Great value fare available for groups of three or four people travelling together on longer distance routes.

Valid on the following ScotRail routes:

Glasgow/Edinburgh to Inverness

Glasgow/Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Aberdeen to Inverness

Type of offer
Ordinary Promotion 
Nearest stations

Flat fare for small groups of 3 or 4 people travelling together, the price is the same whether there are 3 or 4 people in the group. The Friends Fare is an Advance ticket and is subject to availability

Participating train companies

Last updated: 08 May 2019


Area of validity
Further Information

For further information see

  • Travel is on ScotRail services only
  • Friends Fare tickets must be booked no later than 18:00 the day before travel
  • