Off Peak fares all day with ScotRail

scotrail train

ScotRail Off-Peak fares all day long

Some superb news from ScotRail.  A six month trial funded by the Scottish Government starts on 2nd October 2023.

This scheme is to make public transport more accessible and affordable, and encourage people to ditch the car and travel by train.

scotrail train

This means that customers will be able to travel at any time of the day on Off-Peak tickets. For example, train tickets for travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow at peak times will drop from £28.90 to £14.90.

There will be seven or eight carriage trains operating during traditional peak hours on the Edinburgh-Glasgow via Falkirk High route, and additional carriages between Airdrie and Balloch, and on the Argyle Line.

scotrail train

Unfortunately, there are no additional diesel trains to increase capacity on the routes where they operate, for example between Aberdeen/Dundee/Inverness.

The trial is scheduled to run for six months from 2nd October 2023 until 31st March 2024.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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