A new range of rail tickets designed to simplify the customer experience and save travellers money has been introduced by Scottish rail company ScotRail.

Dubbed Gateway to Scotland, the travel pass suite is comprised of six ticket types, ranging from two to eight day travel options, many of which combine rail with bus and ferry transportation.

Ticket types include the ‘Highland Rover’ (four days of train, ferry and coach travel over eight consecutive days through the Highlands); ‘Edinburgh or Glasgow Days Out’ (two days of unlimited off-peak travel within an hour of either city); ‘Central Scotland Rover’ (three-day unlimited off-peak travel across the Central Belt, Edinburgh and Glasgow); ‘Spirit of Scotland’ (four days of travel over eight consecutive days or eight days’ travel out of 15 consecutive days); along with ‘Rail & Sail’ and ‘Rail & Bus’ passes.

While some of the ticket types are existing products, the Gateway to Scotland is the first time the range has been marketed under the moniker.

ScotRail tourism manager Alasdair Smart said: “Whether customers are looking for a two-day City Days Out itinerary to explore stunning remote locations less than one hour’s train ride from Glasgow, or an eight-day exploration across the six Great Scenic Railway Journeys of Scotland, there is a pass to suit everyone. All of which offer not only excellent value for money, but guarantee a simple and straight forward travel experience for the client”.


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