ScotRail invites customers to get to the heart of it this Christmas by train

Last updated: Monday, 13 November 2023

ScotRail has launched a new campaign inviting people to experience the magic of Christmas by train, without breaking the bank.

Launched today (Monday, 13 November), the national advertising campaign ‘Christmas by train’ aims to make ScotRail the first choice for travel over the festive season.

From trips to the panto and the magic of the markets to great nights out and visiting friends and family, ScotRail can help customers get to the heart of it for less this Christmas when they travel by train.

The ScotRail Off-Peak All Day fares trial, running until March 2024, means customers will benefit from even cheaper train travel this festive season, with value-for-money tickets and discounts available throughout the day, including Kids for a Quid tickets and Club 50 discounts.

With Kids for a Quid, up to four children can travel for £1 return each with every adult, helping families enjoy memory making trips for less.

And those looking to get together over the festive season can make extra savings with GroupSave tickets extended to even more routes across Scotland. With GroupSave, those traveling in groups of three, four or five people can save up to a third on their train travel – available all day, every day as part of the Off-Peak All Day fares trial.

For those who haven’t quite filled the Christmas calendar yet, the ScotRail Inspiration Hub can help to find not only great days out, but also offers and promotions to keep the cost down at an expensive time of year.

More information on value fares this festive season, as well as inspirational ideas, is available at

Claire Dickie, ScotRail Interim Commercial Director, said:

"With such great value fares available, we want people to make the most of this festive season by choosing ScotRail.

“Customers can travel for less this Christmas with off-peak fares all day, every day. Combined with the expansion of GroupSave tickets or Kids of a Quid, when you travel by train, your ticket goes further than you think.

“Whether it’s shopping trips in town or experiencing magical moments at the panto with loved ones, we hope this campaign will inspire more people to choose rail this Christmas and get to the heart of it, by train.”


With GroupSave customers can save up to 1/3 when they travel in groups of three, four, or five.

Currently available on the following routes:

  • Glasgow - Edinburgh (all routes)
  • Dunblane/Stirling - Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Alloa - Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Motherwell - Edinburgh

Introduced on 6 November 2023, GroupSave is also now available for travel between the following stations:

  • Inverkeithing - Edinburgh
  • Tweedbank - Edinburgh
  • Kirkcaldy - Edinburgh
  • North Berwick - Edinburgh
  • Dunfermline - Edinburgh
  • Dalmeny - Edinburgh
  • Ayr - Glasgow
  • Perth - Glasgow
  • Dundee - Perth

During the Off-Peak fares all day long trial, customers can travel with GroupSave any time of the day.

GroupSave tickets can be bought from a booking office or on the train.