‘Rover and out’ and about

Highland Rover

This consists of two networks linked by Scottish Citylink:

Aviemore, Aberdeen and northwards; also Glasgow Queen Street-Mallaig/Oban. Also valid on Scottish Citylink services Inverness-Oban/Fort William and on Caledonian MacBrayne shipping services Oban-Mull and Mallaig-Skye; 20% off seats on Northlink Ferries to Orkney and Shetland; Stagecoach Highland buses Thurso-Scrabster; and 10% off D & E Coaches Inverness-Durness. Not valid on trains arriving Aberdeen or Inverness before 0900.

Any 4 days in 8 - A: £81.50; R: £53.80; C: £40.80.


Central Scotland Rover

Bounded by Partick-Glasgow Queen Street-Croy-Larbert-Dalmeny-Haymarket-Carstairs-Hamilton Central-Glasgow Central, plus Larbert-Dunblane/Alloa, Dalmeny-Markinch, Haymarket-Newcraighall/North Berwick, Carluke-Lanark and Hamilton Central-Larkhall. Also includes Glasgow Underground. Not valid on Virgin Trains East Coast or CrossCountry services between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh. From 0915.

Any 3 days in 7 - A: £39; R: £25.75; C: £19.50.


  • The following ticket is included as it covers a much larger area than would a normal PTE-type facility. It is a scratch-off day ticket purchased at many stations.


Strathclyde Daytripper

Bounded by Ardlui, Balloch, Milngavie, Croy, Cumbernauld, Caldercruix, Shotts, Carstairs, Lanark, Larkhall, East Kilbride, Neilston, New Cumnock, Barrhill and the Firth of Clyde and Loch Long Coasts. Also includes Glasgow Underground. Valid on most bus services and the Kilcreggan and Renfrew ferries. From 0900.

1 day - A: £11.90 (includes up to 2 children, though no children necessary); Family (2 adults + 4 children, no children necessary): £21.


  • The following two Days Out tickets are new:


Glasgow Days Out Travel Pass

Bounded by Helensburgh Central, Balloch, Milngavie, Stirling, Falkirk Grahamston/High, Caldercruix, Whifflet, Lanark, Larkhall, East Kilbride, Neilston, Kilmarnock, Ayr and the Firth of Clyde Coast, plus Falkirk Grahamston-Cumbernauld-Motherwell. Valid only on ScotRail services. From 0915 but not valid out of Glasgow Central or Queen Street between 1643 and 1810. Also not valid on the 1815 Glasgow Queen Street-Falkirk High.

2 (consecutive) days - A: £18; C: £9; Family (2 adults + 2 children): £34.


Edinburgh Days Out Travel Pass

Bounded by Falkirk High, Stirling, Kirkcaldy, North Berwick, Tweedbank, West Calder and Bathgate. Valid only on ScotRail services. From 0915 but not valid out of Edinburgh or Haymarket between 1643 and 1810, except for the 1756 Edinburgh-West Calder. Also not valid on the 1815 Edinburgh-Falkirk High.

2 (consecutive) days - A: £18; C: £9; Family (2 adults + 2 children): £34.


‘One-Ticket’ in the Edinburgh area

Run by local authorities in conjunction with over 30 bus operators, ScotRail, Virgin Trains East Coast and CrossCountry, in an area extending to Dundee, Perth and Airdrie, ‘One-Ticket’ is centred on Edinburgh. Tickets are available for unlimited travel for a week, month or a year. (Bus-only tickets also have a day version).

Oddly, although the bus area extends south to Hawick and Berwick-upon-Tweed, the rail limit remains Dunbar and the route to Tweedbank has not been added.

The ticket includes bus travel within the vicinity of a chosen station and unlimited rail travel to and within the Edinburgh zone (bounded by Dalmeny, Wallyford, Gorebridge, Curriehill and Edinburgh Park). It is NOT valid on Edinburgh Trams.

Prices vary from £35.40 a week (£1,275 for a year) for the Edinburgh area alone, up to £133.40 a week (£5,212 a year) from Dundee. All versions can be bought online at www.one-ticket.co.uk from where details are available, as well as from stations.

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  • Graham Lund. - 09/12/2021 13:44

    Glasgow-Barrhead electrification needs to extend to Kilmarnock at least. We need to reinstate the Neilston-Uplawmoor line and electrify through to Kilmarnock. The Caldwell halt remains redundant. The line south of Ayr needs further development to compete with the grandiose A77. We fully deserve the Glasgow Crossrail scheme, the city's sore thumb also Glasgow/ Edinburgh-Aberdeen-Inverness through trains to compete full on with roads.

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