Introducing the BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass


Discover Scotland’s scenic Highlands

Scotland’s Highlands are universally praised and considered among some of the UK’s most beautiful places to see thanks to a generous mix of majestic mountains, long glens, famous lochs, and stunning woodlands. The new BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass is ideal for traveling on some of Scotland’s most scenic trains such as the West Highland Line between Glasgow and Oban or Mallaig. Also, you can discover the North Highland Line between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh or travel on the Far North Line which goes up to Thurso. The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass lets you experience these trains and more.


The West Highland Line from Glasgow to Oban or Mallaig passes through small villages, lochs and the Arrochar Alps. If you’re traveling to Oban, you will encounter the ruins of Kilchum Castle. In addition, as the train passes near the caverns of Hollow Mountain and reach River Awe, you will recognize the setting of Sir Walter Scott’s short story “The Highland Widow”.

The ride between Glasgow and Mallaig, is a 5 hour and 13 minute journey that is enjoyable throughout the entire time. Highlights include views of castle ruins, bridges to cross and sights of the UK’s highest mountain, the massive Ben Nevis, which is over 1,340 meters tall. Another familiar location is Corrour, the mainline station which appeared in the film ‘Trainspotting’. Speaking of popular film location, you can look forward to crossing the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct from the Harry Potter films. In addition, your BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass includes passage on the ferry crossings from Oban to the Isle of Mull and from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye.

The journey between the city of Inverness and the quiet port of Kyle of Lochalsh on the North Highland Line is approximately 2 hour and 30 minutes and features views of mountains, rivers and lakes. Inverness is located a short distance away from Loch Ness, the notorious home of the legendary Loch Ness monster. From Inverness, you can travel to Thurso, where Scotland’s most northern railway station is located.

The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass is valid for a total of 4 travel days within 8 days, which gives you the chance to stay overnight in your favorite locations before hopping on the next train and includes travel on the following rail lines:

▪ Glasgow – Oban/Fort William/Mallaig
▪ Inverness – Kyle of Lochalsh
▪ Inverness – Wick/Thurso
▪ Inverness – Abderdeen
▪ Inverness – Aviemore

On the following coach lines:
▪ Oban/FortWilliam – Inverness (Scottish Citylin/West Coast Motors)
▪ Thurso – Scrabster (Stage coach in the Highlands)

On the following Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry routes:
▪ Oban – Mull
▪ Mallaig – Skye

Plus, receive discounts on select rail, ferry and bus services:
Get a 10% discount on a full stardard fare for the Strathspey Steam Railway and the Keith & Dufftown Railway.

Travel aboard Northlink Ferries and receive a 20% discount on Seated Standard fares purchased on the day of sailing on the following routes:
▪ Scrabster – Stromness
▪ Aberdeen – Lerwick
▪ Aberdeen – Kirkwall – Lerwick

Get a 10% discount on Single and Day Return fares with D&E Coaches on this route:
▪ Inverness – Durness

A 10% discount is available on Caledonian Sleeper Standard fares when tickets are purchased locally.

This entry was posted by Ruben on January 27th, 2014, and is filed under United Kingdom. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.
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