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BritRail

BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Scotland.
  • Children under 5 travel for free.

WHO

WHAT


Overview

The BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass is the most complete rail pass to visit Scotland. It offers the possibility to discover amazing landscapes while heading to popular destinations like Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen, Perth, and Stirling.

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

Hop on hop off trains to visit any place you want. The BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass gives you access to all trains, but remember that premium trains require a seat reservation. The Things to know section explains everything you need to know about seat reservations.

Enjoy the bonuses which are included in the BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass. You will get discounted fares for Heritage Railways Association’s trains, discounted ferry trips, free bus travel and more

The BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass is the key to have a hassle-free trip throughout Scotland.


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 28 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.

Use our Pass Finder

2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Taking local and regional trains allows you to explore at will. Simply board with your rail pass and choose any open seat. Reservations are required on most high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. We recommend always checking your desired journey 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

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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