ScotRail’s half-price ticket offer returns for Scotland’s students

Last updated: Friday, 24 March 2023

Students in Scotland are set to benefit from a fares boost thanks to the return of ScotRail’s half-price ticket offer next week.

The offer will see the train operator cut its prices through Spring and Easter with a massive 50 per cent discount on train tickets across Scotland’s Railway.

College and university students will be able to take advantage of half-price Off-Peak tickets on ScotRail services from Monday, 27 March 2023 until Sunday, 30 April 2023.

Available on all Off-Peak tickets, except Super Off-Peak Day Return tickets, students will save whatever their plans this Spring.

Customers who buy Off-Peak return tickets will have up to one month to use the return portion of their ticket – up to Monday, 29 May 2023 for tickets purchased on 30 April.

To take advantage of the savings, all students need to do is turn up at a staffed ticket office with their valid student photo ID, purchase their half-price ticket, and jump on board.

Tickets can also be purchased on-board trains if students are travelling from a station where no ticket office is available.

Full terms and conditions are available on the ScotRail website at

Claire Dickie, ScotRail Head of Retail, said:

“We’re delighted to pass on savings to students in Scotland once again, with the return of our half-price offer this Spring.

“With the longer days returning, it’s the perfect time to explore Scotland or take a well-earned break from studies and head into town with friends.

“Our half-price ticket offer will help students make the most of Spring and Easter.”