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Borders Explorer

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Participating train companies


Explore the beautiful and historic borders towns and villages from Edinburgh


Ticket includes ScotRail travel to/ from Edinburgh Waverley and any Borders Bus from Galashiels Transport Interchange to Hawick, Jedburgh, Peebles, Kelso etc. Includes Borders hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus, when running.

Customers can only leave or board the train at either Galashiels or Tweedbank in order to board the connecting Borders Bus service.

Perfect all-inclusive ticket, especially for residents and visitors staying in Edinburgh and the Borders.

Available for both Peak and Off Peak journeys.

Further information

For further information see

Purchase Details

  • Via Telesales on 0344 811 0141

  • At a staffed station

  • On-train when boarding at a station where no booking facilities are available.

Booking Conditions

Standard Class only

Upgrades to First Class and Weekend First supplements are not available with the Borders Explorer

Valid from

From 7th March 2023

Valid in both directions


Prices - Borders Explorer - Anytime Day Return

  • Validity

    One Day

  • Adult


  • Child


Prices - Borders Explorer - Off-Peak Day Return

  • Validity

    One Day

  • Adult


  • Child