Kids for a Quid

For the duration of the ‘Off-Peak fares all day long’ trial, which runs between 2 October 2023 and 31 March 2024, Kids for a Quid tickets are valid for travel all day, any day. Click here to find out more about this six-month trial.

Big savings on little adventures.

Keeping the little ones entertained doesn't need to break the bank. With our Kids for a Quid ticket up to four children can travel off-peak for just £1 return each with an adult. Available every day, all year round, making exploring with the family great value for money.

Kids for a Quid tickets are available with most adult tickets, including ScotRail Advance single tickets, Season Tickets or Flexipasses. Buy your ticket from the booking office or on the train.

Key benefits

  • Just £1 for each child’s ticket, valid for up to four children
  • Valid for use alongside ScotRail Singles, Returns, Season Tickets and Flexipass products
  • No need to book in advance — buy your Kids for a Quid ticket at the station ticket office, or when this isn't available, on the train.
  • Available for off-peak travel and weekends all year-round, including school holidays
  • Free entry for one child at top attractions

What you need to know

  • You can’t break your journey, unless you have to make a connection to reach your destination station.
  • Available to buy at station ticket offices. Only when this isn't available can the ticket be purchased on the train.
  • Valid for standard class travel.
  • Kids for a Quid is not valid on CrossCountry services.
  • Kids for a Quid is not valid on services to and from Lockerbie or Reston.
  • Kids for a Quid is not valid with LNER Advance single tickets.
  • Refunds or changes to tickets are not available with Kids for a Quid.
  • Children can't travel alone with a Kids for a Quid ticket.
  • Not valid with tourism/rover products.

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How to buy your ticket

  • At any ScotRail ticket office
  • When a ticket office isn't available, it can be purchased on the train

Please note: Kids for a Quid doesn't have to be purchased at the same time as an adult ticket. If you have purchased your ticket online or from a ticket vending machine, you can still add Kids for a Quid at a ScotRail ticket office. Only when a ticket office isn't available can the Kids for a Quid ticket be purchased on the train.

Travel times

Off-peak only. Generally, this means after 9.15 on weekdays and any time at the weekend.

Children travel for £1 return each.

You can take up to four children aged 5 to 15 when they travel with an adult. When you buy a ticket, you have to specify how many children will travel with you and you will be charged £1 per child per return journey. You don’t need to include children under age five, they travel for free on all ScotRail services.

Use it on

All ScotRail trains.

Not available

  • Journeys on CrossCountry services
  • Services to and from Lockerbie, and between Edinburgh and Dunbar
  • LNER Advance single tickets

Return travel

Buy a day return ticket if you’re coming back on the same day. An open return lets you come back on any day within one month.

Kids for a Quid can also be used in conjunction with Singles, Season Tickets, Flexipass and Club 50 discounted tickets.

Buying your ticket

Just buy a Kids for a Quid ticket at the ticket office and go. Not valid with tourism/rover products.

Seat reservations

There’s no need to reserve a seat on any ScotRail service. If you want to reserve a seat for longer journeys you can do this up to 12 weeks before you travel.

First class upgrade

Not available.

Railcard discounts

The adult travelling with the child can use Railcard discounts for their ticket. However, there is no further discount for the Kids for a Quid ticket.

Kids Visit Free deals

From Edinburgh Zoo to RRS Discovery... Check out the incredible places you can visit and enjoy great value days out, all year round.

Get one free child entry to some of Scotland’s most popular attractions when you travel with a Kids for a Quid ticket and buy a standard entry, full price adult ticket.

Not valid for special events or in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Attraction T&Cs may apply.

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