Glasgow or Edinburgh Days Out

Explore the city, then escape it.

With the Glasgow Days Out or Edinburgh Days Out travel passes you can enjoy two days of unlimited off-peak travel within around an hour of Scotland’s biggest cities.

From the shores of Loch Lomond and the Clyde coast, to the picturesque town of North Berwick in the east, these travel passes give you the chance to explore more for less. They're perfect for city breaks or weekend trips, and at £18 for an adult ticket, or £34 for a family pass (two adults and two children), they're incredible value too.

Key facts

Benefits

  • 2 days consecutive travel for £34 family ticket
  • Flexible: use on ScotRail services to many destinations within around one hour of each 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

Don't forget

  • Only valid on ScotRail services, for Standard Class and off-peak travel
  • Your travel is flexible, but the validity period is not: the 2-day period starts on the first day of travel
  • No Railcard discounts apply
  • There’s a £10 admin fee for changes or refunds

*See route maps for where you can travel on each travel pass.

Places to see

Glasgow Days Out Travel Pass

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

Explore more with the travel pass:

  • 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 – known as ‘Scotland in miniature’ for its impressive landscapes and abundant local produce. Get the train to Ardrossan Harbour for the ferry
  • Falkirk – go to see The Kelpies, the Antonine Wall and the Falkirk Wheel

Glasgow Days Out travel pass route map

Edinburgh Days Out Travel Pass

Visit Edinburgh for the Festival, the castle, the palace and the parliament – but don’t leave without exploring a little of the coast and country around Scotland’s capital. Delve into Sir Walter Scott country on the Borders Railway. Or head for the pretty coastal town of North Berwick, for boat trips to see vast seabird colonies, and the best lobster and chips you’ll find anywhere in the UK.

Explore more with the travel pass:

  • Borders Railway – Scotland’s newest railway takes you right to the heart of Sir Walter Scott country
  • Stirling – a historic city with an impressive castle and old town
  • Linlithgow – famed for its palace and connections with Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Falkirk – go to see The Kelpies, the Antonine Wall and the Falkirk Wheel
  • North Berwick – captivating seaside town with beach and bustling high street, excellent lobster and chips, and the Scottish Seabird Centre

Edinburgh Days Out travel pass route map

You can buy the Glasgow Days Out or Edinburgh City Days Out travel passes from:

Glasgow Days Out travel pass route map

Edinburgh Days Out travel pass route map

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

Winter 2017: the Grand Tour travel pass is suspended for winter from 22 October 2017. You'll be able to buy this ticket again from spring 2018.

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.