BritRail

Britrail South West Pass

  • Unlimited travel the south west of England and Wales.
  • Children 5-15 years inclusive pay a reduced fare
  • Children under 5 travel for free.
  • Youth (16 - 25) discounts available

WHO

WHAT


Overview

The BritRail South West Pass is the most complete rail pass to visit the south west of Great Britain. Discover cozy seaside towns, beautiful landscapes and popular cities. Travel to cities such as Cardiff, Swansea, London, Bath, Oxford, Salisbury, Torquay, Bournemouth, Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance.

With the BritRail South West Pass, you can travel whenever you want! Take as many trains as you like, there is no limit on the distance you can travel in a day. BritRail South West Pass, to put it simply, offers unlimited travel in the south west of Britain, at a fixed price!

Hop on hop off trains to visit any place you want. The BritRail South West 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.

The BritRail South West Pass is the key to have a hassle-free trip in Britain’s south west region.


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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.

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Benefits

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FAQ

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. What other types of services are available at the station?

  • Q. My Rail Europe train tickets were not accepted by the conductor. What do I do?

  • Q. Once on the train platform, how can I find my car? Is there a difference between where first and second class carriages are located or how they look on the outside?

  • Q. My print at station e-ticket was lost or stolen after I printed it. Can I print it again?

  • Q. What should I do if the train is late?

  • Q. Why does my train ticket say “coach” if I bought a ticket in the First class or Premier Category?

  • Q. What should I do If I've already bought my rail pass, and now want to add another country?

  • Q. Can I get off the train and get back on later using my train ticket?

  • Q. Can I board the train if I forgot my rail pass but have my seat reservation?

  • Q. Should I buy my rail pass or train ticket before I leave for Europe?

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