BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass

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Key features

  • Unlimited travel in Northern Scotland
  • Children under 5 travel for free.More details

Overview

The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass is the most complete pass to explore Northern Scotland. Discover breath-taking landscapes and visit cities like Glasgow, Fort William, Inverness, Aberdeen and Kyle of Lochalsh.

The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass allows you unlimited travel in 2nd class 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 Scottish Highlands Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Discount on Strathspey Steam Railway and the Keith & Dufftown Railway, discounted ferry trips with Northlink Ferries, discounted fares with S&E coaches and more are included in your pass.

Whether you are the adventurous traveller or the avid planner, the BritRail Scottish Highlands 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 Scottish Highlands 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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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 Scottish Highlands Pass looks like.

BritRail Scottish Highlands 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.

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.

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.

You can use the BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass to travel on the following railway lines:

  • Glasgow – Oban/FortWilliam/Mallaig
  • Inverness – Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Inverness – Wick/Thurso
  • Inverness – Aberdeen
  • Inverness – Aviemore

The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass also allows you to travel on the following coach services and the Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry routes:

  • Scottish Citylink/West Coast Motors on the route: Oban/Fort William – Inverness
  • Stagecoach in the Highlands on the route: Thurso – Scrabster
  • Oban – Mull (ferry route)
  • Mallaig – Skye (ferry route)
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