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BritRail Freedom of Scotland

Explore Scotland to its fullest, without missing a beat of passionate culture and breathtaking landscapes, and be sure to include must-see destinations - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen, Perth, and Stirling. Hop on and off the trains as you wish!

Where can the pass be used?
  • Scotland
Eligibility
  • You can buy a BritRail Pass if you are not a UK resident.
Pre-booking time
  • Customers can select a first date of travel that is up to 6 months from the purchase date.
Discounts
  • Children
Bonuses & Inclusions
  • Ferry Trips
  • BritRail Bonus Offers
Additional Details
  • Pass-holders cannot travel before 9:15am Monday to Friday except between Glasgow-Oban/Fort William/Mallaig and Inverness-Kyle/Wick/Thurso.

PRICES AND VALIDITIES

Flexible
Travel for a select number of days on a specific period
Valid 4 days within 8 days
AdultChildYouthSenior
STANDARD$239$119--
Valid 8 days within 15 days
AdultChildYouthSenior
STANDARD$319$159--
* Prices displayed in U.S. dollars


BritRail Freedom of Scotland Pass - British Rail, England Train Tickets
4.48out of5
based on90ratings.17reviews.

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4.00
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Scotchland RailwayTim Eggenstein ,GermanyAge: 18-24September 13, 2013
The Railway in Scotland, has a very good Service.Much better than in Germany.(The Deutsche Bahn has no Service:-)) Frendly Staff.But i think it is to Expensive, for treveling only with the Railway.
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FabulousIrene Lenney ,CanadaAge: 60+September 13, 2013
As a Scot who travels "home" every other year, I have used ScotRail many times, with mixed results. The 2013 experience was one of the best. Because it involved short hops with only one longish haul, it's possible the pass didn't pay for itself this time but it was still worth not having to book each trip individually. As another reviewer mentioned, the preponderance of reserved seats is a pest but (a) I wasn't charged for such reservations as I made and (2)reservations seem to be made in clusters, so heading straight for the back of the train usually works as the reservation agents haven't got there yet. An unexpected highlight was Pitlochry. I had gone there mainly to see Single Spies" at the Festival Theatre, but was completely charmed by "Pitlochry in Bloom", looking magnificent, the railway station in particular. WIFI on most trains was handy, although the views are so magnificent that it would be sacrilege to pore over a tablet. All trains used were clean, comfortable and on time. All in all, a great experience. I look forward to the next one in 2015. Based on another reviewer's rave review, I think I'll do Mallaig next time.
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More than just a passMarc A Cormier ,CanadaAge: 40-49September 12, 2013
The BritRail Freedom of Scotland pass was not only a great value during my three week trip around Scotland, it was my favourite mode of transportation : comfort, amazing scenery, timely, flexible and best of all, a truly extensive network. Staff in stations and on trains were polite, very helpful and professional at all times. Trains were clean, with enough space for passengers and baggage for either short or long hauls. Were I to return to Scotland, I would not hesitate to purchase another BritRail Freedom of Scotland Pass. During my three weeks I used my pass to travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, from Aberdeen to Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh, from Portree to Fort William, Oban, Glasgow and back to Edinburgh. I also wrote a review in French for my travel blog : http://miquelon.net/les-forfaits-brirail-scotrail/
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Western ScotlandMarie ,USAAge: 50-59September 12, 2013
What beautiful scenery from Glasgow through the Western Highlands! Relaxing, no worries about driving, opportunity to see red deer, waterfalls, and lochs. Highly recommend - leave the driving to someone else, sit back and releax.
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Flexible travelMichael ,Unitede StatesAge: 60+September 12, 2013
My wife and I used the freedom pass on a recent trip to Scotland. The convenience and the flexibility were appealing. We used it for the Cal Mac ferry's as well as train travel. No waiting in line to buy a ticket. It was very convenient. We will buy Freedom Pass for our next trip.
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Wish We Had Rail in the USAPatricia Constantine ,United StatesAge: 50-59September 13, 2013
I was in Scotland for August 2013 for my sabbatical. I brought my 19 year old daughter with me. The rail system is amazing. We were encouraged by a friend who lives in Inverness to get a pass before leaving on our trip and it was so worth it!!! Trains are clean and comfortable and of course the view is priceless. I am sorry the USA hasn't put money into a good rail system. We also traveled quite a bit between Glasgow and Edinburgh and the rail was so convenient. We plan on returning summer of 2014 and will be buying rail tickets again for the whole family. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience.
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One of the most beautiful railroads in EuropeGert ,SwedenAge: 50-59March 12, 2013
I and my friend took the train from Glasgow to Mallaig and then the ferry to Isle of Skye. It is a long journey but the show starts after about an hour. Then you are busy admiring the stunning landscape as the train moves at a comfortable speed between the hills and lakes. This is indeed a train journey to remember. A spectacular journey between small stations which proudly presents their awards for preserving them the way they were built on shining well polished brass signs. The train stops at small places surrounded by a wonderful landscape, abundant foliage, wild flowers and the ever present heather and willow herbs. Further north the landscape opens up and you can see people walking up and down the hills. The train stops at small stations to pick up or leave people well equipped for a tour on the hills. Finally, you reach Mallaig, wondering where all those hours went. You have made new friends with people from all over the globe on the train beacause the train from Mallaig to Glasgow simply is a lifetime experience never to be forgotten. It is a train journey where the focus is on the landscape that you pass, not on luxuries on the train. A journey that most people can afford through some of the most beautiful parts of Europe. A national treasure it is for sure! The only thing to ask for is a restaurant car with hot meals but you don´t feel hungry when there is so much too see all the time. In Mallaig you really feel that you are in Scotland after all you have ssen on your travel to Mallaig and you are well prepared for the rest of your trip. If you are going to Isle of Skye the train from Glasgow or Edinburgh to Mallaig is by far the best start of your journey. Rent a car on Isle of Skye and enjoy the wonderful island already full of experiences from the train journey, instead of having to drive all the way yourself. The Freedom of Scotland pass pays off for a trip Glasgow-Mallaig-Glasgow, the rest of the days on the pass are "free".
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The only way to travelPat Gunther ,USAAge: 50-59September 12, 2013
Honestly the only way to travel within the U.K. Beautiful scenery, a clean and relaxing environment. The trains were convenient and prompt. So glad we used Britrail and can't wait to ride the rails again!
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Best Idea EverSusan ,USAAge: 60+September 12, 2013
Riding the rails with a pass is so much better than driving. We rode all over the eastern section of Scotland. Met wonderful people (and conductors). Clean, efficient service. We hopped on one of the numerous bus connections when we had to get to a castle. Everyone was so helpful and friendly.
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Scot RailNancy Hemme ,USAAge: 60+September 12, 2013
The train was comfortable for the most part. ScotRail was okay. There was some construction on a bridge which caused a backup at Troon. The station was completely closed, and we ended up standing outside in the pouring rain for 30 minutes for a bus to take us to the next train station. It was completely unexpected, and ScotRail apparently thinks it's okay for passengers to stand outside in the rain. It seems the company could have opened the station in the evening for those passengers who were traveling.
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