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Explore Britain by Rail:

There is just something great about travelling by rail around Britain. We believe it is the grand architecture of the historic railway stations in Britain, the beautiful senses of the vast countryside or the small villages passing by the window. Whatever it is we suggest you try traveling Britain by training, using, exclusive to STA Travel BritRail Train Tickets.

BritRail's range of rail passes offers unlimited train trips on each travel day as you journey across England, Scotland and Wales. Choose the BritRail pass that best suits your itinerary and hop on and off the train at exciting destinations like Edinburgh, London and Cardiff! What better way to visit Britain’s historic castles and countless landmarks than by train?

Terms and conditions apply


How to travel around Britain by rail:

A Britrail pass gives you the ability to travel across the entire national rail network of Great Britain and offers fantastic value for money.

Standard Class

Standard Class carriages in Britain offers you a good quality comfortable seat and the chance to reserve your seat, especially for the longer journeys. T&Cs apply.

First Class

First-Class carriages are often quieter, offer wider seats and more legroom than Standard Class. First Class often has a buffet car or trolley with refreshments on longer journeys. In some cases, First Class services include snacks and drinks at your seat with free Wi-Fi. First Class carriages are nearly all equipped with power sockets, and often offer complimentary newspapers and ticket upgrades. T&Cs apply.

Consecutive Pass

BritRail Passes give you travel for as many days as you choose continuously in a row. For example, an 8 day consecutive pass that starts on 11th February will expire at the end of 18th February, making 8 straight days of travel.

Choose between 3, 4, 8, 5, 22 or 30 consecutive days. T&Cs apply.

Standard Class From R2,145


First Class From R3,155

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BritRail passes give you travel for as many days as you choose within one month. For example, an 8 day flexible pass that starts on 11th February will expire on 10th March and you have 8 individual days of travel (of your choice) to use between these dates.

Choose between 3, 4 or 8 days within 1 month or 15 days within 2 months. T&Cs apply.

Standard Class From R2,685


First Class From R3,889

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1. Destinations closer than you think


2. Connectivity: Britain has over 2,500 train stations, so you can reach all parts of Britain easily by rail. This will give you more time to enjoy your chosen destinations.


3. BritRail offers great value for money: The BritRail Pass offers incredible savings on rail travel in Britain.


4. Beautiful scenic journeys: Enjoyable and relaxing way to travel. Experience the villages, towns and countryside’s from the comfort of your seat.


5. Onboard experience: Wi-Fi, power sockets, toilets, refreshments (food and drinks), First Class options, quiet coaches, luggage conveyance and assistance for disabled/ passengers with reduced mobility

Terms and conditions

Britrail - 

BritRail is a trademarked name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) whose members operate rail services on Britain’s National Rail network.


Seat Reservations: Reservations for particular journeys are not compulsory, but for busy trains are advisable (ie: mainlines in peak hours.) It is not necessary to validate a pass in order to reserve a seat / sleeping berth in advance. Normal fees are payable.


First Class and Standard Class: Many local trains in England, Scotland and Wales have Standard Class accommodation only. This has been accounted for in price of the First Class Passes.


Purchase Restrictions: Pass holders must be non-UK residents. BritRail and its representatives may ask at any time for proof of foreign residency and reserve the right to confiscate the ticket or pass in such circumstances. The BritRail ticket is non-transferable and must only be used by the person or persons specified on the ticket.


Exclusions: The BritRail pass is not valid on Eurostar services, special excursions, Tyne and Wear Metro Trains (Newcastle-upon-Tyne area), Glasgow Underground trains, Manchester Metro link, road links between airports and railway stations, Docklands Light Railway, Tram links, privately owned railways, steam services, London Underground trains and buses, ships, hovercraft, nor any other services not mentioned.


Prices: BritRail reserves the right to change prices without notice whether such changes are related or not to alterations in the rates of exchange.


Refunds will be granted if: The unvalidated Pass or original exchange coupon or voucher is returned to the office from which it was purchased within 11 months from the date of issue, (unless a different time period is specified by your travel agent).Passes or tickets must bear no evidence of having been tampered with in any way. No refund or exchange can be made at stations in Britain. No refund can be made if the Pass or Ticket cannot be produced. Refunds are not given on validated Passes once the commencement date has been reached for both Paper and M-Passes..
Where a Pass forms part of an inclusive Tour Package, it is not separately refundable. Where no other cancellation charges are specified by travel agent, the cancellation charge will be a minimum of 15%. Special offers are not refundable. Neither the Participating Operators nor their Agents can accept any responsibility for any failure in the provision of any special offers included. Refunds should not be returned to the Freepost address listed on this ticket cover but to the agent you originally purchased it through. Seat and Sleeper reservations are non refundable.


Lost Tickets: BritRail is not responsible for tickets or vouchers, which are lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed. Refunds cannot be authorized in such cases. Therefore, travel insurance is recommended.  The agent you purchase this Rail Pass through may also advise a rail protection cover for your pass while travelling.


Conditions for BritRail Products


General Conditions for all BritRail Consecutive and Flexipasses: Validated passes which include days when no train service operates (Christmas, etc.) will be extended by the number of days when no service operates. First Class Pass holders should note that some trains provide standard accommodation only, this is allowed for in the pricing of the First Class Pass.
The BritRail Pass (First Class and Standard Class) allows travel on all scheduled trains of Participating Operators in Great Britain (or temporary replacement road services). BritRail Passes are valid on Gatwick Express, Heathrow Express and Stansted Express.


