Planning your cycle rail journey


Plan your cycle and rail journey with PlusBike.

National Rail's PlusBike service provides tailored information on your journey or by station. It covers everything from:

  • Cycle facilities at stations and the number of cycle parking spaces
  • Cycle hire at stations or nearby with links to their websites
  • Cycle carriage rules, including taking bikes on the trains specific to your journey
  • And whether you need to reserve a cycle space on board

Find out more about PlusBike and plan your journey

Cycle hire

We've partnered with cycle hire companies in Mallaig, Blair Atholl, Inverness, Oban, Elgin and Fort William to bring you great discounts. Just show your ScotRail ticket in the cycle hire shop or follow the instructions below to enter the relevant code.

Explore the stunning landscapes around Blair Atholl by bike. Find Blair Atholl Bike Hire within the 'Food in the Park' cafe behind the museum.

Here’s how to get your 10% discount on a full or half-day hire:

  • Call ahead on 01796 481500 to check availability
  • Show your valid rail ticket when you get there

For more information call 01796 481500 or visit

Terms & conditions

  • Call the Blair Atholl Bike Hire contact number, 01796 481500, at least one hour before the commencement of the hire to register and check availability of cycles
  • To obtain the 10% discount you must show a valid rail ticket to the Blair Atholl Bike Hire staff
  • All hire arrangements will be between you and Blair Atholl Bike Hire
  • Payment for the hire is made directly to Blair Atholl Bike Hire
  • Blair Atholl Bike Hire will provide all the extra kit, like a cycle helmet, basic accessories such as puncture repair kit, pump etc, and contact details in case of breakdown
  • Blair Atholl Bike Hire is responsible for the condition of the equipment supplied

Get 10% off cycle hire at Ticket to Ride, or 15% off with a Spirit of Scotland travel pass . All you need is a valid rail ticket.

Ticket to Ride will even meet you at the train station, with the bike. There’s no charge for this at Dingwall, Elgin and Aviemore. What's more, if you travel from Inverness to Fort William, you can leave the bike with Nevis Cycles in Fort William. Handy!

Call Ticket to Ride on 01463 419160, giving at least four hours notice and hold on to your rail ticket to get your discount.

For more information and full terms and conditions of cycle hire, visit

Get 10% off at Nevis Cycles with a valid rail ticket, or 15% off with a Spirit of Scotland travel pass . Cycling to Inverness? Drop the bike off at Ticket to Ride, at no extra charge.

Nevis Cycles is located close to Fort William station - just show your valid rail ticket or Spirit of Scotland travel pass to claim your discount.

For more information call 01397 705555 or visit

Get 24 hours of free bike hire with Brompton in Inverness, Elgin and Oban when you use the code SCOTRAIL.

Simply download the Brompton Bike Hire app and register your details (have a card and form of ID handy). Apply the promo code (valid for 24 hours) and then hire a fully insured Brompton cycle from a locker that’s convenient to you and return when finished. Bikes can be kept for a further 24 hours, a week or longer, depending on the need, at just £5 a day.

Download the app:

Applying the promo code: Hit the settings button (top right) and select ‘Redeem code’. Simply enter SCOTRAIL and hit enter. 24 hours of credit will automatically be applied to your account.

Find your nearest Brompton location