If you want to visit Scotland and travel by train there are a number different tickets you
can buy. Scotland's rail network is, well how shall I say this ...
it's OK!! Keep in mind that Scotland has huge rural areas so
obviously the best rail networks are in the more popular areas around the
cities such as Glasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh the cities of Inverness and
Aberdeen. But in the Highlands and Islands and other rural areas, you may
have to use a bus to go to a particular place. The train will only take
you part way.
The majority of train services are run by First Scotrail, and
they go to all the major towns, sometimes on some of the most scenic routes of the world.
Of course you may prefer to travel to Scotland, and get around all the time by bus (coach) and if you're interested in this mode of transport check out this page on Travelling by Bus. Another way you may wish to either get to your hotel from the airport etc or indeed arrange specific tours is through using the services of a Chauffeur Driven Car Company. Click that link to learn more and even more the services of a chauffeur I can thoroughly recommend.
When you travel by train around Scotland you can buy Rail Tickets for trains at stations, or in advance from major travel agents, or over the phone and online with a credit card.
You can book your train tickets not only to and around Scotland, but to and from any town in the UK here
Some stations are very small and if the ticket office is closed, then you can
normally get your ticket on the train from the inspector using cash or a credit card.
Please note however, that it is unlikely you'll get any special deals or
discount Fares and Passes this way
There is HUGE NUMBER of ticket choices with discounts available over many
different categories based on, for example, age, numbers travelling, advance booking and time of travel, and combining train travel with other transport options.
Check out the First Scotrail website for some of the options
They also offers a couple of travel Passes that you might want to look
at.. The most flexible is:-
The Freedom of Scotland Travelpass, which gives unlimited train travel within Scotland. It's also valid on all Caledonian MacBrayne
Ferries and on various buses in the more rural and remote areas. They
also give discounts on Northlink Ferries which will take you to Orkney and Shetland.
There are a number of different variations of the pass which are available with discounts for
people who hold a National Rail Card.
The Highland Rover allows unlimited travel on trains within the Highland
area, as well as the West Highland Line, travel between Aberdeen and Aviemore and a few connecting bus routes.
For details of all the various discounted national rail passes running to or indeed from
Scotland and also indeed getting around when you are here, check out the
National Rail website.
If you're planning to go around other parts of UK then there are other
tickets available such as the All-Line Rover, which allows 7 or 14 consecutive days' travel (with
even more discounts for those who hold a National Rail Card).
You can buy the BritRail Passes but you have to get them either online
or using a Travel Agent in your own country before you come. There are also a
number of discounts available for different age groups such as those under 26 or
if you are over 60, and for those families.
However, if you have been resident in a European country (outside
Britain) for at least 6 months, then you could get an InterRail Pass,
which will allow you unlimited train travel within Britain. This is a
great a way to travel by train, if Scotland is part of a longer European trip, and will
certainly give you more value-for-money. You can buy this online at the RailEurope website.
If you're travelling to the Kingdom of Fife the 3 main Rail companies to get you here are:
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This will be a larger box on the right-hand side of the page, and as well as including Your Business Name, Address, Phone number, and a link to your website and/or email address, it will also include a small image of your business and a maximum of 45 words description.
Text Box 3
This option is for those who don't have their own website. When a visitor clicks on the link a new page will open with your details and a form for customers to contact you. The form will be sent to any email address you provide. You would send us a 2 - 3 paragraphs describing your business, your contact details and a photograph; and you would have your own page.