BritRail

BritRail Pass

  • Unlimited travel in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Children 5-15 years inclusive pay a reduced fare
  • Children under 5 travel for free.
  • Youth (16 - 25) discounts available

WHO

WHAT


Overview

Imagine having unlimited rail travel in England, Scotland and Wales with nothing to rush you but your own anticipation for what lies ahead. The BritRail Consecutive or Flexi pass from Rail Europe lets you see more of Great Britain with all the graciousness the region is known for. No rushing from one place to the other when you have your choice of how many days you’d like to putter around (the consecutive pass), or a large block of time in which to do it (the flexipass).

And speaking of putter, there are world famous golf courses everywhere. Not to mention imposing castles, English monuments, and British history at every turn. What better way to visit the Loch Ness monster ? If he doesn’t have a tight schedule, why would you ? Lastly, train travel with Rail Europe lets you conquer medieval territory in the most genuine way. With an army. Of experts.


Abellio Greater Anglia passengers walking beside the train.

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

Traveling on local and regional trains provides you with an opportunity to freely explore. It’s easy to get on a train with your rail pass and find an open seat to enjoy the journey in. Seat reservations are required on many high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. It’s always a good idea to research the journey you are interested in and check 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

Rail pass 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

How do i buy? Hi, I'm leaving for the UK today. This trip was planned pretty last minute, and I'm trying to by an 8 day pass but because I won't be able to receive it in the mail, I cannot buy it. Is there a way around this or can I buy the ticket somewhere (...)

Yana Beeker | 7a aŭgusto 2018 | 3 Comments
Newbies to europe We are planning a 'spring break' trip with grands (10, 14), from the US. Arr. Paris (3-9-18), arr London (3-13-18) dep London (3-18-18). Plan to travel by train as much as possible. Any travel suggestions, first time in (...)

Bob Lane | 6a aŭgusto 2018 | 1 Comments
Will a france rail pass cover london to paris and paris to zurich? We are planning a trip from Lon-Par-Zurich-Florence-Rome. It appears that the France Rail Pass covers London to Paris and Paris to Zurich - is that correct? I'm looking at a two day France Rail pass over an 8 day period for that portion of the (...)

Amy Bodin | 1a aŭgusto 2015 complete | 7 Comments
With a britrail pass, would i get a discount for roundtrip tickets on the eurostar london-paris? Hi, I have purchased a Britrail pass. Do i get discount when i buy round trip tickets London-Paris using eurostar ? and how would i do it ? Thank you

Bao Linh Dinh | 20a februaro 2013 complete | 11 Comments
Is the britrail pass + ireland still available I see the BritRail Pass + Ireland when I do a search but I can't seem to find it on your purchase page. Is it still available? If so can you sned me the link to purchase in Canada.

Candace | 7a februaro 2016 complete | 3 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (11)
  • 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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