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BritRail

BritRail Central Scotland

Explore Central Scotland by train with one great rail pass

  • See Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bathgate, Stirling, Falkirk, and more by train
  • Freedom to take multiple train journeys per travel day
  • Issued as a paper document
  • Offered in 2nd class only
  • Flexible : choose where you want to go, and when

Children 5-15 years inclusive pay a reduced fare

WHO

WHAT


Overview

BritRail Central Scotland Pass : Gather the bagpipes !

The BritRail Central Scotland Pass gives you extensive rail travel between Edinburgh, Glasgow, Queen Street, North Berwick, Bathgate, Dunblane, Bridge of Allen, Stilling, the Fife Circle, Markinch, Falkirk and all intermediate stations for 3 consecutive or non-consecutive days within a 7-day period. It’s the perfect way to explore this spectacularly beautiful playground while satisfying your wanderlust for beautiful rugged coastline and verdant rolling hills, as well as your desire for spontaneity. And it’s the perfect add-on to a British escapade.

Rail travel throughout Scotland with a BritRail Central Scotland Pass isn’t just a means of getting around. Scotland’s railways are classic and comfortable, but this pass helps you navigate the unfamiliar – accents, customs, and currency— all along the way. You just enjoy.

Whether you’re just trekking from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train, or heading to majestic views of the moody, lush landscapes of the countryside, you’ll find Scotland by rail a great way to enjoy the locals and all the local color (kelly green, moss green, emerald green…)

And while Scotland is certainly pastoral, don’t mistake it as just a quiet, sleepy trip. You’ll find plenty of places to lose sleep, like pubs in Edinburgh and clubs in Glasgow. The BritRail Central Scotland Pass. Perfect for the “home of golf”, it was made to save you some green.


Aerial view of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes can be booked for travel in one specific country or you can choose one of a few pre-selected country/region combinations. Extensive travel plans? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering train travel in 31 different countries - including Great Britain.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service selected, passenger type, and the number of rail travel days.

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2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Traveling on local and regional trains provides you with an opportunity to freely explore. It’s easy to get on a train with your rail pass and find an open seat to enjoy the journey in. Seat reservations are required on many high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. It’s always a good idea to research the journey you are interested in and check for any specific seat reservation requirements.

Book Seat Reservations

3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your rail pass requires that you activate it by getting it stamped at the ticket window at the departure station on the day of your first train journey. Once activated, you are all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

  •  Main discounts and bonuses in BritRail Central Scotland


Travel forum

From our travel community

Edinburgh - glasgow return covered by the britrail central scotland pass? can the pass get me from the edinburgh airport to (...) I am looking to travel to Scotland in August. Flying to Edinburgh, then train to Glasgow for week, then back to Edinburgh. Can the central Scotland pass get me from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow on a Saturday? Can I get from Gladgow main to (...)

Les Matheson | 2019/01/01 complete | 2 Comments
Itinerary for train travel in england and scotland I need some help creating an itinerary. I have several places and cities I want to visit in England and Scotland and would like advice on what's the best order in which to see them, based on train travel to and from each one. Very broadly they (...)

phyllis | 2018/09/21 complete | 6 Comments
One week travel - gatwick airport, croydon, wigan north, london, paris, london, winchester We are arriving at Gatwick and planning to take the train/underground to hotel in Croydon; next day train from Euston Station to Wigan North; back to London, one day trip to Paris, back to London and then to Winchester within a week. Would a (...)

Barb Shepherd | 2018/07/02 complete | 3 Comments
Best railpass and trains for london, windsor, newbury, stratford upon avon, and the cotswolds? We are arriving at Heathrow and taking a train to Windsor. Does that train leave from Paddington? Then we are going from Windsor to Newbury. I know there is a train station in Newbury, but I don't know what the line is called. Then we need to (...)

Linda Susan Proudfoot Smith | 2018/06/26 complete | 3 Comments
Best options for england, amsterdam, and paris Hi, Looking for the best options for our upcoming holiday. We are flying into Heathrow and will be traveling into London for the day. Then from London heading to Hastings that afternoon. The next day we will be traveling from Hastings to (...)

Jordan McIntire | 2018/05/18 complete | 4 Comments

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  • Q. I just placed a booking and realized I made a mistake. How can I make changes ?

  • Q. Do I need to make a reservation if I’m traveling with a rail pass on an overnight train ?

  • Q. Will I be sharing my sleeping compartment with strangers ?

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