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If you're after ScotRail train tickets, look no further. At TrainPal, we'll show you where ScotRail can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find ScotRail tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Keep reading for more information on classes, onboard amenities, destinations, and cheap train ticket tips.

About ScotRail

ScotRail Trains Limited is owned by the Scottish Government and supervised by Scottish Rail Holdings Limited (SRH Ltd). The public company now operates rail services in Scotland and will continue to be known as 'ScotRail'. Trains and stations will continue to be branded 'ScotRail'. The only change is the removal of the name of the current franchise operator, 'Abellio', from signs, websites, printed materials, etc. All passengers can rest assured that trains will continue to operate, tickets and season tickets will remain valid and can be purchased as usual. Founded in 1997 by National Express under the ScotRail brand name, it was transferred to First Group in 2004 and renamed First ScotRail. In 2008 it returned to its original name, Scottish Railways. The railway company provides services from the north of England to areas such as Newcastle and Carlisle, and on to London. Most rail services run between major Scottish cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen and Dundee. ScotRai operates trains along the famous Highland Main Line in Scotland's beautiful Highlands. ScotRail offers a wide range of tickets, such as Advance tickets, Group tickets known as Friend's Fare, Anytime tickets which offer full flexibility in terms of time, Family tickets and Off-peak tickets for family travel needs.

ScotRail Route Map

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Unsure about where to start your ScotRail adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London, you can enjoy high-speed services to destinations like Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester. ScotRail are one of the primary rail operators in the UK, providing services from London Euston and a number of major terminals including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Many of the routes feature high-speed services with no changes required, making ScotRail an excellent alternative to air travel if you're looking to traverse up or down the length of the country.

What can ScotRail offers

Southwest Railroad prides itself on providing its passengers with a fair and unique experience.
  • 1. A more flexible way to travel
  • 2. A journey to a more sustainable railway for Scotland
  • How to Get Cheap ScotRail tickets

    Looking for the cheapest train tickets for your journey? We've got you covered!Check out the suggestions below and discover tips you can use to save on your next train journey.
    Book in advance
    Book in advance
    Most of the railway companies throughout Europe release their tickets approximately three to six months in advance, with many offering lower prices for early bookings. If you know the dates you wish to travel, it may be possible to secure cheaper train tickets from Milan to Rome by booking in advance.
    Split Tickets
    Choose a slower or connecting train
    On certain busier routes, it may be possible to opt for a slower or connecting train. Although it may take slightly longer than high-speed or direct services, you could potentially secure a cheaper fare if you have some extra time to spare. Additionally, you'll have more opportunity to appreciate the scenic views of the countryside!
    Travel Off-Peak
    Be open to flexibility in your travel schedule
    A significant number of train services in Europe are also utilized as commuter services, and as such, many train companies raise ticket prices during "peak hours" (typically from 06:00 to 10:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00 on weekdays). If possible, try to travel outside of peak hours to secure lower-priced tickets.
    Travel Off-Peak
    Use your Railcard
    National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year.
    Use your Railcard
    Find some special deals
    Take a look at our Apps to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets ( https://www.mytrainpal.com ) for your journey.

    ScotRail Train Classes

    Standard Class

    • Free WiFi
    • At seat order
    • Air conditioning

    First Class

    • Extra space and comfort available on board eXpress services between Edinburgh and Glasgow and intercity services, connecting Scotland's seven cities
    • Plug sockets at every seat
    • A blind for those sunny days, or when you'd rather block out the Scottish weather

    Travelling with a Railcard

    Travelling with ScotRail a few times a year? Get a Railcard and you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys. Click on one of the Railcard types below to see the various eligibility requirements.

    /railcard-guide/17-16-saver

    · Great for ages 16-17 solo travel
    · 50% discount on most tickets, including seasons
    · Valid for 1 year or until your 18th birthday

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    /railcard-guide/16-25-railcard

    · Great for ages 16-25 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £189!
    · 3-year Railcard available to under 24s only

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    /railcard-guide/26-30-railcard

    · Great for ages 26-30 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £251!

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    /railcard-guide/senior-railcard

    · Great for ages 60+ solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £98!

    See Details >

    More info about ScotRail

    Q:
    Can I take a bicycle on ScotRail?
    A:
    Bicycle parking lots have been added to train stations so that you can leave your bicycle safely before boarding the train or take your bicycle with you. There is no extra charge to take your bike on the train. Some transfers require you to reserve a space in advance.
    Q:
    ScotRail WiFi and services
    A:
    Free WiFi is now available on 90% of ScotRail trains. WiFi is already available at over 50 stations, with four more scheduled to be added this season. WiFi strength may vary between lines and stations, but 4G coverage is fully covered. As a result, Internet connectivity may be somewhat limited on some routes.
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