Central Scotland Rover

Explore Scotland’s biggest cities, and take a trip or two to some great attractions on their doorstep.

Whether you’re a foodie, historical buff or thrill seeker, there’s plenty to keep you occupied with this three-day travel pass – all for £39.

Some of Edinburgh’s attractions are quite simply a must see, like the ancient castle and historic Royal Mile. But it’s not all about the past. Visit the new town for some grand Georgian architecture and great eating spots. You’ll find an eclectic eating choice in Glasgow too – all the way from the gallery of Modern Art in the city centre, to the Kelvingrove museum in the west end.

If you’re more of a country type, your Rover pass can take you to the surrounding area too. The Kelpies in Falkirk, the world heritage site at Lanark and North Berwick beach are all within your grasp.

Unlock the Central Scotland Rover

Buy your travel pass

Get three consecutive days’ unlimited travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh and the surrounding area, including the Glasgow Subway for £39.

Benefits

  • Great value
  • Flexible – you choose when to travel
  • Includes travel on the Glasgow Subway
  • No need to book in advance
  • Discounts for Railcard users
  • ​Free travel for under 5s, and half price for children aged 5-15
  • Hop on-hop off as much as you like

Need to know

  • Only valid for Standard Class on ScotRail trains
  • You can travel at any time, except on weekday trains before 09.15
  • The three-day period starts on the first day of travel
  • There’s a £10 admin fee for changes or refunds

You can use the Central Scotland Rover on these ScotRail services:

  • Glasgow-Edinburgh services via either Falkirk High or Shotts
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh to Alloa and Dunblane
  • Glasgow Central or Queen Street to Partick
  • Cumbernauld/Falkirk Grahamston services
  • Edinburgh to North Berwick
  • Fife Circle as far as Markinch

You can also enjoy unlimited travel on the Glasgow SPT Subway.

Use your Central Scotland Rover travel pass in the same way you would any other train ticket. You can get off and rejoin the train at any station included in the routes. To use the Glasgow Subway, show your travel pass at the Subway ticket desk.

You can buy the Central Scotland Rover:

  • From the ticket office at any staffed station
  • By phone on 0344 811 0141
  • As an M-Pass mobile ticket – find out more

Buy Central Scotland Rover M-Pass

Fill out the form to buy M-Pass mobile tickets delivered to your phone.

What it is

The M-Pass is a mobile ticket delivered to your phone.

Pass activation

After purchase you’ll receive an email with a link to activate your M-Pass and select your travel dates. The email will come from our partner ACP Rail International (sender: [email protected])

Your travel dates must be:

  • UK residents: within three months of the purchase date
  • International visitors: within 11 months of the purchase date

Activate your pass when your travel dates are confirmed. You cannot make changes or get a refund after activation.

Pass delivery

Once you’ve activated your M-Pass, you’ll receive another email with the pass attached as a PDF file.

Before you travel download this M-Pass directly to your mobile phone.

You will need to show the M-Pass on your phone to station and on-train staff on request. Printouts are not accepted. You must also show valid photo ID.

Refunds

  • The M-Pass is non-refundable once you've clicked "Activate" on the activation website
  • You can apply for a refund, subject to a £10 administration fee, for each unused (unactivated) M-Pass cancelled before the expiry date
  • To apply for a refund contact ACP Rail International at [email protected] and quote your transaction ID number (PNR)

You get three consecutive days of unlimited Off-Peak travel.

  • on Glasgow-Alloa/Dunblane services
  • on Edinburgh-Alloa/Dunblane services
  • on the Glasgow-Edinburgh services via either Falkirk High or Shotts
  • East of Partick on the Helensburgh-Edinburgh and Argyle Line routes (ie NOT on stations between Helensburgh or Milngavie-Partick)
  • on the Cumbernauld/Falkirk Grahamston services
  • on the Edinburgh-North Berwick route
  • on the Fife Circle as far as Markinch
  • on the SPT subway

Please note that the Central Scotland Rover is not valid on the Borders Railway.

Download the route map

  • The Central Scotland Rover gives you unlimited travel on ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow, including intermediate stations
  • Present your ticket at Glasgow Underground stations and get a ticket for free travel on the subway

Download the Central Scotland Rover route map

  • From the ticket office at any staffed station
  • By phone on 0344 811 0141
  • Online, as an M-Pass mobile ticket

Anytime over the weekend and Monday to Friday, except on services departing before 09:15.

No, there's no need to book in advance.

No, Travel passes are flexible so you don't need a reservation.

Standard National Railcard discounts apply to full-priced travel passes (EXCEPT the Glasgow or Edinburgh Days Out travel pass).

National Railcards include: 16-25, Disabled Persons Railcard, Family & Friends, HM Forces, Senior and Two Together Railcards.

Yes, there's a 50% discount for children aged 5-15 and under 5's travel free.

With the Glasgow or Edinburgh Days Out travel passes, family tickets (two adults and two children) are also available.

No, you can't upgrade to First Class on any of our travel passes.

Yes, you can get a refund, subject to a £10 administration fee, for each unused ticket given back to us before the date of travel.

Yes, you have unlimited travel, but you can't change the travel validity period of travel passes.

Yes, you have the freedom to break up your journey as long as your travel pass is still valid.