BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass

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Make your Trip to Scotland Memorable with the Britrail Scottish Highlands Pass


Discover Breath-taking Scenery as you Traverse the Rugged Highlands with a Britrail Scottish Highlands Pass

BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass

The beautiful Scottish Highlands are famous for their rugged mountain scenery, legendary lochs and ancient historic sites – and when you travel with a BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass you can experience everything from the comfort of a train.

Booking your Britrail Scottish Highlands Pass

This pass allows for 4 days of second-class travel within an 8-day period and is only available to travellers from outside the UK. If you want to book another style of rail pass, you can explore your options on our Rail Passes page. One fantastic alternative is the BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass, which offers 4 travelling days in one 8-day period; alternatively chose 8 days of travel inside a 15-day period.

You can also book individual train tickets at our Rail Tickets page – a great option if you have specific destinations in mind and you know when you want to travel.

Using your BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass

The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass can be used over a wide area of northern Scotland. It is valid on a number of ScotRail services, including Glasgow-Oban/Fort William/Mallaig and Inverness-Aberdeen. Both Fort William and Inverness are excellent starting points for a visit to the famous Loch Ness.

At Oban and Mallaig you can take ferries to Mull and Skye. Mull is famous for the colourful village of Tobermory, while Skye is the home of the Old Man of Storr and Dunvegan Castle. With your pass, travel on the Caledonian MacBrayne services that run to these islands is free. You can also enjoy a 20% discount on certain Northlink Ferries. For areas of the Scottish Highlands that aren’t served by rail services, you can travel by coach.

BritRail is a trademarked name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) whose members operate rail services on Britain’s National Rail network.

Seat Reservations: Reservations for particular journeys are not compulsory, but for busy trains are advisable (ie: mainlines in peak hours.) It is not necessary to validate a pass in order to reserve a seat / sleeping berth in advance. Normal fees are payable.

First Class and Standard Class: Many local trains in England, Scotland and Wales have Standard Class accommodation only. This has been accounted for in price of the First Class Passes.

Purchase Restrictions: Pass holders must be non-UK residents. BritRail and its representatives may ask at any time for proof of foreign residency and reserve the right to confiscate the ticket or pass in such circumstances. The BritRail ticket is non-transferable and must only be used by the person or persons specified on the ticket.

Exclusions: The BritRail pass is not valid on Eurostar services, special excursions, Tyne and Wear Metro Trains (Newcastle-upon-Tyne area), Glasgow Underground trains, Manchester Metro link, road links between airports and railway stations, Docklands Light Railway, Tram links, privately owned railways, steam services, London Underground trains and buses, ships, hovercraft, nor any other services not mentioned.

Prices: BritRail reserves the right to change prices without notice whether such changes are related or not to alterations in the rates of exchange.

Refunds will be granted if: The unvalidated Pass or original exchange coupon or voucher is returned to the office from which it was purchased within 11 months from the date of issue, (unless a different time period is specified by your travel agent).Passes or tickets must bear no evidence of having been tampered with in any way. No refund or exchange can be made at stations in Britain. No refund can be made if the Pass or Ticket cannot be produced. Refunds are not given on validated Passes once the commencement date has been reached for both Paper and M-Passes..

Where a Pass forms part of an inclusive Tour Package, it is not separately refundable. Where no other cancellation charges are specified by travel agent, the cancellation charge will be a minimum of 15%. Special offers are not refundable. Neither the Participating Operators nor their Agents can accept any responsibility for any failure in the provision of any special offers included. Refunds should not be returned to the Freepost address listed on this ticket cover but to the agent you originally purchased it through. Seat and Sleeper reservations are non refundable.

Lost Tickets: BritRail is not responsible for tickets or vouchers, which are lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed. Refunds cannot be authorized in such cases. Therefore, travel insurance is recommended.  The agent you purchase this Rail Pass through may also advise a rail protection cover for your pass while travelling.

The BritRail England Passes: First Class and Standard Class are valid for travel only on scheduled trains of the Participating Operators. Any journey made onwards, outside the BritRail England Pass area boundary must be paid for in advance of boarding the relevant train i.e. a valid ticket must be held, otherwise penalty fares will be incurred. BritRail England Passes are valid on Gatwick Express, Heathrow Express and Stansted Express. Boundary Stations for the BritRail England Passes: Carlisle, Berwick upon Tweed, Lydney, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Hereford, Bucknell, Shrewsbury, Chirk, Crewe, Chester, West Kirby.

