’t know it already.

Finally, you will have enough time for a good drink after the tour. (No. Not for free!)

Tickets for Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh

You can purchase the tickets for Edinburgh’s Ghost Bus Tour online.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper because of the exclusive discounts.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour is quite popular, the tickets may sell out during peak days.

Booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (16 to 59 years): £21
Child Ticket (5 to 15 years): £15
Senior Ticket (60+ years): £18

How do online tickets work

Go to the Ghost Bus Tour ticket booking page, select the preferred date, number of tickets and time slot and buy them.

After the purchase, you will receive the tickets in your email.

You don’t need to get any printouts.

On the day of your visit, you can show the e-ticket on your smartphone to the tour guide and join the group.

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Not available
  • Tour strength: Maximum of 54 travelers
  • Visitors should be at meeting at least 10 to 15 minutes before the tour starting time
  • Dinner and other beverages are not included in the ticket price
  • Near public transportation
  • If the tour is canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
Travelers getting into the double-decker bus
Image: viator.com

Meeting point of the tour

St Giles’ Cathedral is to east and a very short distance from the meeting point.

Address: Edinburgh EH1 2NT, UK. Get directions.

You can reach the point via bus or by car.

By Bus

The bus stop Victoria Street (Bus No: 9, 23, 27) is only a few steps away from the meeting point.

By Train

Edinburgh Waverley train station is only a 7-minute walk from the meeting point of Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour.

By Car

If you’re traveling by car, turn on your Google Maps and get started.

There are enough parking garages around the attraction.

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