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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.

Travel Off-Peak all day, every day, on ScotRail journeys till June 2024

That's right, for the next six months, the Scottish Government are funding a trial to remove Peak fares on all ScotRail journeys. This is to help make fares cheaper, simpler and encourage people to ditch the car and travel by train.  

Running from 2nd October 2023 to 28th June 2024, Off-Peak Single and Return tickets will be valid at any time of day, on any day of the week – time restrictions no longer apply. 

So, what are you waiting for? Start a search for Off-Peak tickets for ScotRail journeys in our Journey Planner today! 


ScotRail map

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: 





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!

Digital tickets are now available on ScotRail routes

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 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.

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.

Taking your bike on ScotRail trains

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:

  • Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen
  • Glasgow, Oban, Fort William and Mallaig
  • Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness
  • Aberdeen and Inverness
  • Inverness, Wick, Thurso and Kyle of Lochalsh

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.


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?

ScotRail Delay Repay

Did you know you can claim Delay Repay if your ScotRail train was delayed by 30 minutes or more? Check out our Delay Repay page for more details.

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.

Search Edinburgh to Glasgow trains.



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.

Contact information

Got a query about a ScotRail journey you've booked with us? Get in touch online.

Customer service enquiries

If you want to get in touch with our customer support team about a booking you've made with us, visit our help section.

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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