BritRail Pass

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Key features

  • Unlimited travel in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Discount for families or groups of 3-9 people with the Saver Pass.
  • Children under 5 travel for free.More details
  • Youth (16 - 25) discounts available
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Overview

The BritRail Pass is the most complete pass to visit England, Scotland and Wales. Visit England, where you will find a mosaic of cultures, iconic landmarks, buzzing cities and world-known football clubs. Discover the attractive Welsh coastline, its lovely landscapes and distinctive language. Wrap up by exploring the Scottish highlands and the impressive architecture sin Edinburg and Glasgow.

The BritRail Pass allows you unlimited travel with the freedom to hit the tracks whenever and wherever you want! You can take as many trains as you like and there is no limit on the distance you can travel within a travel day. All of this at a fixed price.

Hop on and off trains at any time according to your desires and encounters. Just show up at the nearest train station and get ready to go and explore a new destination. (See ‘Things to know’ for more information about seat reservations).

The BritRail Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Free airport shuttle, discount on certain trains, special fare for Eurostar and more are included in your pass.

Whether you are the adventurous traveller or the avid planner the BritRail Pass is your pass to freedom and the key to an unforgettable trip!

Things to know

Who can buy a rail pass?

Any person living outside the participating countries can use the BritRail Pass. Please note that residents of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales are not eligible.

Seat reservation

A seat reservation is a guaranteed seat on board a train.

Seat reservations are compulsory for high speed, international and night trains. However, as you will be travelling with a rail pass, you will only have to pay for a small reservation fee, as opposed to the usual standard fare.

Seats are generally available for reservation up to 90 days prior to departure and are limited. Book early to secure your seat!
Book a seat reservation with Rail Europe.

Our tip:
Most regional trains do not require a seat reservation. Just hop on board with a valid rail pass, find a seat and relax as the train takes you to one of the many destinations served.

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What is a Saver Pass?

A Saver Pass is a single pass listing the names of all people travelling together. It is offered to families or groups of 3 to 9 people.
  • Adults usually get a 20% discount with a Saver Pass.
  • Remember, children can travel for free with an adult. See conditions below.
  • Child concessions

    Children under 5 travel for free. Do not include them in your booking as they don’t need a rail pass. However if you want them to have a guaranteed seat on board high speed trains or a bed on board night trains, you must make a reservation before travelling.

    Children from 5 to 15 travel. Free travel limited to 1 child when accompanied by an adult who is a holder of a valid BritRail Pass.
    As a rail pass will still be issued for the child, please make sure you include him/her in your booking.
    All additional children aged 5 to 15 will benefit from a discounted fare.

How to use a rail pass?

You must start using your rail pass within 6 months of the date of purchase.

To start using your rail pass, go to a European railway station where a railway official will fill-in your passport number and stamp your rail pass. On each travel day, please remember to write down the date on your rail pass.
Passengers travelling without having written down the above information risk a fine and payment of a full fare ticket.

Open the link to see what a BritRail Pass looks like.

BritRail Pass

Travel day

A travel day lasts 24 hours from midnight to midnight.You can take as many trains as you want during a travel day.

Our tip:
The 7 pm rule allows you to benefit from a free travel day if the following conditions are met:

  • Your pass should be activated.
  • You must travel on board a night train departing after 7 pm and this should be your first trip of the day.
  • You must reach your destination after 4 am on the next day.
  • Your arrival date should be within the validity of the pass.
If the conditions are met, write the arrival date on your pass instead of the departure date. This will allow you to save one travel day.

Validity

The validity is the number of travel days of a rail pass.

You can choose between flexible and consecutive validities.

Flexible validities allow you to choose which days you want to travel within the period covered by your rail pass.
E.g. For a rail pass with a validity of 5 days within 1 month. If you activate your rail pass on the 1st of the month, you can travel on the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 12th and 30th of this month.

Consecutive validities give you unlimited travel during consecutive days.
E.g. For a rail pass with a validity of 3 days continuous. By activating your rail pass on the 1st of the month, you can use it until the 3rd.

Rail pass benefits

Most rail passes include discounts and bonuses. Save money and make the most of your trip with your rail pass.
When available you will get hotel discounts, free entrance to museums, discounted boat trips and more.

Interactive Rail Map

Use our interactive travel map to plan your trip and view the rail network of each country covered by your rail pass.

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F.A.Q

  • Q. How far in advance can I buy my pass?

  • Q. Why is printing options not authorized for all tickets which are sold on the Rail Europe Websites?

  • Q. How to book 4 passengers who don't want to Share a compartment?

  • Q. What is a travel day?

  • Q. When do I need to check in before boarding an AVE train?

  • Q. Do I need to book my TGV ticket?

  • Q. Can I have some special or discounted fares with my Swiss pass?

  • Q. Can a passenger take a car on Eurostar?

  • Q. Where can I find train schedules?

  • Q. In which train is the Swiss pass available?

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  • "Good valur for money"    
    If you are planning to see England, Scotland and Wales this is good value for money. We went to see Bath and Stonehenge using this as well. Never had issues, although conductors sometimes seemed confused by the pass.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "General"    
    Convenient, no need to queue for the ticket.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "A great trip"    
    I loved my trip through Great Britain, how easy it was to use the BritRail Pass, and how helpful all of the employees at different stations were.    Value for money  Convenience