Glasgow Days Out

Enjoy two days of unlimited off-peak travel within around an hour of Scotland’s largest city.

The Glasgow Days Out travel pass is great for couples, groups and families – a family pass costs just £35 for two adults and two kids.

Glasgow was voted the friendliest city in the world by Rough Guides readers. Add in all the culture, museums, architecture and shopping, and you may never want to leave. But explore just a little outside the city, and you’ll be rewarded with lochside views, hills, beaches, castles, and even the engineering marvel of the Falkirk Wheel.

West central Scotland has an extensive railway network – the Days Out travel pass will take you to around 150 stations. Many historical buildings, parks and other attractions are within easy reach of a train station.

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Two consecutive days of unlimited Standard Class travel on services from Glasgow to stations within roughly one hour’s journey time. Adult tickets cost £18.50 and a family pass is £35.

Benefits

  • Use on ScotRail services to many destinations within around one hour of the city
  • No need to book in advance
  • Free travel for under 5s, half price for 5-15s
  • Hop on-hop off as much as you like

Need to know

  • ScotRail services, for Standard Class and off-peak travel only
  • The two-day period starts on the first day of travel
  • No Railcard discounts apply
  • There’s a £10 admin fee for changes or refunds

Glasgow’s famed for its hospitality, but you’ll find an equally warm welcome when you travel further afield. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Loch Lomond – get the train to Balloch for Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s most beautiful and iconic places
  • Ayr – a popular seaside resort, complete with esplanade and a long sandy beach. The Robert Burns Museum is on the outskirts of the town
  • Stirling – a historic city with an impressive castle and old town
  • Arran – the island known as ‘Scotland in miniature’ for its impressive landscapes and abundant local produce. Get the train to Ardrossan Harbour for the ferry
  • Falkirk – see The Kelpies, the Antonine Wall and the Falkirk Wheel

You can buy the Glasgow Days Out travel pass:

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

Buy Glasgow Days Out M-Pass

Fill out this 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 can travel for two consecutive days.

Travel on ScotRail off-peak services to many destinations within approx. one hour’s train travel from either Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Download the Glasgow/Edinburgh Days Out route map

From Glasgow

  • Helensburgh
  • Balloch (for Loch Lomond)
  • Milngavie (for West Highland Way)
  • Stirling
  • Falkirk
  • Lanark
  • East Kilbride
  • Ayr
  • Ardrossan Harbour (for ferries to Arran)
  • Largs (for ferries to Millport)
  • Wemyss Bay (for ferries to Rothesay, Bute)
  • Gourock (for ferries to Dunoon)

From Edinburgh

  • Stirling
  • Kirkcaldy
  • North Berwick
  • Borders Railway
  • Falkirk

If you plan to travel regularly between Glasgow and Edinburgh, you may be interested in our Central Scotland Rover

Weekends

You can travel on ScotRail services at any time of day.

Monday to Friday

You can travel on ScotRail services after 09:15 with the following restrictions during the evening peak:

The travel pass is not valid on services from Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh Waverley or Haymarket:

  • Departing after 16.42 and before 18.11*
  • 18.15 Edinburgh (18.21 Haymarket) to Glasgow Queen Street
  • 18.15 Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

*Except the 17.57 Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts – the Edinburgh Days Out travel pass can be used on this service as far as West Calder

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

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.