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BritRail

Britrail South West Pass

Explore London, Bath, Oxford, and more by train with one great rail pass

  • Travel on the national rail network of Britain covering south west England and Wales
  • Freedom to take multiple train journeys per travel day
  • Issued as a paper document
  • 1 child (ages 5-15) travels free with full priced Adult
  • Discounted Youth (under 26 and Senior (60+) passes
  • Multi-person Saver discount for 3-9 passengers traveling together
  • Flexible: choose where you want to go, and when

WHO

WHAT


Overview

The BritRail South West Pass gives you the option to choose rail travel on most rail services operated by the Great Western Railway, South West Trains and Heathrow Express trains with your choice of first or second class rail travel for 3, 4, 8, 15 or 22 days or 1 month consecutive travel within a one-month period, or a flexi-pass offering rail travel any 3, 4, 8, or 15 days within a one-month period.

While the BritRail South West Pass sounds very specific, it sure covers a lot of great territory in southwest England and parts of Wales. You’ll find its popular destinations include London, Bath, Oxford, Windsor Castle, Salisbury Cathedral, and King Arthur’s Winchester. Still, rolling hills and castles aren’t the only things in southwest UK. Southwest England is also home to seaside resorts and charming waterfront towns such as Torquay, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, St. Ives, Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance.

Though the real charm of this pass is the unbelievable opportunity it gives the most seasoned traveler to avoid high gas prices, lines at local ticket counters, and fumbling with foreign currency.


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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.

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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.

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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 South West Pass


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From our travel community

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Dublin to belfast. where does the train drop you off in belfast? are there multiple stops or just one? If you take the train from Dublin to Belfast, where does it drop you off in Belfast? Are there multiple stops or just one stop? Thank you!

Cathy Taing | 2019/04/16 complete | 2 Comments
Disappointed with live chat and was given wrong information I asked the agents (I called back) regarding my planned trip on May 2, 2019. Leaving Tours and returning to Paris at 11:39 a.m. at Paris Montparnasse Station....."Would I be able to make a connection to Marseilles in less than 10 minutes? (...)

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  • Q. How much luggage can I take on the train?

  • Q. My group lives large. Can we book an exclusive carriage or charter an entire train?

  • Q. Can I share my rail pass with others (family, friends, or charity)?

  • Q. I want to refund my train ticket. How do I proceed?

  • Q. What does “Activate my rail pass mean and how do I do it?

  • Q. Will the conductor take my passport?

  • Q. Are lockers and luggage storage services available at the train station?

  • Q. It looks like my train ticket does not include a reservation. How can I add one?

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