Due to the current global pandemic, Rail Europe is taking all precautionary measures to keep our employees and communities safe. Electronic passes (Swiss Travel Pass, Britrail England and Renfe) are still available for purchase. We have temporarily suspended the sale, printing and shipping of all paper travel documents (including EURAIL).

BritRail

Britrail South West Pass

Explore London, Bath, Oxford, and more by train with one great rail pass

  • Travel on the national rail network of Britain covering south west England 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
  • Discounted Youth (under 26 and Senior (60+) passes
  • Multi-person Saver discount for 3-9 passengers traveling together
  • Flexible: choose where you want to go, and when

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 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 33 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.

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 South West Pass


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FAQ

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. What’s the difference between a seat reservation and a train ticket?

  • Q. How do I travel with a print at the station e-ticket?

  • Q. Can I request preferences for assigning my seat, such as a forward facing seat, a window, or an aisle?

  • Q. In the event of a strike, is my rail pass covered under the Rail Protection Plan™?

  • Q. Is it possible to have travellers of different genders in the same sleeping compartment?

  • Q. Can I book group fares online?

  • Q. Do I need to show my passport to board the train?

  • Q. What food and drink options are on board?

  • Q. Can I customize my group trip (meals on board, train station transfers)?

  • Q. How can I tell whether or not I have a reserved seat on board?

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raileurope protection plan
We've got you covered, add Rail Europe's Rail Protection Plan to your booking. We offer an exclusive Rail Protection Plan™ that gives you the flexibility to change your train ticket, rail pass, reservation and select activities with no questions asked. You'll also be protected in the event of a railroad strike for train tickets, and in the case of loss or theft of paper tickets, rail passes, city passes or tours.

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