Travel advice for major events

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

There's plenty to look forward to year-round in Scotland.

Here we'll pick out some of the very top events currently on the horizon, with tips on reaching them by train.

Our top tips for travelling to events:

  1. Buy your ticket before you board. You’ll need a valid ticket for travel, and checks will be in place at many stations.
  2. Check your train times. Remember to leave time to catch any connecting services that you need.
  3. Listen up! We’ll have extra staff on the ground to help things go smoothly. To help them help you, please listen to their instructions.
  4. Download the ScotRail app. You can use it to buy tickets, check train times, and see live service information.
  5. Don’t leave it too late. Services will be busy, and you might not be able to board your first choice of train.

Pedal for Scotland, 10 September

Nearest stations are Edinburgh Park and Haymarket.

Cycle spaces on services are limited, and will be available on a first come, first served basis only. While extra carriages have been added to services between Edinburgh and Helensburgh (via Bathgate and Glasgow Queen Street low level), services are expected to be very busy. Read more about bikes on trains here.

Largs Viking Festival, Largs Promenade, 2-10 September

Nearest station is Largs. Services run direct from Glasgow Central.

Due to other events in Ayrshire on the weekend of 2-3 September, trains could be busy, so plan your travel in advance and allow plenty of time for your journey. Customers arriving from Ayr will change at Kilwinning for services to Largs.