If rail travel is on your agenda, buy train tickets in advance and save up to 65%. Click on the link below and see how much YOU can save on your next rail journey.
I didn’t know you can save up to 65% when you buy train tickets in advance, and also that it is (oddly enough) often CHEAPER to buy TWO SINGLE tickets than it is to buy a return ticket.
The Trainline search facility shows examples of how much you can save. You can also check the timetables for rail travel throughout the whole of Scotland, the United Kingdom and Eurostar travel. What I really liked best of all was the simple ticket choices I was given, and alternative times to travel.
Compared to the multiple choice, and very confusing ticket options you are presented with at the train station, it was quite refreshing.
One example quoted me a price of £31.54, travelling from Edinburgh to London King’s Cross station, making a total saving of £69.86.
Of course, much depends on what day of the week you plan to travel, but the same rule applies wherever you buy your train tickets, so it’s certainly worth having a look.
Our Scottish rail network is fair, and travelling by train gets you where you’re going, fast and quite comfortable. Most routes are serviced by First Scotrail, which I’ve covered briefly on the Travelling in Scotland page, with some information you need for getting around, links to our rail, bus and ferry services, and all you need to know for driving in Scotland. First Scotrail does offer numerous options and discounts, and apart from the station, you can buy tickets on board, although no discounts are available.
So apart from saving yourself some money, it’s advisable to buy your train tickets in advance to guarantee you get a seat, especially if you’re travelling any sort of distance.
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