Download any BritRail Flexible or Consecutive Pass directly to your phone and save on the shipping cost. With the M-Pass there’s no need to wait in the ticket line, simply scan the barcode and you can enter the train platform. This pass can also be printed in the PDF format in case of loss or theft. This pass can also be printed in the PDF format in case of loss or theft. M-Passes are not eligible for the Saver discount. One free seat reservation is included with each Flexible M-Pass purchase.
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!
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.
A seat reservation is optional but recommended in order to guarantee a seat on a specific train and time. Reserve a seat.
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.
|Robert YoungJuly 11, 2018|
I would do it again. It was easy to purchase and use our passes. The staff at the stations and on the trains were friendly and particularly helpful when it came to advising on multiple train changes, e.g. three different trains between Edinburgh and Wales. Much better than flying between cities in Britain.
|SusanJune 28, 2018|
We bought 1st class senior Brit Rail train tickets for a trip from Glasgow through Wales to Heathrow in May and June. At least 3 of our trains were canceled. It was very stressful. A bus got us to a train station so late, we missed our train. We only had a 1st class train twice + once for 15 minutes. Once we had to stand the whole way. On the weekends there was not the regular drink and food service. On the Heart of Wales train, the drinking and singing was so loud that we put in ear plugs. What a waste of a lot of money and fun. We told all of our friends here so their vacations wouldn't be ruined too.
We are very sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your experience with the BritRail Pass. We've taken note of your concerns with the BritRail Pass and we will provide the feedback to BritRail in hope it can help improve the product in the future. Thanks again for your review.
|Steele fourJune 21, 2018|
Our 15 day consecutive passes did everything we hoped for. We were able to see rural England, get to and from all our destinations easily, and add in last minute detours at will. Using the pass was painless: we showed them to access platforms at the stations then the conductors asked to see them once during any given journey. We were able to book seats for trains that we felt might be busy or when we wanted to be sure to sit together for longer rides. I would recommend BritRail passes to anyone wanting flexibility and convenience.
|Jean L. VogelJune 19, 2018|
I thought the rail pass was WONDERFUL!! Upon arriving in London we had our passes validated and never once had any difficulty using it over the 8 days. First Class was excellent. The trains were very clean including the bathrooms. The service was excellent. The ride was extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend it to anyone of any age.
|Patricia ChaseJune 16, 2018|
Four of us traveled together and the passes worked fine for us. We only did a sketchy check of the cost of the passes vs. the cost of individual tickets, but it appeared to be a good value. Just having to flash the passes instead of stopping to buy tickets is worth something in itself, and saved us from missing the train we wanted more than once. Our only difficulty was with learning which seats we could sit in. Since the passes are for open seats, you have to avoid seats that have been reserved. On a couple of crowded trains, it was a bit of a hunt to find unreserved seats but ultimately we always did. Generally, it was not an issue.
|CrissJune 10, 2018|
The passes made the train trips hassle free and enabled us to organise our journey around the country to coincide with bus and rental car. At the time of use the timetables hadn't been changed so touring was not as difficult as it may have been in June.
|Anne GrayJune 01, 2018|
We started badly with a very unpleasant woman in the Glasgow office who validated our Flexipasses but then took it on herself to write May 1 as the first day of travel when our first day of travel was to be May 2. It was corrected by other pleasant staff who also pre-booked seats for all our major journeys. Everything worked very well EXCEPT that in order to get onto and off platforms through most of the UK you have to swipe a card at a booth which you cannot do with a Pass. Sometimes there was no person present to let us through and we had to wait. I also thought it very bizarre that in First Class on Southwest, I could have free tea, coffee and cookies but not water which was all I wanted !!!! We used Scotrail, Virgin, Cross Country, Great Western, Southwest and Glasgow Express Overall, it is tremendous value for money and although not all journeys had first class coaches, it is worthwhile paying the extra for First Class
|LJMay 14, 2018|
I purchased a flexible 4 day pass. The pass was easy to use, arrived when it was supposed to and saved me a substantial amount of money as some of my travel was at the end of the Easter break. I would recommend to anyone who is doing much train travel on short notice. The only two issues I had with the pass were: 1)trying to make reservations- I could not (did not understand) how to make reservations for my first train ride when I got to the UK which meant I did not have a seat from London to Edinburgh (a few hours without a seat on the ride)on a very busy Friday afternoon. The other issue is that the representatives at the train station ticket desks did not seem to want to help me out once I said I had a pass (perhaps they get some type of bonus for the number of tickets they sell??? -in fact a couple were quite dismissive and rude but that has nothing to do with the passes and more to do with the train providers' services I guess. All-in-all I would recommend to anyone who does not have a long time ahead to plan and work out their entire trip on cheap advance fairs.
|ReneFebruary 14, 2018|
Booked a England M-pass first class. It's simply amazing value. Not need to worry about missing trains, changing plans, or travelling at peak times. And the M pass is so much simpler than the paper ones: it arrives instantly and not postage charge. However, no station barriers accepted the bar code. So allow extra time at stations to wait for the inspectors to open the gates. Very few staff I came across had bar code readers, so you have to hand over your phone for them to read the details. Almost all on ticket inspectors had never heard of the M-pass, both on train and at stations, and I had to explain to to them. In some cases, ticket collectors were puzzled and a couple of times aggressive about it. In one case, a barrier guard angrily refused to let me enter the station as he was convinced it wasn't valid. Eventually, someone from the ticket office came to help and persuaded the man to let me through. But he wasn't completely convinced either, so was lucky not to miss my train. Hopefully, wider use might improve this, but for the moment I'd advise travelling with a printed copy too as backup and a link to the information explaining the ticket for untrained staff.