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BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass

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

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This pass is great because...

  • It’s the cheapest way to travel around Great Britain by rail.
  • You get unlimited train travel within the validity of your chosen pass, including peak time trains
  • There are discounted youth prices available for anyone under 26 years old
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  • 1. Description

    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.
  • 2. Eligibility

    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.

  • 3. Eligibility for Saver

    There is no saver tariff available for this pass.
  • 4. Discount

    Train

    • Travel on the following ScotRail services in the Highlands:
      • Glasgow – Oban & Fort William & Mallaig
      • Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh
      • Inverness – Wick & Thurso
      • Inverness – Aberdeen
      • Inverness – Aviemore

    Ferry

    • Valid on Caledonian MacBrayne services as follows:
      • Oban – Mull
      • Mallaig – Skye
    • 20% discount using Northlink Ferries' Seated Standard fares purchased on the day of travel on the following routes:
      • Scrabster – Stromness
      • Aberdeen – Lerwick
      • Aberdeen – Kirkwall – Lerwick

    Coach

    • Valid on Scottish Citylink and West Coast Motors services as follows:
      • Oban / Fort William – Inverness
    • Stagecoach in the Highlands services:
      • Thurso – Scrabster
    • 10% discount off D & E Coaches services:
      • Inverness – Durness

  • 5. Validity

    Passes are issued open dated and must be validated within 11 months from the date of issue and prior to the first use. To validate a rail pass, present it along with your passport to the Railway official at the station of departure. At this time, the first and the last day of validity of the pass as well as the passport number is entered and the passenger must sign the pass. Under no circumstances is the pass holder allowed to validate his or her own pass. If, however, your first journey is from an unstaffed station, your pass will be valid provided you take it to be validated at the next interchange station, or at your destination station. In the case of a Flexipass, the passenger must enter the date of travel each day before he/she boards the first train of the day. BritRail Passes are valid from 00:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs (Midnight to Midnight) on a chosen day of travel. If a pass holder is travelling on an overnight train containing sleeper accommodation, the next day’s date must be inserted. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the payment of a fine and the cost of a full fare ticket.


  • 6. Terms and Conditions

    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.

    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.

    Pass Validation: Passes are issued open dated and must be validated within 11 months from the date of issue and prior to the first use. To validate a rail pass, present it along with your passport to the Railway official at the station of departure. At this time, the first and the last day of validity of the pass as well as the passport number is entered and the passenger must sign the pass. Under no circumstances is the pass holder allowed to validate his or her own pass. If, however, your first journey is from an unstaffed station, your pass will be valid provided you take it to be validated at the next interchange station, or at your destination station. In the case of a Flexipass, the passenger must enter the date of travel each day before he/she boards the first train of the day. BritRail Passes are valid from 00:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs (Midnight to Midnight) on a chosen day of travel. If a pass holder is travelling on an overnight train containing sleeper accommodation, the next day’s date must be inserted. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the payment of a fine and the cost of a full fare ticket.

    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 can be made 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.

    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 or ticket protection is recommended.