Britrail Passes

A great way to travel through Britain & Ireland

The most rewarding and relaxing way to see Britain and Ireland is by train. Rail is the most convenient way to experience the glorious countryside in comfort, then arrive in the heart of the city with easy access to your accommodation and attractions.

Britrail Passes
offer a flexible way to explore Britain & Ireland by rail. Don't forget to book seat reservations on high speed trains which require supplements, and booking them as far in advance as you can (especially during peak times) or just take each day as it comes.

Fare Types

  • Adult
  • Adult Saver: 2-5 people travelling together at all times
  • Child: 4 - 11 years
  • Child Saver:  4 - 11 years, 2-5 people travelling together at all times
  • Rail Plus 60+ Saver*:  Must be over 60 years of age and 2-5 people travelling together at all times
  • Youth: Under 26
Checking your pass

The names on Rail Passes need to be exact as per passport, or the traveler will not be able to use it once in the United Kingdom. It is important to check that all names and details are correct. If you discover the names on your pass are incorrect, you will need to send it back to Rail Plus by traceable mail to get it reissued for a small fee.

Validating your Britrail Pass

Before using your Britrail Pass, you will need to get it validated at any manned ticket window at a train station. If an on-bard train conductor has to do it for you, you will have to pay a fee. It is also important to know that you must validate your Britrail Pass within 6 months of the date of issue. You can begin your first journey after 00:00 hours on the first day of validity of your pass and you must finish your last trip by 24.00 hours on the last day of validity.

How often can I use my pass?

The number of journeys that your pass entitles depends on if you have a flexi or consecutive pass.

Flexi passes can only be used for a certain number of travel days within a set period. On your first date of travel, after your pass is validated, you must record the date in the travel calendar printed on the ticket. Not doing so will mean you risk a substantial fine or having your pass confiscated by the ticket inspector.
NOTE: Please do not write travel dates on your Pass in advance of the day you travel as once written on a Pass these dates cannot be changed!

Consecutive passes can be used every day during the period in which the pass is valid. You can travel on as many trains you can fit into one day's travel.

Types of Britrail Passes