The BritRail London Plus Pass: Children 5-15 pay half the adult fare. Children under 5 travel free. Boundary Stations for the London Plus Pass: Harwich, Kings Lynn, Huntingdon, Bedford, Long Buckby, Stratford-upon-Avon, Worcester Foregate, Bedwyn, Salisbury, Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth.

The BritRail South West Pass: Valid on most mainline and branchline services operated by First Great Western, South West Trains and Heathrow Express trains. The BritRail South West Pass cannot be used to travel on the following routes: any train west of Swansea; any train between Gloucester and Newport via Chepstow; First Great Western’s Night Riviera sleeper service, unless a berth has been purchased in addition to the BritRail South West Pass; any train services east of Portsmouth, even if this route is operated by First Great Western; any route in South Wales other than the Newport – Cardiff – Swansea mainline; any service operated by Arriva Cross Country, Arriva Trains Wales, Chiltern, Southern, Great Northern, Thameslink, Southeastern or London Midland. The pass provides access to Gatwick airport on regular trains via Reading and is not valid on the Gatwick Express.  Boundary Stations for the BritRail South West Pass: London Paddington, Greenford, Marlow, Henley, Reading, Didcot, Oxford, Banbury, Hereford, Gloucester, Bristol Parkway, Cardiff, Swansea, Bristol Temple Meads, Weston-Super-Mare, Barnstaple, Gunnislake, Newquay, St.Ives, Penzance, Falmouth Docks, Looe, Exmouth, Weymouth, Portsmouth Harbour, Basingstoke and Gatwick Airport.

BritRail Central Scotland Pass: Adult Standard Class are valid for travel between Edinburgh, Glasgow Queen Street, North Berwick, Bathgate, Dunblane, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, the Fife Circle, Markinch, Falkirk and all intermediate stations. Also valid between Edinburgh Waverley, Brunstane and Newcraighall. BritRail Central Scotland Passes are not valid on services timed to depart before 0915 Monday to Friday. BritRail Central Scotland Passes are not valid on special excursion trains, privately owned railways, Glasgow Underground, Glasgow Airport Coach Links or Edinburgh Tramway. BritRail Central Scotland Passes are not valid between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley.

The BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass: Valid on all scheduled daytime passenger trains for journeys wholly within Scotland, including Virgin Trains to/from Carlisle and Virgin Trains East Coast to/from Berwick-upon Tweed. (BritRail Spirit of Scotland pass tickets cannot be used to travel before 09:15 Mondays to Fridays, except between Glasgow-Oban/Fort William/Mallaig and Inverness-Kyle/Wick/Thurso.) Valid on all Caledonian MacBrayne scheduled ferry services within Scotland. 20% discount on Northlink Ferries standard fares between Scrabster-Stromness; Aberdeen-Lerwick; and Aberdeen-Kirkwall-Lerwick. (Valid only on day of sailing, and applies to reclining seat fares only, not cabin inclusive). Valid on the following coach services: Scottish Citylink/West Coast Motors between Oban/Fort William – Inverness, Oban - Campbeltown, Kyle of Lochalsh - Uig, Inverness - Ullapool; Stagecoach East Scotland and Stagecoach in the Highlands between Dundee/Leuchars - St Andrews, Services on Isle of Skye, Wick - John O'Groats, Thurso - John O'Groats, Thurso - Scrabster; First Scotland East between Melrose - Galashiels - Peebles - Edinburgh, Carlisle - Langholm - Hawick - Galashiels - Edinburgh

The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass: Valid on trains, ferries and a selection of bus and coach services throughout the West and North Highlands. The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass can be used to travel on ScotRail trains between Glasgow – Oban/Fort William/Mallaig: Inversness – Wick/Thurso: Inverness – Kyle of Lochalsh: Inverness – Aberdeen: Inverness – Aviemore. The pass is valid on Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services between Oban – Mull and Mallaig – Skye. A 20% discount is available on Northlink Ferries for standard fares between between Scrabster – Stromness: Aberdeen – Lerwick and Aberdeen – Kirkwall – Lerwick (valid only on the day sailing and applies to Seated Standard fares only). The pass is valid on coaches from Scottish Citylink/West Coast Motors between Oban/Fort William – Inverness; Stagecoach in the Highlands between Thurso – Scrabster. The Pass can be used to travel at any time except on services arriving into Aberdeen and Inverness and Inverness before 09:00 Monday to Friday.