Leisure

Whether you're exploring Scotland, taking a weekend away, or shopping with friends, you can find great deals and savings on your travel with ScotRail.

Choose from our great range of tickets below.

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Enjoy great savings and hassle free travel when you book in advance on your own or with friends.

What are the benefits?

  • Save up to an incredible 75% when you book ahead
  • Get the best fare with flexible single journey pricing
  • Enjoy standard National Railcard discounts on what's already a great value fare

How can I buy my ticket?

  • You can buy them online
  • Over the phone on 0344 811 0141
  • From a ticket office at a staffed station
  • Or from Rail Appointed Travel Agents

When can I travel?

  • You can travel on a range of services seven days a week
  • Your Advance Single is only valid on the train journey shown on your ticket
  • Advance Single tickets are sold on a single one way journey basis, so for your return, simply purchase another single ticket separately

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What are the benefits?

  • Travel as a group of three or four and save money on all your tickets
  • There's no designated driver needed - just sit back, relax and plan the trip ahead

How can I buy my ticket?

  • You can buy them online
  • Over the phone on 0344 811 0141
  • From a ticket office at a staffed station
  • Or from Rail Appointed Travel Agents

When can I travel?

  • You can travel on a range of services every day of the week
  • Your Friends Fare ticket is only valid for the train journeys shown on your ticket
  • Return travel is valid for one month from the date of outward travel
  • Both outward and return travel must be booked at time of purchase and seats will be reserved for your group
  • All members of the group must travel together on both the outward and return journeys

Which routes can I travel on?
Enjoy Standard Class travel on ScotRail services for the following routes:

  • Aberdeen to Inverness
  • Aberdeen to Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Inverness to Edinburgh/Glasgow

Do I need to book in advance?
Yes, Friends Fare tickets must be booked no later than 6.00pm the day before travel.

Is the ticket subject to availability?
Yes, so book early to make sure you get the ticket you want.

Do I need to make a reservation?
Yes, seats will be reserved for your group on your chosen trains at the time of purchase.

Do railcard discounts apply?
No, railcard discounts aren't valid with Friends Fare.

Do child discounts apply?
No, but children aged 5-15 are classed as one person and under 5's travel free.

Can I upgrade to First Class?
No, not with Friends Fare

Can I get a refund?
No, refunds aren't available with this ticket.

Can I make a change to my travel plans?
You can change your travel plans before the outward journey for a £10 administration fee for each ticket.

Can I break my journey?
No, you can't break up your journey unless it's for connectional purposes.

Off-Peak tickets are for trains that are less busy, offering you cheaper fares and flexibility with no need to book in advance.

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What are the benefits?

  • Off-Peak fares save you money by travelling on trains that are less busy
  • You can buy Off-Peak Return tickets any time before you travel
  • There’s no need to book in advance

How can I buy my ticket?

  • You can buy your ticket online
  • From a ticket vending machine at stations
  • Over the phone on 0344 811 0141
  • From the ticket office at a staffed station
  • On-train when boarding at a station where there are no booking facilities
  • From Rail Appointed Travel Agents

When can I travel?

  • You can travel anytime at the weekend
  • Travel Monday to Friday on trains departing after 9.15am (or earlier on some routes)
  • Outward travel must be made on the date shown on your outward ticket
  • Return journeys must be made within one month from the date shown on your outward ticket
  • For Off-Peak Day Returns you must return on the date shown on your outward ticket
  • There may be some restrictions in the evening peak so check before travelling

Which routes can I travel on?
Off-Peak tickets are available on all operators' services for Standard Class travel on all shorter distance routes.

Do I need to book in advance?
No, there's no need to book in advance.

Is the ticket subject to availability?
No, not at all.

Do I need to make a reservation?
You don't need to, but you can reserve a seat on selected services.

Do railcard discounts apply?
Yes, all Standard National Railcard discounts apply.

Do child discounts apply?
Yes, there’s a 50% discount for children aged 5-15 and under 5's travel free.

Can I upgrade to First Class?
Yes, absolutely.

Can I get a refund?
Yes, there's a £10 administration fee for unused tickets up to 28 days after the expiry of ticket.

