This is a bus ranger ticket in the Borders area of southern Scotland for one day which also includes a rail connection between Edinburgh Waverley, Galashiels and Tweedbank.

It allows unlimited bus travel for one day in the borders area but you can only leave or board the train at either Galashiels or Tweedbank in order to board the connecting Borders Bus services.


With the Borders Explorer you can catch any Borders Bus from Galashiels Transport Interchange to Hawick, Jedburgh, Peebles, Kelso, Selkirk, Melrose Coldstream and other towns and includes the Borders hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus when running.

Note that this is not a rail ranger ticket between Edinburgh and Tweedbank.


Scotrail website
Scotrail route map

Ticket Issuing System details:-
origin 9328 EDINBURGH - destination K980 BORDERS EXPLORER

The off-peak ticket has restriction code H1

fares & restrictions

Fares as at 1st January 2024

anytime return:

adult: £19.00
child (5-15): £14.20
railcards: no

off-peak return:

adult: £19.00
child (5-15): £11.50
railcards: no

Previous fares ⯈ Previous fares:
adult anytime:
2023 - £24.40
2022 - £24.40
2021 - £24.40
2020 - £24.40
2019 - £24.40
adult off-peak:
2023 - £19.00
2022 - £19.00
2021 - £19.00
2020 - £19.00
2019 - £19.00

time restrictions
Mon to Fri: off-peak return valid from 09:15

No restrictions at weekends or bank holidays

train operating companies

Online: X
Station ticket office:
Ticket Vending Machine (TVM): ?
Train conductor: *


Borders Explorer route map

Borders Explorer route map

map courtesy ScotRail

This ticket is valid at these national network stations: