BritRail Freedom of Scotland Pass

See all that you can see in Scotland with a Britrail Freedom of Scotland Pass

Declare your independence from rigid travel schedules that simply won’t bend. Now you can explore Scotland at your own pace with the versatile Britrail Freedom of Scotland Pass.

The rail pass provides unlimited train travel on Scotland’s rail network for either four or eight days to be used when you desire. So where to begin your journey? Capital city Edinburgh is the obvious choice with its ancient churches and Victorian masterpieces (not to mention that Castle).

But perhaps a trip off-the-beaten path is more your bag, like the remote Scottish Highlands. Rugged and romantic, they represent one of Europe’s great wilderness areas. And no trip to Scotland is complete without an indulgence or two in Glasgow. It’s one of Britain’s liveliest cities, with excellent art galleries, and countless pubs and bars. Not sure where to travel next? Then, when riding the rails, ask the locales. Scotland’s people are feisty, friendly—and opinionated.

Here's what you get:

  • Unlimited train travel on the national rail network of Scotland.  
  • Valid for any 4 days within an 8-day period, or 8 days within a 15-day period.
  • Travel days may be used consecutively or non-consecutively.
  • Discounts on some Northlink Ferries.
  • Discounts on bus routes, as well as certain City Sightseeing Tours.
  • Discounts on select ferry routes including Caledonian MacBryne ferry services and on the Argyll ferry services from Gourock to Dunoon.

Conditions of Use

  • Residents of Britain are not eligible to purchase or use this rail pass.
  • Rail pass allows unlimited travel on all scheduled services operated by ScotRail, East Coast and Virgin trains within Scotland, including travel to/from Carlisle and Berwick-upon-Tweed.
  • Pass is not valid for travel on trains departing before 9:15 am, Monday - Friday. Restrictions do not apply on the following routes: Glasgow Queen Street - Oban/Fort William/Mallaig, Inverness - Kyle /Wick/Thurso, Glasgow Central – Stranraer, Caledonian Sleeper Seated portion departing Edinburgh 4:50, Glasgow Queen Street Low Level 0548 arriving Fort William at 9:55 (reservations required) and direct services from Lockerbie to Carlisle, Carstairs, Motherwell or Glasgow Central
  • Rail passes must be activated within 6 months of purchase date at the rail station by a railway official.
  • The railway official will write the passport number on your rail pass.
  • The date of travel must be entered into the corresponding box on the rail pass by the traveler before boarding the first train of the day.
  • Travelers must either carry a passport or U.S. Military I.D. in order to travel with this rail pass.
  • Rail passes are 85% refundable up to 6 months after the purchase date if the rail pass has not been validated or used.
  • Rail passes are non refundable if lost or stolen except as covered by Rail Protection Plan™. 
  • Prices are subject to change.