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Explore Scotland by Train

The Spirit of Scotland allows you to explore the whole of Scotland.

  • Four days unlimited travel over eight consecutive days: £139
  • Eight days unlimited travel over 15 consecutive days: £179

You can buy it from:

    For most offers, just show your Spirit of Scotland travel pass. *Starred offers must be pre-booked direct with each partner. Find out more

    Please note that some partners run amended, reduced or suspended operations over the winter.

      Travelling from outside the UK? Buy online from BritRail here

      Travel the Great Scenic Rail Journeys. Explore Scotland’s west coast and islands – to the furthest point of the Outer Hebrides, if you want. Explore the wilderness of the far north, or the urban delights of Scotland’s seven cities.

      Wherever you choose to go, the Spirit of Scotland travel pass makes it easy to get around – it includes travel on trains, buses, coaches and ferries. You don’t need to book ahead, and you decide where and when you want to travel.

      • Four days unlimited travel over eight consecutive days: £139
      • Eight days unlimited travel over 15 consecutive days: £179

      Benefits

      • Great value
      • Use for the train, ferry and coach
      • Flexible: you choose when to travel
      • No need to book in advance
      • Use your Railcard
      • Hop on-hop off as much as you like

      Don’t forget

      • Only valid for Standard Class and off-peak travel
      • Your travel is flexible, but the validity period is not: the 8- or 15-day period starts on the first day of travel
      • Free travel for under 5s, half price for 5-15s
      • There’s a £10 admin fee for changes or refunds

      The cost of your Spirit of Scotland travel pass includes:

      • Train travel in Scotland – to/from Carlisle and Berwick-upon-Tweed with ScotRail, Virgin, Cross Country, East Coast and First TransPennine Express. On some lines you won’t be able to travel at peak times
      • Ferry travel to the west coast and isles – with Caledonian MacBrayne on all routes in Scotland, and between Gourock and Dunoon with Argyll Ferries
      • 20% off ferry travel to Orkney and Shetland – on Northlink Ferries journeys between Scrabster – Stromness, Aberdeen – Lerwick and Aberdeen – Kirkwall – Lerwick
      • 20% off ferry travel to Northern Ireland* – on Stena Line journeys between Ayr – Cairnryan – Belfast.
      • Coach travel – on selected routes including Argyll, Skye, the Borders and Northern Highlands, with Scottish Citylink*, Stagecoach and West Coast Motors
      • Subway travel – on the Glasgow Subway
      • Tram travel – with Edinburgh Trams

      And there are some extras too:

      • Money off steam travel – with 10% off Strathspey Steam Railway and Keith & Dufftown Railway, and £1 off Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway standard fares
      • Money off loch cruises – with 20% off Sweeney’s Loch Lomond Cruises, 15% off Cruise Loch Lomond, and 10% off Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises
      • Money off city bus tours – with £1 off standard fares on bus tours of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness
      • Money off car and taxi hire* – with 20% off standard car hire with Arnold Clark in Glasgow or Edinburgh, and 10% off standard car or taxi hire with KyleTaxis/Skye Car Hire

      The Spirit of Scotland

      This travel pass lets you explore the whole of Scotland.

      Travel the Great Scenic Rail Journeys. Explore Scotland’s west coast and islands – to the furthest point of the Outer Hebrides, if you want. Explore the wilderness of the far north, or the urban delights of Scotland’s seven cities.

      Wherever you choose to go, the Spirit of Scotland travel pass makes it easy to get around – it includes travel on trains, buses, coaches and ferries. You don’t need to book ahead, and you decide where and when you want to travel.

      • Four days unlimited travel over eight consecutive days: £139
      • Eight days unlimited travel over 15 consecutive days: £179

      Key facts

      Benefits

      • Great value
      • Use for the train, ferry and coach
      • Flexible: you choose when to travel
      • No need to book in advance
      • Use your Railcard
      • Hop on-hop off as much as you like

      Don’t forget

      • Only valid for Standard Class and off-peak travel
      • Your travel is flexible, but the validity period is not: the 8- or 15-day period starts on the first day of travel
      • Free travel for under 5s, half price for 5-15s
      • There’s a £10 admin fee for changes or refunds

      What’s included?

      The cost of your Spirit of Scotland travel pass includes:

      • Train travel in Scotland – to/from Carlisle and Berwick-upon-Tweed with ScotRail, Virgin, Cross Country, East Coast and First TransPennine Express. On some lines you won’t be able to travel at peak times
      • Ferry travel to the west coast and isles – with Caledonian MacBrayne on all routes in Scotland, and between Gourock and Dunoon with Argyll Ferries
      • 20% off ferry travel to Orkney and Shetland – on Northlink Ferries journeys between Scrabster – Stromness, Aberdeen – Lerwick and Aberdeen – Kirkwall – Lerwick
      • 20% off ferry travel to Northern Ireland* – on Stena Line journeys between Ayr – Cairnryan – Belfast.
      • Coach travel – on selected routes including Argyll, Skye, the Borders and Northern Highlands, with Scottish Citylink*, Stagecoach and West Coast Motors
      • Subway travel – on the Glasgow Subway
      • Tram travel – with Edinburgh Trams

      And there are some extras too:

      • Money off steam travel – with 10% off Strathspey Steam Railway and Keith & Dufftown Railway, and £1 off Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway standard fares
      • Money off loch cruises – with 20% off Sweeney’s Loch Lomond Cruises, 15% off Cruise Loch Lomond, and 10% off Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises
      • Money off city bus tours – with £1 off standard fares on bus tours of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness
      • Money off car and taxi hire* – with 20% off standard car hire with Arnold Clark in Glasgow or Edinburgh, and 10% off standard car or taxi hire with KyleTaxis/Skye Car Hire

      How does it work?

      For most offers, just show your Spirit of Scotland travel pass. *Starred offers must be pre-booked direct with each partner. Find out more

      Please note that some partners run amended, reduced or suspended operations over the winter.

      You can buy the Spirit of Scotland travel pass from:

      Travelling from outside the UK? Buy online from BritRail here

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