BritRail

BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass

Explore the beauty of the Scottish Highlands by train and ferry with one great rail pass

  • Travel on the national rail network of Scotland covering Northern Scotland (Scottish Highlands)
  • Freedom to take multiple train journeys per travel day
  • Issued as a paper document
  • Children under 5 free when sharing paying adults accommodation
  • Flexible: choose where you want to go, and when

WHO

WHAT


Overview

Experience the thrill of extensive train travel in the Scottish Highlands with this convenient rail pass.

Beautiful, rugged Scotland: from its rugged cliffs, to its rolling green hills. From its castle-strewn landscapes, to its modern, on-the-fringe boutiques. A place of such varied terrain requires transportation just as varied. That’s why we’re offering the BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass. It allows seamless exploration of Northern Scotland by rail, ferry and bus to get you closest to all the things you want to see, including some of the most stunning scenery in all of Great Britain.

Enjoy the train to or from Glasgow to indulge in a metropolitan hub with a lively pub and art scene. Take a beautiful rail ride to Inverness, before hopping on a bus to Foyer in search of the Loch Ness Monster. And what better way to really check out the Scottish waters than by ferry? Choose a trip from Oban — the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ — to Mull. The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass. The beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the possibility of a spontaneous itinerary without ever worrying about how you’re going to do it.


Dunottar Castle.

How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes can be booked for travel in one specific country or you can choose one of a few pre-selected country/region combinations. Extensive travel plans? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering train travel in 31 different countries - including Great Britain.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service selected, passenger type, 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 Scottish Highlands Pass

  • 10% discount when travelling with the Strathspey Steam Railway and the Keith & Dufftown Railway.
  • 20% discount when travelling aboard Northlink Ferries on the Scrabster to Stromness, Aberdeen to Lerwick and Aberdeen to Kirkwall/Lerwick routes.
  • 10% discount when travelling with D&E Coaches on the Inverness to Durness route.
  • 10% discount when travelling with the Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry.

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FAQ

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. Are there facilities on board for disabled travellers?

  • Q. What happens if I don’t fill out my rail pass before boarding the train?

  • Q. Can I choose a specific seat when booking a train ticket?

  • Q. I am taking a cruise while in Europe. How do I connect between the train station and port of call?

  • Q. Can I use my rail pass on any train within its area of coverage?

  • Q. Is the price for a reservation the same whether I purchase it from you or locally at the station?

  • Q. I haven't departed for Europe yet and want to exchange or refund my train ticket. How do I proceed?

  • Q. I’ve noticed a big difference in the cost of seat reservations for different trains. Why?

  • Q. I’ve already booked my rail pass, but think I’d like a different one. Can I exchange it? It’s totally unused.

  • Q. What's the difference between a rail pass and a train ticket?

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