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A Travel Guide For The Britrail Pass.
With the BritRail Pass, you get to travel to three different countries with just one ticket, England, Scotland, and Wales. Great Britain, with its changing landscapes, unique culture, and impressive sights is predestined for rail travel. Also, the road network is well developed and all three countries in Britain are quickly and easily accessible by train.
England offers 900 km of breathtaking coastline and consists of nine different regions – each with its own history, culture, and distinctive character. It is also known for its striking Victorian architecture, typical English gardens, and quaint pubs.
Scotland captivates with its remote beauty of the Highlands and islands, which are still almost untouched. In addition to visiting the big cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, it is also worthwhile climbing the impressive mountain peaks and walking along the natural beaches.
Wales is home to extensive sandy beaches, green hills, and hundreds of castles and offers a lot of unique, unspoiled nature as well as three national parks. Wales is also known for its characteristic Welsh language and Celtic culture.
Discover all three unique countries with your BritRail Pass!
What is the Britrail Pass?
The BritRail Pass is a train ticket, that allows you to travel through England, Scotland, and Wales by train. You can travel on 2, 3, 4, 8, 15, 22 days or one month. You can do multiple train rides on your travel day and hop on and off whenever you want.
Who can use the BritRail Pass?
All non-UK residents can buy and use the BritRail Pass.
Where can I use the BritRail Pass?
With the BritRail Pass, which allows you to travel by train throughout the UK, you have the flexibility to decide how many days you want to use the train with unlimited journeys allowed. You have the choice:
- Travel on 2, 3, 4, 8, 15, or 22 days consecutively or one month on consecutive days
- Travel on 2, 3, 4, or 8 days within one month or 15 days within 2 months
In addition to the BritRail Pass for the whole of Great Britain, there are also passes for individual regions and countries. These are ideal for those that only want to travel to certain regions or countries such as Scotland or the North of England. It is worth considering these tickets, as they are much cheaper than single tickets.
BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass
With the BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass, you can travel unrestricted by train throughout Scotland from morning until night. Ferries like the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry are included in the ticket. You can travel 4 out of 8 days or 8 out of 15 days.
BritRail Central Scotland Pass
With the BritRail Central Scotland Pass, you can take unlimited train journeys between Edinburgh, Glasgow Queen Street, North Berwick, Bathgate, Dunblane, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, the Fife Circle, Markinch, Falkirk and all stations in between. The ticket is also valid between Edinburgh Waverley, Brunstane and Newcraighall. This pass allows you to travel on 3 consecutive days within a 7 day period.
BritRail England Pass
The BritRail England Pass is only valid in England and not in Scotland or Wales. You can travel unlimited on single or consecutive days for 2, 3, 4, 8, 15, 22 days or one month.
BritRail London Plus Pass
Explore London and the surrounding area in comfort and without stress with the BritRail London Plus Pass. This is a low-cost train pass that allows you to travel to Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, Bath, Salisbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Canterbury, on 3, 4, or 8 days in a month.
BritRail South West Pass
Travel without bounds through the South West of England and visit places such as Oxford (university town), Bath (World Heritage Site), Windsor Castle (the Queen’s favorite residence), Salisbury (charming little town), the Cornwall Coast (beautiful railway lines) and use the First Western’s Night Riviera sleeping cars. You can use the BritRail South West Pass on 2, 3, 4, 8, 15, 22 days or one month on single or consecutive days.
BritRail Pass North of England City Experience
With BritRail Pass North of England City Experience pass, you can travel between Manchester Airport, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, and Newcastle on the TransPennine Express. You can use the pass on 4 out of 8 days.
How much does it cost?
|2 Days (Consecutive)||$59||$119|
|3 Days (Consecutive)||$89||$178|
|4 Days (Consecutive)||$111||$221|
|8 Days (Consecutive)||$160||$320|
|15 Days (Consecutive)||$238||$476|
|22 Days (Consecutive)||$298||$595|
|1 Month (Consecutive)||$352||$703|
|2 Days Within 1 Month||$76||$151|
|3 Days Within 1 Month||$113||$226|
|4 Days Within 1 Month||$142||$283|
|8 Days Within 1 Month||$203||$405|
|15 Days Within 2 Months||$305||$609|
|2 Days (Consecutive)||$90||$180|
|3 Days (Consecutive)||$135||$269|
|4 Days (Consecutive)||$167||$334|
|8 Days (Consecutive)||$238||$476|
|15 Days (Consecutive)||$352||$703|
|22 Days (Consecutive)||$447||$893|
|1 Month (Consecutive)||$529||$1058|
|2 Days Within 1 Month||$112||$224|
|3 Days Within 1 Month||$167||$334|
|4 Days Within 1 Month||$206||$411|
|8 Days Within 1 Month||$302||$604|
|15 Days Within 2 Months||$451||$902|
ROUTES FOR THE BritRAIL PASS
Wales: A Railway Lover’s Dream
England: The Loop Around London
How it works
Before the journey:
You can choose an initial travel date up to 11 months after the date of purchase.
When you have chosen to ship as a paper badge after booking:
The BritRail pass will be printed on the official railway ticket paper and sent to you by mail.
You can choose from the shipping options available during the checkout process.
BritRail Passes must be validated at a UK railway station at the start of your journey by entering the first and last day of validity of the pass purchased and the passenger’s ID number.
When you have chosen the M-Pass:
An email will be sent to you with an activation link. Once you are ready to use the M-Pass, click on the link to select your first day of departure or travel dates. After check-in is complete, you can download the M-Pass to your phone or tablet.
The BritRail M-Pass is not valid in Scotland and Wales – only in England. It can be printed as a PDF or saved on devices such as mobile phones and tablets. You can use the M-Pass flexible on 3, 4, 8, 15, 22 days or one month or on consecutive days.
To enter the platform just scan the QR code at the barriers. If there is no barrier, station staff can check the pass with a reader (or without it). Once you have downloaded the M-Pass to your device, you no longer need to queue at a ticket counter to have your pass stamped.
One free seat reservation is included with each Flexible M-Pass purchase.
All-day trains can be used without a seat reservation, although it is recommended on busy routes between major cities and during peak hours. Reservations are also required on night trains from London to Scotland.
During the journey:
You generally have the possibility to make several train journeys per day of travel. Please note that the BritRail Pass in London cannot be used on the Overground and Underground lines.
The BritRail Pass offers many discounts compared to other train passes and therefore is particularly attractive.
BritRail Saver Discount: Small groups (3 to 9 people) can save up to 20% off the regular price when traveling together.
BritRail Family Discount:
– One child (5-15 years) accompanied by an adult or older BritRail Pass holder is free of charge.
– Additional children receive up to 50 % discount on the regular adult ticket.
– Children under 5 years travel free of charge and do not need a ticket.
BritRail Youth Discount: Young people between the ages of 16 and 25 receive a discount of up to 20%.
BritRail Senior Discount: People age 60 or older receive a discount of up to 15%.
Good to know
With the BritRail Pass, you get to use the Airport Express (1x Airport Transfer Gatwick Express, Heathrow Express, or Stansted Express) for free. You get access to the Airport Express trains (fastest way from London airports to central London) and can use your pass for as many trains as you like for the duration of the day.
You will also get up to 20% off the participating Heritage Railways Association trains throughout the UK with your BritRail Pass.