BritRail

Britrail South West Pass

  • Unlimited travel the south west of England 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

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 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.

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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.

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 South West Pass


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From our travel community

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
"fare requested not available" with my britrail southwest pass - help!! We are trying to make seat reservations for our trip in August. We bought a Britrail South West England rail pass. Everytime we try to book a route we get this message "The fares you requested are not available with the selected rail pass. (...)

Gaynor Levisky | 1a julio 2018 complete | 4 Comments
3 week amazing vacation london heathrow-liverpool-amsterdam-paris-algarve-barcelona Hello, we are looking for the best way to get from London Heathrow to Liverpool then Amsterdam, Paris, Algarve & finally Barcelona. Any good advice is welcome. From cabs to trains to hotels etc. Thank you so (...)

Rose | 12a aprilo 2012 complete | 6 Comments
Rail pass - ireland, wales, scotland, germany, poland, czech, hungary, austria I want to buy the rail pass for Summer time vacation plan. Anybody know the ticket of pass is US$385.00 for all the place at different country in 3 months or have additional charge? Ireland Dublin > Ireland Shannon > Wales > Scotland (...)

katy | 5a junio 2012 complete | 4 Comments
Paris to london to rome? My husband and I are flying into Paris on Monday for 6 days. Then we are heading to London for 5 and Rome for 6. We would like to take day trips to Versailles and Champaign Region while in Paris. In London we would like to visit Bath, Stonehenge (...)

Sarah Liparoto Eddy | 30a aŭgusto 2012 complete | 3 Comments

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