BritRail

BritRail Pass

Explore England, Scotland, and Wales by train with one great rail pass

  • Travel on the national rail networks of England, Scotland, and Wales
  • Freedom to take multiple train journeys per travel day
  • Issued as a paper document
  • 1 child (ages 5-15) travels free with full priced Adult or Senior
  • Discounted Youth (under 26 and Senior (60+) passes
  • Multi-person Saver discount for 3-9 passengers traveling together
  • Includes choice of one Airport Transfer: Gatwick Express, Heathrow Express or Stansted Express
  • Travel across borders quickly and easily

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WHO

WHAT


Overview

The BritRail Pass is the most complete rail pass to visit England, Scotland and Wales. In England, you will discover various cultures, world-known cities, prestigious football clubs and historical landmarks. The coastline of Wales, its particular customs and wild beaches will charm you in no time. If you are a nature love the Scottish highlands will delight you.

With the BritRail 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. BritRail 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 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 Pass is the key to have a hassle-free trip throughout England, Scotland and Wales.


Abellio Greater Anglia passengers walking beside the train.
Customer feedback Around the UK by train
« Five weeks travelling around the UK by train using an "any fifteen days in two months" first class BritRail Pass was brilliant. Covered the UK from end-to-end (Penzance to Wick) and side-to-side (Porthmadog to Lowestoft) The convenience of having a rail pass means you can pick any train and just jump on, no booking and no hassle. The best way to see the UK »

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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 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

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

More than just trains

  •  Main discounts and bonuses in BritRail Pass

  • Up to 20% off on participating Heritage Railways Association’s railways all over the United Kingdom

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From our travel community

Null I have received an error message when trying to purchase an 8 day britrail pass. I also have on hold a nice to Milan ticket.

arthur g. | 2016/03/08 answered | 0 Comments
Holyhead to keswick by train we want to train from holyhead to keswick. then train to thurso and then back to edinburgh. then to london. then to paris. then to lyon in france. then to milan italy. is this possible? we have allowed 7-8 days in the UK and 3 days to get to (...)

Keith W. | 2015/05/12 answered | 0 Comments
Best pass for italy/ france/england Hi I will be travelling with my family of 5 in June and July this year (2015) and I would like to know the best past and amount of days. These are the days needed for rail travel: 18 June- Rome to Venice 20 June- Venice to Florence 27 June- (...)

Danielle W. | 2015/02/26 answered | 0 Comments
Europe via rail april - june 2015 Hello, I was just wanting to ask for advice about the most cost effective way to travel through quite a few countries spanning 7 weeks, 53nights. We will travel always as a couple 1adult (26) and 1 youth (24). We travel from Paris - Brugge - (...)

Cassandra O. | 2015/02/24 answered | 0 Comments
2 senior adults which to travel england ireland scotland 2senior wish to travel England ,Ireland,Scotland &SWales by train for 1month app.which pass should we purchase.

Peter M. | 2015/02/15 answered | 0 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (11)
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    UK Holiday |
    "Excellent service. Trains on time and comfortable. Highly recommended. "

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    Seeing Britain stressfree |
    "My wife and I travelled to Britain in September and once again purchased our Britrail passes before travelling to the UK. We travelled by train from London to Glasgow, several day trips to Edinburgh from Glasgow, and then to London via Edinburgh. The passes also allowed us to just "pop on a train"on a whim and head off for a day trip or new destination. These trips are so easy using the Britrail pass. The convenience of the pass gives great freedom to explore. All trains were comfortable and well presented. The passes are a must in our travel documents and well worth the money. "

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    Britrail pass |
    "With the exception of my journey from Edinburgh to Inverness all trips made were on time and comfortable particularly Virgin trains from Inverness to London "

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    Fantastic |
    "We had no problems using the britrail pass. And we found out how much each trip would have cost separately so we definitely saved money with our britrail. We didn't have to reserve a seat and pay extra even when we chose to reserve a seat. The only criticism I have is the form the pass comes in. A piece of paper is really easily damaged and not convenient to carry around as it is in a large envelope type thing. A card or a smaller, more durable ticket would be a better and more manageable item to carry around, especially for those travelling for a long time. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Around the UK by train |
    "Five weeks travelling around the UK by train using an "any fifteen days in two months" first class BritRail Pass was brilliant. Covered the UK from end-to-end (Penzance to Wick) and side-to-side (Porthmadog to Lowestoft) The convenience of having a rail pass means you can pick any train and just jump on, no booking and no hassle. The best way to see the UK "

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