One circular off-peak* journey in either direction over 4 days in an 8 day period from Glasgow or Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye and back.

The circular route can be taken in either direction and can start from any station on route. Travel over the West Highland line to Fort William and Mallaig, and the Kyle line to Inverness and the Highland main line back to Glasgow or Edinburgh and vice versa. Ferry services are not included. In rural areas local doubling back is permitted.

This ticket is no longer valid on Caledonian-MacBrayne ferry services. Any ferry travel should be purchased separately and directly from

*Valid anytime on Scotrail services until 27th September 2024.


The Scottish Grand Tour is valid for eight days and allows four days of rail travel allowing overnight stays at places on route. Train travel is valid thus: between Edinburgh/Glasgow-Fort William-Mallaig; Kyle of Lochalsh-Inverness; Inverness-Perth-Glasgow/Edinburgh in either direction.

The ticket is also valid on bus services between Armadale and Kyle of Lochalsh. There may be a 10% discount for taxi and car hire on Skye with Kyle Taxis / Skye Car Hire, see the website for details.

Note that during the winter months (Mid October to the end of March) through bus services DO NOT operate between Armadale Ferry Terminal and Kyle of Lochalsh, a taxi or stopover may be required.


Scotrail website
Scotrail route map

Ticket Issuing System details:  name  /  code  /  group

Until 27th September 2024 this ticket has restriction code A1 (no restrictions)

fares & restrictions

Fares as at 1st January 2024

adult: £89.00
child (5-15): £44.50
railcards ⯆
 16 26 SE DI 2T FF H: £58.80
 FF child fare: £16.90
Railcards ⯈ Railcards:
16 = 16-25
26 = 26-30
SE = Senior
DI = Disabled
2T = Two Together
FF = Family & Friends
H = HM Forces

Previous fares ⯈ Previous fares (adult):
2023 - £89.00
2022 - £89.00
2021 - £89.00
2020 - £89.00
2019 - £89.00
2018 - £89.00

time restrictions
Until 27th September 2024 valid anytime

train operating companies
Scotrail only

Online as an M-pass to your smartphone:
Train conductor: *
Station ticket office:
By telephone: 0344 811 0141
Ticket Vending Machine (TVM): i Northern Ticket Vending Machines now sell most ranger and rover tickets but at the moment only for same-day travel (rather prohibitive for distant areas)

Some Avanti West Coast station TVMs for example Crewe, now sell local rangers and rovers.

A number of PTE areas sell local rangers from TVMs in their area e.g. South Yorkshire, Strathclyde and West Midlands


Scottish Grand Tour route map

Scottish Grand Tour route map

This ticket is valid at these national network stations:

Aberdour; Achanalt; Achnasheen; Achnashellach; Ardlui; Arisaig; Armadale; Arrochar & Tarbet; Attadale; Aviemore
Banavie; Bathgate; Beasdale; Beauly; Bellgrove; Bishopbriggs; Blackridge; Blair Atholl; Blairhill Bridge of Allan; Bridge of Orchy; Burntisland
Caldercruix; Carntyne; Carrbridge; Coatbridge Sunnyside; Coatdyke; Conon Bridge; Corpach; Corrour; Crianlarich; Croy
Dalgety Bay; Dalmeny; Dalwhinnie; Dingwall; Drumgelloch; Duirinish; Dunblane; Duncraig; Dunkeld & Burnam
Easterhouse; Edinburgh Gateway; Edinburgh Park; Edinburgh Waverley
Falkirk Grahamston; Falkirk High; Fort William
Garelochhead; Garrowhill; Garve; Glasgow Queen Street; Gleneagles; Glenfinnan
Haymarket; Helensburgh Upper; High Street
Inverkeithing; Inverness
Kinghorn; Kirkcaldy; Kyle of Lochalsh
Ladybank; Larbert; Lenzie; Livingstone North; Lochailort; Locheilside; Loch Eil Outward Bound; Lochluichart
Mallaig; Markinch; Morar; Muir of Ord
Newtonmore; North Queensferry
Perth; Pitlochry; Plockton
Rannoch; Roy Bridge
Shettleston; Spean Bridge; Stirling; Strathcarron; Stromeferry
Uphall; Upper Tyndrum