Friends Fare

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


  • 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