Your clients can access Scotland’s rail network website here, or buy tickets for Abellio ScotRail trains at stations, from major travel agents, or over the phone and online with a credit card. If the ticket office at the station is closed, they can usually buy a ticket on board from the inspector using cash or a credit card. However, the inspector cannot always issue discounted or special-offer tickets.
Discount Fares and Passes
Abellio ScotRail trains offers an extensive range of ticketing options with discounts available over a huge array of categories based on for example, age, numbers travelling, advance booking and time of travel, and combining train travel with other transport options.
For details of all the numerous discounted national rail passes running to, from, and around Scotland, visit the National Rail enquiries website.
If Scotland is only a part of your clients’ itinerary, more flexible – if more expensive – options are the various national rail passes which allow unlimited travel across mainland Britain. The only one that can be bought in the UK is the All-Line Rover, which allows 7 or 14 consecutive days’ travel (with discounts for national rail card holders). BritRail passes are only available for purchase before your clients leave their home country online.
If your clients have been resident in a European country other than the UK for at least 6 months, an InterRail pass, allowing unlimited train travel within Britain might be a cost-effective way to travel, if Scotland is part of a longer European trip. This can also be purchased online at the RailEurope website.