Can I make a change to my travel plans?
Yes, you can change your travel plans before the outward journey for a £10 administration fee.

Can I break my journey?
Yes, you can break your journey at stations along the route you're travelling.

Our Super Off-Peak Day Return tickets are available exclusively on Smartcard.

These tickets offer great value for money for travel when trains are less busy. Get our cheapest fares and flexibility, whether you purchase in advance or load onto your Smartcard on the day.

What are the benefits?

  • Get our cheapest fares on specific journeys, when trains are less busy
  • Buy tickets any time before you travel
  • Super Off-Peak Day Return tickets are loaded onto your Smartcard for a seamless journey experience

How can I buy my ticket?

Super Off-Peak Day Return tickets are available exclusively on Smartcard.

When can I travel?

  • Monday – Friday on trains departing from 11:00 - 15:00 and after 20:00
  • You must return on the same date as your outward journey

Which routes can I travel on?

  • Available on journeys to/from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen that have an Off-Peak Day Return
  • Super Off-Peak Day Returns are available for Standard Class travel on ScotRail services only

Do I need to book in advance?

No, there’s no need to book in advance. Just load your ticket onto your Smartcard any time before you travel.

Is the ticket subject to availability?

No, not at all.

Do I need to make a reservation?

You don’t need to, but you can reserve a seat on longer distance services.

Do rail discounts apply?

Yes, all Standard National Railcard discounts apply.

Do child discounts apply?

There’s a 50% discount for children aged 5 – 15 with a Child Smartcard and under 5’s travel for free.

Can I upgrade to First Class?

First Class upgrades aren’t available on Super Off-Peak Day Return tickets.

Can I get a refund?

Refunds are available online, subject to a £10 administration fee, on unused tickets surrendered before the date of outward travel.

Can I make a change to my travel plans?

Yes, you can change your travel plans before the outward journey for a £10 administration fee.

Can I break my journey?

Yes, you can break your journey at stations along the route you’re travelling.

Plan a family day out and bring the kids for free.

Find out more, including fantastic deals and great day out ideas, by visiting our Kids Go Free pages

Enjoy discounts of up to 20% when you travel with a group of 10 or more.

Taking the train means you can sit back and take in the view with family and friends.

When can I book Group Travel?
Rates are subject to availability, but you can book Group Travel in conjunction with any of the following tickets:

  • Off-Peak Day Return
  • Off-Peak Return
  • Anytime Day Single or Return

How can I book Group Travel?
Call our Telesales team directly on 0344 811 0141 and we'll book your tickets for you. You need to book at least 21 days in advance of travel so we have time to get your tickets to you.

You can make great group savings when travelling with family or friends, so start booking that trip away and check out the fantastic deals on offer.

What are the benefits?

  • 3, 4 or 5 can travel and enjoy a third off the ticket price
  • Organise great value travel for the day, completely hassle free
  • Travel together, have a fun day out and save money
  • There's no need to book in advance
  • Sit back, relax and plan the day ahead together

How can I buy my ticket?

  • Over the phone on 0344 811 0141
  • From a ticket office at a staffed station

When can I travel?

  • You can travel anytime at the weekend and on off-peak trains Monday to Friday
  • Off-peak generally means after 9.15am with some additional restrictions in the evening peak
  • Check dates before travelling as certain peak days might be not valid
  • Outward and return travel must be made on the same day
  • All members of the group must travel together on both the outward and return journey

Which routes can I travel on?
You can travel on all operators' services (except Cross Country) in Standard Class on the following routes:

  • Glasgow to Edinburgh (all routes)
  • Dunblane to Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Stirling to Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Alloa to Glasgow or Edinburgh

Do I need to book in advance?
No, there's no need to book in advance.

Is the ticket subject to availability?
No, but we do reserve the right to remove the option for GroupSave tickets during times of expected high demand such as large events.

Do I need to make a reservation?
There's no need to reserve your seats.

Do railcard discounts apply?
No, because you're already making great savings.

Do child discounts apply?
No, but children aged 5-15 are classed as one person and under 5's travel free.

