BritRail

BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Northern Scotland
  • Children 5-15 years inclusive pay a reduced fare
  • Children under 5 travel for free.


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

  • Q. How do I create a Rail Europe account ?

  • Q. A rail strike in Europe prevented me from fully using my rail pass as intended. Can I get a refund on the unused days ?

  • Q. Where can I find specific information regarding the services offered on the train I'll be taking ?

  • Q. Can I book a rail pass and a seat reservation at the same time ?

  • Q. Where do I find my booking number ?

  • Q. Can I choose whether my tickets or rail passes are delivered as paper documents or electronically ?

  • Q. I received my e-ticket as a pdf but wasn’t able to print it. Can I print it at the station ?

  • Q. What do I do if my train goes through a country not listed on my rail pass ?

  • Q. Should I buy my seat reservations prior to arriving in Europe, or can I just get them at the station locally ?

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