Highland Rover Travel Pass (2024)

For the duration of the ‘Off-Peak fares all day long’ trial, which runs between 2 October 2023 and 27 September 2024, the rail element of the Highland Rover travel pass is valid for travel all day, any day. Click here to find out more about this government-funded trial.

Mountain peaks, stunning landscapes, famous routes.

From big cities to tiny villages. The Highland Rover lets you see it all. The pass gives you four days of unlimited travel over eight consecutive days across the Highlands for £95.

Travel from the bustling city of Glasgow to the most northerly station of the UK at Thurso where you can hop off for a photo at John o' Groats. Take some time for indulgence in the seafood capital of Oban or gorge on the views in the Highlands capital of Inverness. The Highland Rover covers a lot of ground.

Book your ticket online now and plan how to make the most of your flexible pass to the glorious Scottish Highlands.

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Four days unlimited travel over eight consecutive days across the Highlands for £95.

Benefits

  • Great value
  • Flexible: you choose when to travel
  • No need to book in advance
  • Discounts for Railcard users
  • ​Free travel for under 5s, and half price for children aged 5-15
  • Hop-on and hop-off as much as you like

Need to know

  • Only valid for Standard Class
  • You can travel at any time, except on weekday trains arriving in Inverness or Aberdeen before 09.00
  • The eight-day period starts on the first day of travel
  • There’s a £5 admin fee for changes or refunds
  • You can't use this ticket with Weekend First

There’s loads of places to see with the Highland Rover travel pass:

  • The far north – explore John o' Groats, Thurso and Wick
  • Inverness – take the train to the capital of the Highlands for history, culture, and plenty of outdoor activities
  • Aberdeen – and enjoy 20% off Northlink ferry services to Orkney and Shetland
  • Fort William – for mountain biking, skiing, hillwalking, and other high-octane sports
  • Oban – seafood capital of Scotland and the gateway to the west coast islands, including the short hop to Mull
  • Glasgow – Scotland’s biggest city for arts, culture, and shopping

Winter operations

During the winter many transport operators withdraw or operate reduced services. These services are also prone to disruption or cancellation. Please always check with the operator before travelling.

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You can buy the Highland Rover:

  • From the ticket office at any staffed station
  • By phone on 0344 811 0141
  • As an M-Pass mobile ticket – find out how M-Pass works

What it is

The M-Pass is a mobile ticket delivered to your phone.

Pass activation

After purchase you’ll receive an email with a link to activate your M-Pass and select your travel dates. The email will come from our partner ACP Rail International (sender: [emailprotected])

Your travel dates must be:

  • UK residents: within three months of the purchase date
  • International visitors: within 11 months of the purchase date

Activate your pass when your travel dates are confirmed. You cannot make changes or get a refund after activation.

Pass delivery

Once you’ve activated your M-Pass, you’ll receive another email with the pass attached as a PDF file.

Before you travel download this M-Pass directly to your mobile phone.

You will need to show the M-Pass on your phone to station and on-train staff on request. Printouts are not accepted. You must also show valid photo ID.

For flexi-day passes such as Highland Rover (four travel days out of eight consecutive days), you must download a separate PDF for each day you travel.

Refunds

  • The M-Pass is non-refundable once you've clicked "Activate" on the activation website
  • You can apply for a refund, subject to a £10 administration fee, for each unused (unactivated) M-Pass cancelled before the expiry date
  • To apply for a refund contact ACP Rail International at [emailprotected]and quote your transaction ID number (PNR)

Yes, you can get a refund, subject to a £5 administration fee, for each unused ticket given back to us before the date of travel. The M-Pass is also non-refundable once you've clicked "Activate" on the activation website.

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  • Travel with Scottish Citylink* between:
    • Oban/Fort William - Inverness
    • Fort William - Kyle of Lochalsh - Uig
  • Travel with West Coast Motors between Oban/Fort William - Inverness
  • Travel with Stagecoach in the Highlands between Thurso - Scrabster

*We would recommend pre-booking your coach travel with Scottish Citylink. To book your Scottish Citylink journey and seat reservation in advance you can do so by visiting any VisitScotland iCentre or CityLink Bus Station. Please note a £1.50 booking fee applies.

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You get four days of unlimited travel over eight consecutive days.

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  • Thurso
  • Wick
  • Inverness
  • Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Mallaig
  • Aberdeen
  • Fort William
  • Oban
  • Glasgow

Download the Highland Rover route map

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  • Travel with ScotRail free on the following routes:
    • Glasgow - Oban/Fort William/Mallaig
    • Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh
    • Inverness - Wick/Thurso
    • Inverness - Aberdeen
    • Inverness - Aviemore
  • Get a 10% discount on standard fares with the Strathspey Steam Railway
  • Get 10% off Keith & Dufftown Railway standard fares

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  • Get 20% off these Northlink Ferries journeys when Seated Standard tickets are purchased on the day of travel:
    • Scrabster - Stromness
    • ​Aberdeen - Lerwick
    • Aberdeen - Kirkwall - Lerwick

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  • From the ticket office at any staffed station
  • By phone on 0344 811 0141
  • Online, as an M-Pass mobile ticket

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Anytime over the weekend and Monday to Friday, except on services arriving into Aberdeen and Inverness before 09:00.

Winter operations

During the winter many transport operators withdraw or operate reduced services. These services are also prone to disruption or cancellation. Please always check with the operator before travelling.

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No, there's no need to book in advance.

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No, not at all.

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No, Travel passes are flexible so you don't need a reservation.

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Standard National Railcard discounts apply to full-priced travel passes.

National Railcards include: 16-25, 26-30, Disabled Persons Railcard, Family & Friends, HM Forces, Senior and Two Together Railcards.

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Yes, there's a 50% discount for children aged 5-15 and under 5's travel free.

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No, you can't upgrade to First Class on any of our travel passes.

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Yes, you have unlimited travel, but you can't change the travel validity period of travel passes.

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Yes, you have the freedom to break up your journey as long as your travel pass is still valid.

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