Discounted rail travel

Kids for a Quid

Families can benefit from the Kids for a Quid offer that not only reduces the cost of rail travel but also brings additional benefits through free entry to visitor attractions.

ScotRail also offers a number of other fares initiatives throughout the year.

Free train travel for jobseekers

The Scottish Government understands that the cost of public transport can be difficult for job seekers and for hard-pressed families. That is why we work with ScotRail to try to ease the burden a little, particularly during the current cost of living crisis.

This includes supporting jobseekers across Scotland with free travel to interviews and a Monthly Season ticket for their first month at work.

Veterans Railcard and additional discount for Scottish residents

Scottish veterans can now benefit from a new railcard which not only allows a 34% discount on travel but also sees an introductory discount scheme.

The Veterans Railcard, initially priced at £21, allows holders to travel across the country at reduced fares.

To encourage uptake, the Scottish Government is also funding a further discount scheme. Residents of Scotland can register between now and 31 March 2021 to be eligible for a £6 rail voucher - making the initial cost just £15.

We are committed to providing the best possible support for our veterans and their families, ensuring they can benefit from the same discounted travel as serving members of our Armed Forces.”
Veterans Minister Graeme Dey

Other railcards

A number of other railcards offer UK-wide discounts for rail travel, including:

  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Senior railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard
  • Family and Friends Railcard

Find more information and apply for discounts at the Railcard website.