BritRail Central Scotland

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Key features

  • Unlimited travel between main cities including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bathgate, Stirling and Falkirk.
  • Children under 5 travel for free.More details


The BritRail Central Scotland Pass is the ideal rail pass for day-trip from Edinburg or Glasgow to surrounding towns.

With a BritRail Central Scotland Pass you can enjoy unlimited travel between Edinburgh, Glasgow, Queen Street, North Berwick, Bathgate, Dunblane, Bridge of Allen, Stilling, the Fife Circle, Markinch and Falkirk. Moreover, you can stop at any stations in-between.

Take as many trains as you like, there is no limit on the distance you can travel in a day. The BritRail Central Scotland Pass, to put it simply, offers unlimited travel at a fixed price!

Enjoy the bonuses which are included in the BritRail Central Scotland Pass. You will get discounted fares to travel on board heritage trains and free transport on Glasgow’s underground.

The BritRail Central Scotland Pass is the key to have a hassle-free trip in the central belt of Scotland.

Things to know

Who can buy a rail pass?

Any person living outside the participating countries can use the BritRail Central Scotland. Please note that residents of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales are not eligible.

Seat reservation

A seat reservation is a guaranteed seat on board a train.

Seat reservations are compulsory for high speed, international and night trains. However, as you will be travelling with a rail pass, you will only have to pay for a small reservation fee, as opposed to the usual standard fare.

Seats are generally available for reservation up to 90 days prior to departure and are limited. Book early to secure your seat!
We are not currently offering online seat reservations for high speed, international and night trains covered by the BritRail passes.You can book your seat reservation directly from train stations once you are in the United Kingdom.

Our tip:
Most regional trains do not require a seat reservation. Just hop on board with a valid rail pass, find a seat and relax as the train takes you to one of the many destinations served.

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Child concessions

Children under 5 travel for free. Do not include them in your booking as they don’t need a rail pass. However if you want them to have a guaranteed seat on board high speed trains or a bed on board night trains, you must make a reservation before travelling.

Children from 5 to 15 travel. Free travel limited to 1 child when accompanied by an adult who is a holder of a valid BritRail Pass.
As a rail pass will still be issued for the child, please make sure you include him/her in your booking.
All additional children aged 5 to 15 will benefit from a discounted fare.

How to use a rail pass?

You must start using your rail pass within 11 months of the date of purchase.

To start using your rail pass, go to a European railway station where a railway official will fill-in your passport number and stamp your rail pass. On each travel day, please remember to write down the date on your rail pass.
Please ensure that all the above information is reflected on your rail pass. An unstamped rail pass or incomplete travel information can lead to a fine and payment of a full fare ticket.

Open the link to see what a BritRail Central Scotland looks like.

BritRail Central Scotland

Travel day

A travel day starts from midnight and ends at midnight the next day. It lasts 24 hours. During that period, you can take as many trains as you want.

Our tip:
You can get a free travel day with the 7 PM rule when the four conditions below are met:

  • Your rail pass should be activated by a rail official.
  • You must travel on board a night train which departs after 7 pm, and this trip should be the first one you are taking during that day.
  • You must reach your destination no later than 4 am on the following day.
  • The arrival date must be within the validity of your rail pass.
When all conditions are met, you just have to write down the arrival date on your rail pass instead of the departure date. Thus you save a day of travel.


The validity is the number of travel days of a rail pass.

For a rail pass with a validity of 5 days within 1 month. If you activate your rail pass on the 1st of the month, you can travel on the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 12th and 30th of this month.

Rail pass benefits

Most rail passes include discounts and bonuses. Save money and make the most of your trip with your rail pass.
When available you will get hotel discounts, free entrance to museums, discounted boat trips and more.

Interactive Rail Map

The Interactive Travel Map will allow you to plan your trip easily in Europe. Type-in your itinerary or choose it directly from the map. You can even provide your travel dates to view trains and fares related to your itinerary.

The BritRail Central Scotland Pass provides unlimited rail travel between the main stations of central Scotland and all intermediate stations: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Queen Street, North Berwick, Bathgate, Dunblane, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, The Fife Circle, Markinch, and Falkirk.

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