Can I upgrade to First Class?
No, not with GroupSave.

Can I get a refund?
Yes, there’s a £10 administration fee for unused tickets up to 28 days after the expiry of ticket.

Can I make a change to my travel plans?
Yes, you can change your travel plans before the outward journey for a £10 administration fee.

Can I break my journey?
No, you can't break your journey unless it's for connectional purposes.

Plan a family day out with our Kids Go Free ticket.

Travel off-peak any day of the week and up to two children aged 5-15 can travel free with each adult.

Find out more, including fantastic deals and great days out ideas by visiting our Kids Go Free pages

What are the benefits?

  • Travel as a group of three or four and save money on all your tickets
  • There's no designated driver needed - just sit back, relax and plan the trip ahead

How can I buy my ticket?

  • You can buy them online
  • Over the phone on 0344 811 0141
  • From a ticket office at a staffed station
  • Or from Rail Appointed Travel Agents

When can I travel?

  • You can travel on a range of services every day of the week
  • Your Friends Fare ticket is only valid for the train journeys shown on your ticket
  • Both outward and return travel must be booked at time of purchase and seats will be reserved for your group
  • All members of the group must travel together on both the outward and return journeys

Which routes can I travel on?
Enjoy Standard Class travel on ScotRail services for the following routes:

  • Aberdeen to Inverness
  • Aberdeen to Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Inverness to Edinburgh/Glasgow

Do I need to book in advance?
Yes, Friends Fare tickets must be booked no later than 6.00pm the day before travel.

Is the ticket subject to availability?
Yes, so book early to make sure you gets the ticket you want.

Do I need to make a reservation?
Yes, seats will be reserved for your group on your chosen trains at the time of purchase.

Do railcard discounts apply?
No, railcard discounts aren't valid with Friends Fare.

Do child discounts apply?
No, but children aged 5-15 are classed as one person and under 5's travel free.

Can I upgrade to First Class?
No, not with Friends Fare

Can I get a refund?
No, refunds aren't available with this ticket.

Can I make a change to my travel plans?
You can change your travel plans before the outward journey for a £10 administration fee for each ticket.

Can I break my journey?
No, you can't break up your journey unless it's for connectional purposes.

Railcards can help you make great savings if you travel regularly. There's a wide range for you to choose from - take a look below and see if you could save.

With a Two Together Railcard you get savings of 1/3 on fares across Britain, for any two named people aged 16 or over who travel together.

Find out more at www.twotogether-railcard.co.uk

You can save 1/3 on fares across Britain for you and a companion with a Disabled Persons Railcard.

To find out more and see if you're eligible visit www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk

If you're aged 16-25 or are studying full time, you can get 1/3 off all train travel for just £30 a year.

Find out more at www.16-25railcard.co.uk

For £30 a year, you can get 1/3 off train travel for up to four adults and 60% off for up to four kids.

Find out more at www.familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk

If you’re over 60 you can save 1/3 on your train fares.

Find out more at www.senior-railcard.co.uk

If you're aged 16-18 and have a Young Scot National Entitlement Card, you can get fantastic discounts on your train travel in Scotland. This includes 1/3 off most rail fares and 50% off weekly and monthly tickets.

To find out more or to apply for your card, visit www.youngscot.org/card

A Highland Railcard can save you 50% on selected routes. When you use it, up to two kids can travel for a flat fare of only £2 return each.

The Highland Railcard is available on selected routes for people living in selected postcodes.

Find out more and apply

We have a range of travel passes to help you take in the beauty of Scotland with unlimited train travel and journeys by coach, bus and ferry.

These tickets are flexible so you get to move around Scotland at your own pace, choosing the days you travel on.

Travel throughout Scotland, exploring the many incredible places we have to offer. Get four days of unlimited travel over eight consecutive days for £134.00 or eight out of 15 days for £179.70.

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Take a breathtaking journey through the North and West Highlands with four days of unlimited travel over eight consecutive days for £81.50.

Find out more

Take in the hustle and bustle of Glasgow and Edinburgh with three days of unlimited travel over seven consecutive days for £36.30.

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What are the benefits?

