The Ghost Bus Tours - Edinburgh
Important Information
Departure Point:

Days of Operations:

Sunday to Thursday: 7.30pm and 9.00pm
Friday and Saturday: 06:00pm, 7.30pm and 9.00pm

Departure points: Edinburgh Lawnmarket, outside Deacon Brodies Tavern.

Please aim to arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time to ensure a prompt departure.
The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes (depending on traffic), and sets off from Edinburgh Lawnmarket, outside Deacon Brodies Tavern.

Please note:

Passengers should aim to arrive 15 minutes prior to their tour time to ensure a prompt departure.
Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Children under 5 attend free, at parents' risk. Only one child under 5 is allowed per paying adult.
The Ghost Bus Tours take no responsibility for items left on the bus. Personal items are carried at the owners risk and The Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items damaged or lost.
Smoking, eating, and drinks other than bottled water are not permitted on the bus.
Our buses are classic 1960s Routemasters which are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
There are no toilets onboard the bus.
Some tours may include a stop for a short walk to a graveyard for about 15 to 20min minutes, where you are allowed the opportunity to disembark if you so choose. Leaving the bus at this point in the tour is not mandatory and is taken at your own risk. The Ghost Bus Tours take no responsibility for any injury or incident that occurs outside of our vehicles.
Please be aware that due to the nature of city traffic and road closures it may not always be possible to see every landmark advertised on the route. We will always try our best to warn customers if this is the case but it may not always be possible.
The Ghost Bus Tours reserves the right to refuse entry to intoxicated persons, and will not tolerate in any way abusive or threatening behaviour to staff. In such instances tickets will not be refunded.
Please be aware that we operate on historic vehicles and as such whilst we try our upmost to maintain the buses to the highest standards on occasion the buses may encounter mechanical problems. In the event of a breakdown we will attempt to fix the problem or deploy a secondary vehicle within 90 minutes of the problem occurring. Only after 90 minutes has passed will refunds be guaranteed.


The Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour is a theatrical sightseeing tour, taking you on a journey around the darker side of Edinburgh. Your creepy conductor shows you the sights onboard a classic 1960s Routemaster bus as you experience the travelling ghost tour of Edinburgh. Learn about witches, grave robbers, plague and of course the ghosts that reside in the most haunted city in Europe. A comedy horror show as you travel around the city, this is the perfect way to see Edinburgh and discover it's dark and unusual secrets.

This sightseeing bus tour is a journey around Edinburgh's gruesome past, while seeing the city's most famous sites, including Edinburgh Castle, The New Town, Grassmarket, Greyfriar's Kirk, The Old Town, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile. The Conductor will show you where the murders, tortures and executions took place - and where certain restless spirits still linger. Hear about Edinburgh's grisly history, from Burke and Hare to the hundreds of women drowned or burned as witches. There are also surprises onboard the bus - it was indeed once a funeral bus, so it's not a surprise that the dead may have left an imprint on the vehicle.

Enjoy this spooky ride aboard the only surviving Necropolis Bus. The Necropolis Bus Company began in the 19th century as a private funeral bus service carrying the deceased, pallbearers and mourners to the final resting place. Painted in the traditional midnight black of all the Necropolis Routemaster buses, decorative features include lamps and window curtains. In 1967, the entire fleet was destroyed in a mysterious fire... only one bus survived. Will you?

The Ghost Bus Tours - Edinburgh
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