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BritRail

BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass

Explore the beauty of the Scottish Highlands by train and ferry with one great rail pass

  • Travel on the national rail network of Scotland covering Northern Scotland (Scottish Highlands)
  • Freedom to take multiple train journeys per travel day
  • Issued as a paper document
  • Children under 5 free when sharing paying adults accommodation
  • Flexible: choose where you want to go, and when

WHO

WHAT


Overview

Experience the thrill of extensive train travel in the Scottish Highlands with this convenient rail pass.

The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass is the most complete pass to explore Northern Scotland. Discover breath-taking landscapes and visit cities like Glasgow, Fort William, Inverness, Aberdeen and Kyle of Lochalsh.

The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass allows you unlimited travel in 2nd class with the freedom to hit the tracks whenever and wherever you want! You can take as many trains as you like and there is no limit on the distance you can travel within a travel day. All of this at a fixed price.

Hop on and off trains at any time according to your desires and encounters. Just show up at the nearest train station and get ready to go and explore a new destination. (See ‘Things to know’ for more information about seat reservations).

The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Discount on Strathspey Steam Railway and the Keith & Dufftown Railway, discounted ferry trips with Northlink Ferries, discounted fares with S&E coaches and more are included in your pass.

Whether you are the adventurous traveller or the avid planner, the BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass is your pass to freedom and the key to an unforgettable trip!


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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 can be booked for travel in one specific country or you can choose one of a few pre-selected country/region combinations. Extensive travel plans? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering train travel in 31 different countries - including Great Britain.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service selected, passenger type, and the number of rail travel days.

Use our Pass Finder

2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Taking local and regional trains allows you to explore at will. Simply board with your rail pass and choose any open seat. Reservations are required on most high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. We recommend always checking your desired journey 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

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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Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. Are the train tickets you send me the actual tickets, or do I need to exchange them at the station?

  • Q. What is the 7:00 pm rule?

  • Q. What fees does Rail Europe charge?

  • Q. I need to cancel my trip to Europe. How do I request reimbursement through the Rail Protection Plan™?

  • Q. What information do I need to provide when booking a rail pass? Do the names on the rail pass and the passports have to match?

  • Q. What if I have a group of 10 or more purchasing rail passes?

  • Q. If my travel party won’t fill the entire compartment, can we buy it out to travel by ourselves?

  • Q. Is there a fee to take luggage on a train?

  • Q. How do I know the right rail pass and how many days I should purchase?

  • Q. Do the train stations offer services to help carry my luggage?

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