ScotRail Spirit of Scotland

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ScotRail M-Pass

Download any ScotRail 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.


Discover all that Scotland has to offer from the fascinating culture to the captivating scenery setting aside plenty of time to explore essential destinations like Glasgow, Edinburgh, Skye, Inverness, Fort William, and many more!

Where can the pass be used?

Please note, from 25 April 2023, ferry travel is no longer included within the Spirit of Scotland. Any ferry travel should be purchased separately and directly from

Scotland, including travel on the following services and routes:


  • ScotRail: All scheduled services in Scotland and services to and from Carlisle.
  • Avanti West Coast, Cross Country, LNER, First TransPennine Express: All scheduled services in Scotland and services to and from Carlisle and Berwick-upon-Tweed.


  • Scottish Citylink/West Coast Motors: Services between Oban/Fort William – Inverness, Oban – Campbeltown, Kyle of Lochalsh – Uig, Inverness – Ullapool.
  • *Please note: We would recommend pre-booking your coach travel with Scottish Citylink. To book your Scottish Citylink journey and seat reservation in advance you can do so by visiting any VisitScotland iCentre or CityLink Bus Station. Please note a £1.50 booking fee applies.
  • Stagecoach East Scotland: Services between Dundee/Leuchars - St Andrews.
  • Borders Buses: Services between Melrose – Galashiels – Peebles – Edinburgh (Service 62), Carlisle – Langholm – Hawick – Galashiels – Edinburgh (Service X95).
  • Stagecoach in the Highlands: Services on the Isle of Skye (except any registered tours), Wick – John O’Groats, Thurso – John O’Groats, Thurso – Scrabster.

Other Transport:

  • Subway travel – on the Glasgow Subway
  • Tram travel – with Edinburgh Trams

ScotRail Passes can be purchased by anyone including residents of the UK.

Booking Period

M-Pass must be activated within 3 months of the date of purchase for UK residents and 11 months for International guests to the UK.


Child Discount

Children (ages 5-15) get up to 50% off the regular adult fare. Children under 5 travel free and do not need a ticket when they share a seat with an adult.

Bonuses & Inclusions

Discounted Services:


  • Strathspey Steam Railway: 10% discount on all full standard fares.
  • Keith & Dufftown Railway: 10% discount on all full standard fares.
  • Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway: £1 off all full standard fares (excl. Thomas Days Out).


  • Northlink Ferries: 20% discount on seated standard fares purchased on the day of sailing on the following routes: Scrabster – Stromness, Aberdeen – Lerwick and Aberdeen – Kirkwall – Lerwick.
  • 20% off ferry travel to Northern Ireland – on Stena Line journeys between Ayr – Cairnryan – Belfast.

Coach and Other Transport:

  • City Sightseeing Bus Tours: £1 off adult and concession tickets on the following tours: Edinburgh Bus Tour, City Sightseeing Glasgow and City Sightseeing Inverness.
  • 20% off standard car hire with Arnold Clark in Glasgow or Edinburgh.
  • 10% off standard car or taxi hire with KyleTaxis/Skye Car Hire.


  • Sweeney Cruises (Loch Lomond): 20% discount on all full standard fares.
  • Cruise Loch Lomond: 15% discount on all full standard fares.
  • Jacobite Cruises (Loch Ness): 10% discount on all full standard fares.
Additional Details

Travel is valid Monday to Friday on trains departing after 0915 and on any service at the weekend.

This restriction does not apply to customers travelling on the following routes:

  • Glasgow Queen Street - Oban /Fort William/ Mallaig
  • Glasgow Central - Stranraer
  • Inverness - Kyle/Wick/Thurso
  • Direct services from Lockerbie to Carlisle, Carstairs, Motherwell or Glasgow Central
Pass Delivery

Download this ScotRail M-Pass directly to your phone. With your M-Pass, you can enter the train platform and get checked-in by on-board staff.

Seat Reservations

A seat reservation is optional but recommended in order to guarantee a seat on a specific train and time. Reservations can be made up to 12 weeks in advance. Reserve a seat.

Note: Upgrades to First Class are not available

Citylink Coach reservations

Although not essential, it is strongly recommended to avoid the inconvenience of not being able to board a Citylink coach in the case of full capacity. Book your Scottish Citylink journey in advance on 0871 266 3333 (24 hours). There’s a £1.50 reservation fee. Calls cost 12p/minute from BT landlines plus network extras. Charges from other providers or mobiles may vary.

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