Super Off-Peak Tickets

Super savings from a super ticket. Super Off-Peak Day Return tickets lets you enjoy the cheapest fares on our least busiest trains, and they’re now available on more routes than ever before!

Super Off-Peak tickets are available on more than 300 journeys across Scotland so it’s always worth checking your journey on Journey Planner or the ScotRail App before you travel to see if one of these super tickets could save you money.

When can you use a Super Off-Peak ticket?

For the majority of journeys, you can travel outbound and return anytime after 11:00, Monday to Friday with your Super Off-Peak ticket.

If Edinburgh Waverley, Haymarket, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street or Aberdeen is the start or end point of your journey, you can only use a Super Off-Peak ticket on services starting between 11:00 and 14:59, and after 20:00, Monday to Friday.

A Super Off-Peak ticket is a great way to save on your train fare if you fancy heading into town for an evening out!

How to get your Super Off-Peak ticket

Super Off-Peak tickets are only available on Smartcard or as an mTicket on your mobile device. They’re not available as paper tickets. Find out more about mTickets here.

If you don’t have a Smartcard and would like one, sign up for your free Smartcard here.

Take a look below to see if this super powered ticket is the perfect fit for your upcoming journey.

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Restricted travel times

For most journeys, Super Off-Peak tickets are valid for travel anytime after 11:00, Monday to Friday. If Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen is your start or end point, you can only travel between 11:00 and 14:59, and after 20:00, Monday to Friday.

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Refundable

Super Off-Peak Day Return tickets are eligible for refunds if you decide not to travel, however a £10 administration fee will be applied. You can cancel and refund your ticket by logging into your online account. For more information, read the “Trainline Conditions of Sale” on our Terms and Conditions page.

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Reservable seating

Reservable seating is available on some longer journeys when purchasing one of our Super Off-Peak Day Return tickets. However, please note, seat reservations are not available on the majority of ScotRail services. Click here to find out more about seat reservations.

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Non-transferable

Our Super Off-Peak Day Return tickets are non-transferable, meaning if you decide you can no longer use it, you cannot offer it to someone else.

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Purchase protection

Your Super Off-Peak Day Return ticket is protected by our Delay Repay guarantee, meaning you can claim compensation if your journey is delayed by 30 minutes or more. Read our full Delay Repay guarantee and relevant terms & conditions for more information.

What else do I need to know?

  • Only valid on ScotRail services on selected routes
  • Standard class only
  • Buy any time before travel
  • Discounts when you use your railcard
  • Use Journey Planner or the ScotRail app to see if there’s a Super Off-Peak ticket available for your chosen route

Here are some examples:

  • Inverness – Perth £23 (saving £5.80)

  • Dundee – Kirkcaldy £12.40 (saving £3.10)

  • Arbroath – Perth £11.70 (saving £2.90)

  • Aberdour – Edinburgh £6.20 (saving £1.50)

How to buy your ticket

  • Via the ScotRail app – purchase and download to Smartcard or as an mTicket

  • Online – purchase and download to Smartcard

  • Add to Smartcard at any ScotRail ticket office, including the main ticket office at Edinburgh Waverley

  • Purchase and load to Smartcard at our ticket vending machines

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Smart tickets and mTickets

Super Off-Peak Day Return tickets are available on a Smartcard or as an mTicket only.

Travel times

For most journeys, Super Off-Peak tickets are valid for travel anytime after 11:00, Monday to Friday. If Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen is your starting point, you can only travel between 11:00 and 14:59, and after 20:00, Monday to Friday.

Free child travel

Children under the age of five travel for free on all ScotRail services. Half price tickets for children aged 5 to 15. Kids for a Quid ticket is not available with Super Off-Peak Day Returns.

Use it on

Super Off-Peak tickets are available on more than 300 journeys across Scotland. Please use Journey Planner or the ScotRail app to check if the ticket is available for your journey.

Return travel

You must return on the same day as your outward journey.

Buying your ticket

Buy in advance or on the day of your journey.

Seat reservations

There’s no reserved seating on most ScotRail services. You can reserve a seat for some longer journeys up to 12 weeks before you travel.

First class upgrade

No upgrades available with Super Off-Peak Day Returns.

Railcard discounts

Yes, with all national railcards for standard class travel. Club 50 members cannot get discounts on Super Off-Peak Day Returns.