Individual BritRail Pass Rules


The BritRail England Passes: First Class and Standard Class are valid for travel only on scheduled trains of the Participating Operators. Any journey made onwards, outside the BritRail England Pass area boundary must be paid for in advance of boarding the relevant train i.e. a valid ticket must be held, otherwise penalty fares will be incurred. BritRail England Passes are valid on Gatwick Express, Heathrow Express and Stansted Express. Boundary Stations for the BritRail England Passes: Carlisle, Berwick upon Tweed, Lydney, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Hereford, Bucknell, Shrewsbury, Chirk, Crewe, Chester, West Kirby.


The BritRail London Plus Pass: Children 5-15 pay half the adult fare. Children under 5 travel free. Boundary Stations for the London Plus Pass: Harwich, Kings Lynn, Huntingdon, Bedford, Long Buckby, Stratford-upon-Avon, Worcester Foregate, Bedwyn, Salisbury, Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth.


The BritRail South West Pass: Valid on most mainline and branchline services operated by First Great Western, South West Trains and Heathrow Express trains. The BritRail South West Pass cannot be used to travel on the following routes: any train west of Swansea; any train between Gloucester and Newport via Chepstow; First Great Western’s Night Riviera sleeper service, unless a berth has been purchased in addition to the BritRail South West Pass; any train services east of Portsmouth, even if this route is operated by First Great Western; any route in South Wales other than the Newport – Cardiff – Swansea mainline; any service operated by Arriva Cross Country, Arriva Trains Wales, Chiltern, Southern, Great Northern, Thameslink, Southeastern or London Midland. The pass provides access to Gatwick airport on regular trains via Reading and is not valid on the Gatwick Express.  Boundary Stations for the BritRail South West Pass: London Paddington, Greenford, Marlow, Henley, Reading, Didcot, Oxford, Banbury, Hereford, Gloucester, Bristol Parkway, Cardiff, Swansea, Bristol Temple Meads, Weston-Super-Mare, Barnstaple, Gunnislake, Newquay, St.Ives, Penzance, Falmouth Docks, Looe, Exmouth, Weymouth, Portsmouth Harbour, Basingstoke and Gatwick Airport.


BritRail Central Scotland Pass: Adult Standard Class are valid for travel between Edinburgh, Glasgow Queen Street, North Berwick, Bathgate, Dunblane, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, the Fife Circle, Markinch, Falkirk and all intermediate stations. Also valid between Edinburgh Waverley, Brunstane and Newcraighall. BritRail Central Scotland Passes are not valid on services timed to depart before 0915 Monday to Friday. BritRail Central Scotland Passes are not valid on special excursion trains, privately owned railways, Glasgow Underground, Glasgow Airport Coach Links or Edinburgh Tramway. BritRail Central Scotland Passes are not valid between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley.


The BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass: Valid on all scheduled daytime passenger trains for journeys wholly within Scotland, including Virgin Trains to/from Carlisle and Virgin Trains East Coast to/from Berwick-upon Tweed. (BritRail Spirit of Scotland pass tickets cannot be used to travel before 09:15 Mondays to Fridays, except between Glasgow-Oban/Fort William/Mallaig and Inverness-Kyle/Wick/Thurso.) Valid on all Caledonian MacBrayne scheduled ferry services within Scotland. 20% discount on Northlink Ferries standard fares between Scrabster-Stromness; Aberdeen-Lerwick; and Aberdeen-Kirkwall-Lerwick. (Valid only on day of sailing, and applies to reclining seat fares only, not cabin inclusive). Valid on the following coach services: Scottish Citylink/West Coast Motors between Oban/Fort William – Inverness, Oban - Campbeltown, Kyle of Lochalsh - Uig, Inverness - Ullapool; Stagecoach East Scotland and Stagecoach in the Highlands between Dundee/Leuchars - St Andrews, Services on Isle of Skye, Wick - John O'Groats, Thurso - John O'Groats, Thurso - Scrabster; First Scotland East between Melrose - Galashiels - Peebles - Edinburgh, Carlisle - Langholm - Hawick - Galashiels - Edinburgh


The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass: Valid on trains, ferries and a selection of bus and coach services throughout the West and North Highlands. The BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass can be used to travel on ScotRail trains between Glasgow – Oban/Fort William/Mallaig: Inversness – Wick/Thurso: Inverness – Kyle of Lochalsh: Inverness – Aberdeen: Inverness – Aviemore. The pass is valid on Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services between Oban – Mull and Mallaig – Skye. A 20% discount is available on Northlink Ferries for standard fares between between Scrabster – Stromness: Aberdeen – Lerwick and Aberdeen – Kirkwall – Lerwick (valid only on the day sailing and applies to Seated Standard fares only). The pass is valid on coaches from Scottish Citylink/West Coast Motors between Oban/Fort William – Inverness; Stagecoach in the Highlands between Thurso – Scrabster. The Pass can be used to travel at any time except on services arriving into Aberdeen and Inverness and Inverness before 09:00 Monday to Friday.