Group discounts

Travelling with friends or family?

Leave the car at home and go by train. Save money if you travel as a group of three or more, and save yourself the hassle of choosing a designated driver.

Got a city break planned with your pals? Save on train tickets when three or four of you travel together.

Book early for the best fares – up to 12 weeks ahead. There's limited availability so the further in advance you book, the more chance you have of securing a Friends Fare ticket.

Where to buy

  • Online
  • From a ticket office at a staffed station
  • By phone on 0344 811 0141
  • From a Rail Appointed Travel Agent

Benefits

  • Travel as a group of 3 or 4 people and save money
  • Book up to 12 weeks in advance - subject to availability
  • Sit together, with group seat reservations
  • Available on these routes:
    • Aberdeen - Inverness
    • Aberdeen - Edinburgh/Glasgow
    • Inverness - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Don't forget

  • It’s a return ticket, only valid for the trains you book
  • You must book outward and return travel at time of purchase
  • Everyone must travel together there and back
  • Non-refundable and a £10 admin fee applies to any changes, plus any difference in fare
  • You can’t add Railcard discounts or upgrade to First Class
  • You can't break your journey except to change trains

Taking a day trip as a group of three, four or five people? Save up to 1/3 on Off-Peak Day Return train tickets with GroupSave.

Check availability first: GroupSave might not be available for peak dates, such as large events.

Routes

  • Glasgow to Edinburgh (all routes)
  • Dunblane/Stirling to Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Alloa to Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Motherwell to Edinburgh

Where to buy

  • By phone on 0344 811 0141
  • From a ticket office at a staffed station
  • On-train when boarding at a station where there are no booking facilities

Benefits

  • 1/3 off ticket price when travelling with three to five people
  • There's no need to book in advance
  • Travel anytime at the weekend
  • Travel on off-peak trains Monday to Friday
    Off-peak generally means after 9.15am with some additional restrictions in the evening peak

Don't forget

  • You must all travel together on both the outward and return journey
  • It’s only available for Standard Class
  • You can't get Railcard or child discounts
  • You can’t break your journey, except to change trains
  • It’s not valid on CrossCountry trains
  • There’s a £10 admin fee for changes or refunds

Get up to 20% off when you travel with a group of ten people or more.

No designated drivers, no convoys and no missed turnings – ditching the cars and taking the train means you can sit back and relax with friends and family.

Where to buy

Book at least 21 days in advance by phone or email.

Call us now on 0344 811 0141 or email [email protected]

Benefits

  • Get up to 20% off when you travel with a group of ten or more
  • Book Group Travel with any of these tickets:
    • Off-Peak Day Return
    • Off-Peak Return
    • Anytime Day Single or Return

Don't forget

  • All rates are subject to availability
  • You need to book at least 21 days in advance so we have time to get your tickets to you
  • You can change your travel plans not less than ten days before outbound travel, subject to availability
  • There's a £10 admin fee for changes or refunds