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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.

ScotRail map

Unsure about where to start your ScotRail adventure? Use our ScotRail route map to plan out where you want to go.


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.

Off-Peak Tickets and Super Off-Peak tickets

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 Window

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.

Off-Peak Window

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:

  • 18:15 from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  • 18:15 from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  • 18:30 from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Search for Off-Peak tickets using our Journey Planner.

How to get cheap ScotRail tickets

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!

Discover digital tickets 

Enjoy smoother ScotRail journeys – go straight to the train when you use tickets on your phone. 94% of our customers wouldn't use anything else! Mobile Tickets will get sent directly to your Trainline app and etickets can be opened on your phone as a PDF. Both let you skip the queues at the ticket machine and breeze straight through the gates using your phone. They’re available on most ScotRail journeys, so be sure to select this option when you book.

Learn more about Mobile Tickets and etickets.

ScotRail First Class seating

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.

First Class

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.

ScotRail destinations

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?

Glasgow to Edinburgh trains

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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Good to know

Travelling with ScotRail? Find out everything you need to know about luggage allowance, pets and other onboard ScotRail facilities here.

ScotRail's Off-Peak times apply to most outward journeys starting after 09:15 during the week and at any time during the weekend.  

During the evening and late afternoon, you can’t use an Off-Peak ticket to travel on trains from Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh Waverley or Haymarket that depart after 16:42 and before 18:11.

Although we try our best to keep you well informed on ScotRail train times and schedules, it's important to know that these can change periodically due to delays, engineering works and additions to the rail network.

Be in the loop and plan ahead by checking out our Journey Planner when looking up your trip.

Yes, there is complimentary WiFi on most ScotRail trains whether you're sat in First Class or Standard.

Bicycles are allowed on most ScotRail routes but a space must be reserved in advance. You can do this online, over the phone or at your local staffed ticket office.

You can bring two suitcases and one piece of hand luggage. Any additional items such as hiking equipment and surfboards may incur an extra fee. 

Contact information

Got a query about your ScotRail journey? Get in touch either online or on the telephone.

Ticket enquiries and refunds

You might find an answer to your query in our help section. For all enquiries about your booking, do not hesitate to contact us on 0333 202 2222.

Delays, lost property and onboard services

If you would like more information regarding ScotRail train times, lost property or onboard facilities, then please call ScotRail on +(44) 344 811 0141

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