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Buses, coaches, trains. How to travel around Scotland cheaper?

Hi everyone! I am going to visit Scotland in the end of December. 
How can i get to the all beautiful place (the cheapest way) without renting a car? I've heard about Citylink Exlorer Pass? Maybe you know a way better than this. 
p.s. I plan stay in Scotland for 10 days. (Edinburgh-maybe Perth or St. Andrews-Aberdeenshire-Inverness-Isle of Skye-Glencoe-Ben Navis-Fort Williams-Oban-Glasgow-Edinburgh) maybe I'll be somewhere else, I'm quite spontaious person :smile:


  • VisitScotlandLindsayVisitScotlandLindsay Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hi @zoyashermatova

    Thank you for your question about the best way of getting around Scotland. The citylink Explorer pass is a great way of saving money and there are 3 different passes you can get. £49 allows you to travel 3 days out of 5, so as many journeys in one day as you like. £74 for 5 days travel out of 10 or £99 which gives you 8 days out of 16. It is a great saving if you are doing multiple journey's in the one day.

    Some places you may want to visit may not be accessible by either citylink or train i.e St Andrews, but there are always local buses that can get you there and these prices aren't usually too expensive.

    Trains are usually more expensive but you could check out Scot Rails prices and compare them to the Explorer passes to see what works out best. 

    Citylink tickets can be purchased from our information centres and when buying the pass you do not have to book all your days tickets then, you can book your 1st ones, then when in another location you can book some more so your itinerary doesn't have to be set in stone when purchasing the pass. 

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