Make the most of your visit to Great Britain with the BritRail pass which provides access to all trains on Great Britain’s National Rail Network. Explore destinations throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Hop on and off the trains as you wish!
The BritRail pass gives you full freedom and flexibility to travel when you want and whenever you want!
You can buy a BritRail pass if you are not a UK resident.
Customers can select a first date of travel that is up to 11 months from the purchase date.
*Please note that discounts cannot be coupled with other discounts, only one discount per pass
If a paper pass is selected,this pass is printed on official railway ticket paper that will be shipped to you. You can select from the available shipping options during checkout. Please allow sufficient time to receive your pass before your departure.
If an M-Pass is selected, an email with an activation link will be sent. When you are ready to use the M-Pass, click the link to select your first day of use or travel dates. After you have completed the check-in, you will be able to download your M-Pass.
Trains in Britain do not require Seat Reservations. Services are often quite frequent on all lines except rural routes. With a BritRail Pass you have great flexibility at all times when choosing your itinerary! Touring Britain with any BritRail Pass is so easy!
Despite this, there are times when we do recommend reserving a seat in advance. During the ‘rush hours’ of course and if you are doing a long trip (e.g. London to Edinburgh) and when you know exactly the train you want to travel on. We also recommend seat reservations on Bank Holidays, Fridays and Sunday evenings can also be busier too. In addition, if you are traveling with other people and want to make sure you sit together, it is a good idea to reserve a seat in advance.
Reserve a seat.
Note: Many trains to not offer Seat Resevations (e.g. commuter, rural and regional services)
Note: Passengers who wish to upgrade a Standard Class BritRail Pass to First Class will need to pay the difference in excess between the Standard and First Class Ordinary Fare for the leg of the journey that has not been taken. This may be paid at the ticket office before boarding the train or to the ticket inspector on the train.
|demoMay 01, 2023|
I love the Britrail Pass. We used one for almost two weeks - the flexi pass - and it was great. I live in a US city with no trains and it's such a joy to travel by rail in the UK. We had reservations most of the time - recommended - but could also be spontaneous (went from Edinburgh to North Berwick for a few
|BenApril 19, 2023|
I use this pass each time I travel back to England/Wales to visit friends and family and for work. It is INCREDIBLE value and offers the ease of hop on/off without annoying pre-booking. An absolute must if you are planning to any long journeys in Britain.
|16 Phoenix AvenueFebruary 05, 2020|
We recently used Britrail in January 2020. We found the passes to be great value. We travelled from the South down to the North, then across to Scotland. The passes were even valid to use between Edinburgh and Dunfermline. TIP: the baggage storage areas on most of the trains take only a few large bags. There is space above the seats to store baggage, however size matters, they easily take a 'carry-on' size suitcase and not not suited to large bags and suitcases. I also recommend on long 5hr travels to reserve a 'seated table'. Our son did his school homework and we found the tables useful for this. Good Luck, and I highly recommend a pass.
|Jose ArroyoJanuary 21, 2020|
I bought an 8 day Brit Rail Pass. We went through England, Wales and Scotland. The experience was very good. There were no hassles or difficulties. The officers, at the very different trains, knew about and respected or honored the pass. It was like a "Go forward as many times as you like" kind of experience. Really recommend it.
|JohnJanuary 03, 2020|
The problem lies in the reserved seats, many of which are never used. Those using Britrail who are not familiar with the rules find it frustrating to see empty seats while not being able to sit next to their spouse.
|Roger MOctober 31, 2019|
I used a 4 day flexi pass in early October. I traveled exclusively on the East coast King X to Edinburgh to Inverness route. Great service, trains were always on time and the meals in first class were top notch. I have purchased this same pass for about 12 years and will continue to do so. The flexibility to use any train is just what I need.
|MissCelanyOctober 13, 2019|
We had Britrail passes, standard class, for 3 weeks of touring. We found the rail system daunting at first due to inexperience and some unclear details like seat and coach selection/restrictions, but quickly got the hang of the scheduling system. We rode many different train lines over the course of our trip. Staff were always helpful. Seats were not very comfortable for lengthy rides, and luggage storage was sometimes challenging, but never unmanageable. Wifi was usually decent. Food (snacks, sandwiches, beverages) when offered, was good. Would definitely do it again. Major drawback is limited travel to smaller towns.
|TrevorOctober 01, 2019|
Used these passes on several trips now and user friendliness was excellent when flex pass was for a 2 month period. Now average because did not fully support a 6 week vacation. Otherwise this is an excellent product. Did have a bad experience with train delays and cancellations on one of my trips but that was the fault of the rail company not the pass. Mind you other travelers on the same journey could apply for refunds whereas no refund on the flexpass
|email@example.comAugust 22, 2019|
My daughter and I purchased a standard 2 day flexpass to travel from Manchester airport by rail to Edinburgh, and later, from Edinburgh to London, with a stopover at Lockerbie to have lunch with a cousin. The trains were very comfortable; food on board was reasonably priced and very good. We went on to Paris on the Eurostar. Last year I visited Bristol and Margate, purchasing separate tickets at Victoria; in future I will definitely book a flexpass. Very convenient, and a worthwhile savings. Thank you!
|Robert H. ReynoldsJune 21, 2019|
The 4-day flexipass was great value for money and above all solved a logistical dilemma facing us: I wanted to return to Scotland after many years, my wife wanted to return to Cornwall. It was easy once I found each destination was 4-5 hours from London by rail, and that we could combine our initial and final days' travel with a trip from/to the airport on the Heathrow Express. The trains were comfortable, had room for our suitcases, and departed and arrived on time, even on the day when a storm had earlier damaged the northern rail overhead power lines. The 2 for 1 vouchers allowed us to see many London attractions we might have skipped otherwise, and it was quite convenient to have the Oyster cards on arrival. The BritRail Pass is a great program that I intend to use again in future.