If you're after ScotRail tickets, look no further. At Trainline, 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.
For more information about accessibility on ScotRail services, check out our Accessible Travel guide.
Unsure about where to start your ScotRail adventure? Use our ScotRail route map to plan out where you want to go.
As the main operator of trains in Scotland, ScotRail takes you further. From major hubs like Glasgow and Edinburgh, find your way to the Scottish East Coast, The Highlands and beyond. And that's not all.
For those who prefer not to leave their travel plans up in the air, ScotRail takes you to destinations outside of Scotland including Newcastle and Carlisle that connect to the rest of Great Britain and places further afield. Want to learn more about the Scottish rail network? Head to our Scotland Rail Map page for more information.
Some popular ScotRail train routes include:
If you're after cheap UK train tickets, check out the hints below and see how you could bag yourself a bargain. We'll even highlight the cheapest prices!
Train tickets in the UK usually go on sale 3 months before the date of travel. Look out for Advance tickets, as these tend to be cheaper when they're first released. Be quick though, as they sell out on busier routes.
Find out more about our Advance ticket alert tool.
When travelling by train in the UK, you can benefit from reduced fares by choosing times of day that are less busy. When searching for tickets with us, we'll display all available tickets and options, highlighting the cheapest ones.
Learn more about Off-Peak train times.
Our clever little Price Prediction tool will peek into the future and let you know when ticket prices are about to rise – meaning you'll never miss out on the best value fares. Beat the rush and save on price too. (Currently available in the UK app only)
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If you travel on the same route more than three times a week, then a Scotrail Season Ticket could help you to save both valuable time and money. Not only that, they're available in a number of flexible options to suit different time frames.
Check out our Season Ticket Calculator today to get started.
They're types of train discount cards you can buy for £30 for unlimited use. You can get up to a 1/3 off the price of selected train tickets when using a Railcard. From kids to elderly people, there are great discounts out there to be had.
GroupSave is a concession that allows any group of 3 - 9 passengers travelling together up to a 34% discount on Off-Peak tickets on selected routes.
Great for families and groups of friends, you can find this option in the drop-down menu when booking your train tickets.
You can now enjoy smoother ScotRail journeys with Mobile Tickets. There's no need to queue at the counter or ticket machine at the station, as these digital tickets live in our app, just activate them before your journey and breeze straight through the gates using your phone.
Learn more about Mobile Tickets and etickets.
Off-Peak tickets are a great way to save money on train travel while retaining an element of flexibility. With an Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak ticket, you benefit from discounted prices and you can travel on any Off-Peak service on your chosen day of travel.
Super Off-Peak tickets are only available to Smartcard Holders – unfortunately, we’re still working to integrate Smartcards with our booking system.
ScotRail offer Super Off-Peak tickets as Day Returns only, for travel to/from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. The Super Off-Peak window is open from Monday to Friday between 11:00 and 15:00, and after 20:00.
You don’t need a Smartcard to access Off-Peak tickets. Plus, they’re available as Singles and Returns. The Off-Peak window is open from Monday to Friday after 09:15, and all day on weekends.
There are some exceptions to the above: Off-Peak tickets are not available between 16:42 and 18:11 for travel out of Glasgow and Edinburgh. In addition, they’re not available on the following services:
Search for Off-Peak tickets using our Journey Planner.
Whether you're travelling for work, leisure or a bit of both, find a seat to match. ScotRail offers different seating classes to suit all budgets.
ScotRail offers First Class seating for those wishing to kick back and relax on their journeys. Enjoy comfy seats, quieter coaches and complimentary refreshments. The best thing is, you don’t need to book in advance to get a First Class ticket. Check out our dedicated page to ScotRail First Class for more information.
Benefit from family-sized tables, power sockets and generous luggage allowances, all at an affordable price. ScotRail makes trips in and around, and to and from Scotland easy for budgeters and thrill-seekers alike.
Planning a day out on your bike? Or cycling as part of your commute to work? You’re in luck. Taking bikes on trains in the UK is completely free.
Although you won't need to reserve a space for your full-sized bike on most ScotRail services, you will for trains on the following routes:
If you’re taking a fold-up bike on board there’s no need for a reservation, but you must be able to carry the bike onto the train and fit it in the luggage rack.
Find out more about taking bikes on trains in the UK.
Need a bit of information ahead of your next trip? Check out these popular ScotRail destinations for travel details and nearby attractions. And why not plan ahead by checking out our ScotRail train times page?
ScotRail trains between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley are the most used passenger service on the whole network, helping to bridge the gap separating these two intensely proud and independent cities.
Dean Village / New Town / Leith / Stockbridge
Edinburgh has more than just laughs on offer. Scotland's capital is full of art, history and entertainment for all ages and times of the year.
Passengers can visit the capital to view the iconic Edinburgh castle, along with Royal Mile. If it's shopping you're after, Princes St has many high street and designer outlets as well as great bars and restaurants if you need a little downtime.
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The West End / Byres Road / Kelvingrove / Shawlands
Two direct trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow run every hour during peak times, giving fast journeys between the two major cities, without the hassle of changing trains at busy times.
Visiting Glasgow is all about culture. You can take in the architecture of Glasgow Cathedral and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Furthermore, you can witness the Old Firm Derby between Rangers and Glasgow Celtic or take a fun trip to the new hip district of the Byres Road.
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Travelling with ScotRail? Find out everything you need to know about luggage allowance, pets and other onboard ScotRail facilities here.
Got a query about a ScotRail journey you've booked with us? Get in touch online.
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If you would like more information regarding ScotRail train times, lost property or onboard facilities, then please call ScotRail on +(44) 344 811 0141