  • With Weekend First you can upgrade to First Class on Saturdays and Sundays
  • There's no need to book in advance
  • You get a great deal on travelling First Class

How can I buy my ticket?
Weekend First can only be purchased on train from the conductor, subject to availability.

When can I travel?
Weekend First is available on Saturdays and Sundays only.

Which tickets can I use Weekend First with?
Weekend First is valid in conjunction with the following ticket types:

  • Anytime
  • Anytime Day
  • Off-Peak Return
  • Off-Peak Day Return
  • Super Off-Peak Return

They cannot be used in conjunction with:

  • Travelpasses
  • Season tickets
  • Flexipass
  • Friends Fare
  • GroupSave
  • Kids Go Free
  • Or on special promotional fares such as Club50

Which routes can I travel on?
Weekend First is available on the following routes:

  • Edinburgh - Glasgow Queen Street
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow - Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow - Inverness
  • Aberdeen - Inverness

Do I need to book in advance or make a reservation?
No, Weekend First is only available on-train

Is the ticket subject to availability?
Weekend First is subject to the availability of First Class seating.

Do railcard discounts apply?
You can't use Standard National Railcard discounts with Weekend First.

Do child discounts apply?
No, kids don't get a discount with Weekend First.

Can I get a refund?
No, refunds aren't available.

Can I make a change to my travel plans?
No, you can't change your travel plans.

Can I break my journey?
Only for connectional purposes.

What is Rail & Sail?
Rail & Sail tickets combine train and ferry travel into one ticket, making it more convenient and better value to explore some incredible destinations across Scotland.

How can I buy my ticket?

Rail & Sail to the Northern Isles
Discover the beauty of the Orkney and Shetland isles and travel from stations in Scotland to:

  • Kirkwall (Orkney Isles) via Aberdeen
  • Kirkwall (Orkney Isles) via Thurso and Scrabster
  • Lerwick (Shetland Isles) via Aberdeen
  • Stromness (Orkney Isles) via Thurso and Scrabster

We even include taxi transfer between Thurso and Scrabster. You can book your taxi on 01847 893 434.

There's no need to book in advance but your ticket will be subject to availability based on ferry capacity.

Rail & Sail to the Western Isles
There are some incredible islands to explore off the scenic West Coast. Travel from stations in Scotland to:

  • Craignure (Mull) via Oban
  • Castlebay (Barra) via Oban
  • Lochboisdale (South Uist) via Oban
  • Armadale (Skye) via Mallaig
  • Stornoway (Lewis) via Inverness (Scottish Citylink coach from Inverness to Ullapool)

Off-Peak Returns don’t need to be booked in advance but are subject to availability based on ferry capacity.

Rail & Sail to the Clyde Coast
You can have an adventurous day out visiting Firth and Clyde with a Rail & Sail Clyde Coast ticket. You can travel from stations in Scotland to:

  • Dunoon (Cowal) via Gourock
  • Rothesay (Bute) via Weymss Bay
  • Briodick (Arran) via Ardrossan Harbour

There's no need to book in advance but your ticket will be subject to availability based on ferry capacity.

Rail & Sail to Belfast
You can visit the wonderful city of Belfast with no baggage check ins or airport transfers. Travel from any station in Scotland to Belfast via Ayr and Cairnryan.

Coach links to the Stena ferry at Cairnryan are included in your ticket price. You'll need to book in advance and outward rail travel is only valid on the date shown on your ticket.

You won't be able to take pets with you and travel is subject to availability based on ferry capacity.

Other information

  • Child discounts of 50% apply and under 5s go free
  • You can change your ticket or get a refund before the date of travel for an admin fee of £10
  • You won’t be able to upgrade to First Class
  • Railcards don't apply unless you're doing the Rail & Sail to Belfast, where Senior and 16-25 Railcards can be used
  • You can break up your journey along the route of travel
  • Your journey is available on all rail operators' services

Visiting Scotland
There's no better way to see Scotland than by train. If you're visiting us from overseas, why not explore with ScotRail.

How to I book my travel?
To buy tickets for travel with ScotRail visit www.britrail.net