BritRail

BritRail Pass

  • 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.
  • Youth (16 - 25) discounts available

20% off

BritRail Pass: 20% off
Book before February 20, 2018 and get 20% off your BritRail Pass. Valid for travel from November 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018.
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WHO

WHAT


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).

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!


Abellio Greater Anglia passengers walking beside the train.
Customer feedback Virgin trains
« WE travelled Kings cross to Edinburgh and Edinburgh to Wolverha,pton. Both trains on time and vey clean and comfortable. »


How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 28 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected and the number of rail travel days.

Use our Pass Finder

2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Taking local and regional trains allows you to explore at will. Simply board with your rail pass and choose any open seat. Reservations are required on most high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. We recommend always checking your desired journey for any specific seat reservation requirements.

Book Seat Reservations

3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your rail pass requires that you activate it by getting it stamped at the ticket window at the departure station on the day of your first train journey. Once activated, you are all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Benefits

More than just trains

 Main discounts and bonuses in BritRail Pass

  • Up to 20% off on participating Heritage Railways Association’s railways all over the United Kingdom

Travel forum

From our travel community

Getting between specific locations over 20days What is the best option if we are in the UK for 20 days but we have set locations we need to visit and spend a different amount of (...)

Ellie L. | 18 September 2016 answered | 0 Comments
Heathrow express Can I use the Britrail pass for travel on the Heathrow express from Heathrow to Paddington or Victoria?

Pooja W. | 19 May 2016 answered | 0 Comments
Britrail pass - which trains allow seat reservation Hi, I'm trying to travel from London to Glasgow to Inverness to London. I have tried to reserve seats on but seem unable to. (...)

Gene F. | 1 May 2016 answered | 2 Comments
Reservation problems. french rail pass/eurail I bought the French Rail Passes and had troubles making the reservation from Paris to Cannes round trip. I finally did this (...)

Aisha B. | 26 January 2016 answered | 2 Comments
Discount pass I notice that the 20% off for the Britain railway pass said "All travel must be completed by 29/02/2016", [b]then if I purchase (...)

OI L. | 26 January 2016 answered | 0 Comments

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Reviews

Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (10)
  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Virgin trains |
    "WE travelled Kings cross to Edinburgh and Edinburgh to Wolverha,pton. Both trains on time and vey clean and comfortable. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    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. "

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F.A.Q

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. Where can I use my Swiss pass?

  • Q. When I select the box that says I have a pass I am not receiving any schedules, but when I do not select the box that says I have a pass I receive schedules. Why can't I book a reservation with a Pass?

  • Q. What is the Swiss Card?

  • Q. How far in advance can I book a TGV ticket?

  • Q. Can I buy my pass in Europe?

  • Q. Can I use only a German Rail Pass Extension to travel on board trains?

  • Q. How to book 2 passengers who want to share a compartment?

  • Q. What are the main destinations Eurostar trains connect to?

  • Q. How do I get from the airport to a downtown train station?

  • Q. What is Rail Europe's cancellation policy for passes, point-to-point tickets, overnight trains, and specialty trains?

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