BritRail Pass Promo : 20% Off
Visiting the UK this winter ? Avoid the crowds and save ! Get 20% off the BritRail Pass, BritRail England Pass, BritRail South West Pass, or BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass when you book by February 22, 2019. Complete travel by February 28, 2019.
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BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Scotland.
  • Children 5-15 years inclusive pay a reduced fare
  • Children under 5 travel for free.

WHO

WHAT


Overview

Declare your independence from rigid travel schedules that simply won’t bend. Now you can explore Scotland at your own pace with the versatile Britrail Spirit of Scotland Pass.

The rail pass provides unlimited train travel on Scotland’s rail network for either four or eight days to be used when you desire. So where to begin your journey ? Capital city Edinburgh is the obvious choice with its ancient churches and Victorian masterpieces (not to mention that Castle).

But perhaps a trip off-the-beaten path is more your bag, like the remote Scottish Highlands. Rugged and romantic, they represent one of Europe’s great wilderness areas. And no trip to Scotland is complete without an indulgence or two in Glasgow. It’s one of Britain’s liveliest cities, with excellent art galleries, and countless pubs and bars. Not sure where to travel next ? Then, when riding the rails, ask the locales. Scotland’s people are feisty, friendly—and opinionated.


ScotRail Sprinter crosses Loch Awe.

How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 31 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected 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 Spirit of Scotland Pass

  • 20% discount on Northlink Ferries standard fares between Scrabster / Stromness - Aberdeen / Lerwick - Aberdeen/Kirkwall/Lerwick. (Valid only on day of sailing, and applies to reclining seat fares only, not cabin inclusive.
  • Up to 20% off on participating Heritage Railways Association’s trains.
  • Access to Scottish Citylink bus travel between :
    Oban / Fort William / Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh / Uig - Inverness / Ullapool - Oban / Campbeltown - Wick / Thurso.
  • Free bus travel on the Isle of Mull with Bowmans Coaches.
  • Free bus travel between Thurso / Scrabster - Wick / John O’Groats - Thurso / John O’Groats with Highland Country Buses.
  • Free First Edinburgh services to/from the Scottish Borders (Kelso - Melrose - Galashiels - Peebles - Edinburgh (No 62) ; and Carlisle - Langholm - Hawick - Galashiels - Edinburgh (No X95).
  • Free bus travel on the Isle of Skye with Highland Country Buses.
  • Free services between Kyleakin and Kyle of Lochalsh. Not valid before 09:15 a.m. Monday to Friday on all services except West Highland Line (Glasgow - Oban/Fort William/Mallaig) and Inverness - Kyle Of Lochalsh/Wick/Thurso (North of Scotland lines)

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Ticket class exchanges I purchased second class tickets. Is it possible to upgrade and pay the difference for first class?

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I can't find uk as a choice for country of residence when i book ticket from us site I'm booking the rail tickets for me, my boyfriend, and my sister. I live in USA but my sister live UK. Why don't I see UK in the country dropdown list when I tried to book the tickets?

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