The Ghost Bus Tours - Edinburgh

Event location: The Ghost Bus Tours - Edinburgh. Ongoing event.

Do you dare to take a ride to the dark side? Experience a theatrical sightseeing tour of Edinburgh with spooks and ghosts on a 60-minute bus tour, aboard an beautifully refurbished vintage double-decker bus. A strange conductor will tell stories of executions, murders and still-occurring hauntings.


The tour takes you past Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriar's Kirk, The Old Town, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile. 

On-board actor and technical trickery combine to create a comedy horror tour that you will not dare to forget. 

A unique way to see Edinburgh at night.


Approx. 1 hour

When can I go

Days of operations: Sundays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Start: 7:30pm

Finish: 8:45pm

Days of operations: Friday & Saturday

Start: 7:30pm & 9:00pm

Finish: 8:45pm & 10:15pm

How does it work

You will receive a confirmation voucher. Please print this voucher and bring it with you to the departure point.

Where do I go

Chambers Street, bus stop by the National Museum of Scotland, Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street & George IV (4th) Bridge. (customers will be dropped off at Chambers Street at the end of the tour)

What is included

1 hour 15 min bus tour

Professional actors/guides

Good to know

Smoking, eating, and drinks, other than bottled water, are not permitted on the bus

Suitable for children

Yes , Child rate 15 and under years

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available

Detailed information

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?