ScotRail launches new Open Return fares between Scotland's biggest cities

Last updated: Tuesday, 31 August 2021

ScotRail has launched two new Open Return fares between Scotland’s two biggest cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

From today, Monday 30 August, customers can now book return journeys between Glasgow and Edinburgh with the return ticket valid for up to one month.

The new fare has the option to travel any time of day for £30, or with off-peak travel only for £18.40.

Ticket can be bought and stored on the ScotRail app using the mTicket system, online at, in stations at a self-service ticket machine or ticket office and by phone.

Lesley Kane, ScotRail Commercial Director, said:

“This is another big step forward on the road to recovery from the pandemic.

“We have already made positive strides by reintroducing the First Class offering on board our trains and gradually reintroducing our hospitality service on the West Highland Line, but we know that we need to make changes to adapt to new travel patterns.”

“Remote working has meant less people using the trains to commute on a daily basis, but with staycations on the rise and people choosing not to travel abroad in the shorter term we hope to see more people choosing rail for leisure purposes.

“Our new Glasgow-Edinburgh Open Return tickets will benefit both the leisure and business market and I’m confident that these fares will help bring former customers back, and attract new ones, as we continue our work to ensure that Scotland’s Railway is fit for the future.”