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You can buy tickets for FirstScotRail trains at stations, from major travel agents, or over the phone and online with a credit card. If the ticket office at the station is closed, you can buy a ticket on board from the inspector using cash or a credit card. However, the inspector cannot always issue discounted or special-offer tickets. The earlier you book, the less expensive your travel may be.

FirstScotRail trains offer an extensive range of ticketing options with a wide range of discounts available www.firstgroup.com/scotrail.

For details of TravelPasses that allow unlimited travel over 1 or 2 weeks, visit www.scotrail.co.uk/content/freedom-scotland-travelpass-0.

For a map of the rail lines and town information, visit:
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usscotfax/travel/railways.

The three main Train Stations in Scotland are: Edinburgh Waverley in the centre of Edinburgh, Glasgow Central in the center of Glasgow, mainly for trains south, and Glasgow Queen Street in the centre of Glasgow, mainly for trains north. The Glasgow train stations are situated a short walk apart. All train stations are in the centre of the cities/towns, apart from St Andrews.

Edinburgh - Glasgow
Trains run every 20 minutes between Edinburgh Waveley station and Glasgow Queen Street station, about 50 minutes travel time, price guide off peak day return about £13, anytime about £22.
www.scotrail.co.uk/content/timetables-connections

Edinburgh - Aberdeen
Trains run about 1 an hour between Edinburgh Waverley station and Aberdeen station, taking about 2 hours 20 minutes. Price guide about £43 off peak return.
www.scotrail.co.uk/content/timetables-connections

Edinburgh - Inverness
Trains run about every 2 hours between Edinburgh Waverley station and Inverness station with a travel time about 3 hours 30 minutes, price guide about £45 off peak return.
www.scotrail.co.uk/content/timetables-connections

Edinburgh - St Andrews / Leuchars
Trains run about every 30 minutes between Edinburgh Waverley Station and Leuchars station, travel time about 1 hour, price guide, about £17 off peak day return.

Note, Leuchars Train Station is 4 miles from St Andrews, with a good taxi service and a frequent local bus service, nearly every 15 minutes between 9 am and 6 pm on weekdays and less frequently at other times, train tickets normally include the bus fare as well. Google Map.
www.scotrail.co.uk/content/timetables-connections

Edinburgh - Stirling
Trains run about every 30 minutes between Edinburgh Waverley station and Stirling station, travel time about 50 minutes, price guide, about £9 off peak day return.

Stirling train station is situated next to Stirling bus station. The open top buses in Stirling have stopped operating. You now have to use local buses to Stirling Castle, or walk, and out to the Wallace Monument that is situated close to Stirling University. Google Maps.
www.scotrail.co.uk/content/timetables-connections

Glasgow - Aberdeen
Trains run about 1 an hour between Glasgow Queen Street station and Aberdeen station, travel time about 2 hours 30 minutes, price guide about £54 off peak return.
www.scotrail.co.uk/content/timetables-connections

Glasgow - Ayr & Glasgow Prestwick Airport & Stranraer
Trains run about every 20 minutes between Glasgow Central station and Ayr Station, travel time about 50 minutes, price guide about off peak return £10. Ryanair Passengers get half price on the train - just show your boarding card. Trains call at Paisley, Johnstone, Irvine, Troon, Prestwick Airport & Prestwick Town.

Some trains go on to Stranraer calling at Maybole and Girvan, travel time between Glasgow and Stranraer is about 3 hours, price guide about £28 off peak return.
www.scotrail.co.uk/content/timetables-connections

Glasgow - Largs
Trains run about 1 an hour between Glasgow Central station and Largs station, travel time about 1 hour , price guide about £9 off peak return.
www.scotrail.co.uk/content/timetables-connections

Glasgow - Oban
Trains run about every 4 hours between Glasgow Queen Street station and Oban station, travel time about 3 hours, price guide about £29 off peak return.
www.scotrail.co.uk/content/timetables-connections

Glasgow - Stirling
Trains run about every 30 minutes between Glasgow Queen Street station and Stirling station, travel time about 50 minutes, price guide about £8 off peak return.

Stirling train station is situated next to Stirling bus station. The open top buses in Stirling have stopped operating. You now have to use local buses to Stirling Castle, or walk, and out to the Wallace Monument that is situated close to Stirling University. Google Maps.
www.scotrail.co.uk/content/timetables-connections

Edinburgh - London
East Coast trains provide a service between Edinburgh and London every 30 minutes to 1 hour, travel time about 4 hours 30 minutes. Trains stop at Newcastle & York. Prices vary a lot with the cheapest the earlier you book, prices from £12 single - £124 single depending on when it is booked and time of day.
www.eastcoast.co.uk

Glasgow - London
Virgin Trains provide 4 trains per day each way between Glasgow Central station and London Euston station, travel time about 5 hours. Prices vary widely depending on how far in advance you book. Prices between £17 & £107 singles depending on when booked and time of day.
www.virgintrains.co.uk/tickets-offers

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