The freedom to travel whenever you want
Anytime tickets allow you to buy a Single, Day Return, or Open Return journey starting at any time, and on any day. There’s no need to book in advance. Simply buy a ticket and get on board.
It’s a flexible way to travel by train. You can even break your journey at stations along your chosen route. Be sure to use your Railcard to for cheap tickets. Under 5s also travel free, and there’s a 50% discount for 5-to-15-year-olds.
Buying Anytime tickets
You can buy Anytime tickets online, with the ScotRail app, via a ticket vending machine, at a ticket office, or by phone on 0344 811 0141.
What you need to know
For Single and Day Returns, you must travel on the date shown on your ticket. For Open Returns, your outward journey must be within 5 days of the date shown on your ticket, with the return journey taken within a month of the date shown.
If you need to change your ticket or get a refund, there’s a £10 admin fee.
Anytime tickets give you the freedom to travel whenever you want. You can buy a Single, Day Return, or Open Return ticket for train journeys on any day, and at any time.
The flexibility of Anytime tickets means you don’t have to book them in advance. Simply buy a ticket on the day and hop aboard. You can also break your journey up at stations along the route.
Anytime tickets can be bought online, on the ScotRail app, and at any ScotRail ticket office. You can also buy tickets on the phone by calling 0344 811 0141.
Single and Day Returns are only valid for travel on the date on your ticket. For Open Returns you must ensure that your outward journey is taken within 5 days, and your return journey within a month, of the date shown on the ticket.
You can change your ticket and get a refund. This incurs a £10 admin fee.
Anytime tickets qualify for Railcard discounts. Under 5s travel free and there’s a 50% discount for 5-15 year olds.
First Class ticket upgrades are available on selected city-to-city routes. You can buy a First Class ticket in advance and some routes allow you to upgrade on the train.
First Class Anytime Single tickets are valid for travel within two days of the date shown on your ticket.
Seat Reservations are not available on the majority of ScotRail services. You can reserve a seat on some longer journeys, up to 12 weeks before you travel.