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Britrail Passes

I have been looking into using a train/bus/ferry pass. When they say 8 days of travel out of 15, is that for all travel? Or can I arrive by train to a central location like Perth then use the local busses to see sights without those day trips counting against your 8/15 travel pass.


  • VisitScotlandLiamVisitScotlandLiam Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    @Horizons I believe this is your area of expertise ;) ?
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  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    @VisitScotlandLiam indeed :smile:

    @Joyful_1, in theory the ticket checker will put in the date of travel on the train to Perth making the pass in use for that day. If you reach Perth in the evening and use buses the next day for daytrips, your purely bus travel day will not be counted towards your 8 days.

    In practice, atleast 2 or 3 of my days remained unchecked across my 30 day trip (with 2 consecutive passes) and I did have quite a few days when I was not using my pass doing bus daytrips. Hence, I came to the conclusion that it's ok to use the pass on a day even if you're doing a single train journey. You can always choose to pay for your single train ticket and selectively not use the pass for that day (hope that makes sense).

    Feel free to ask clarifying questions.
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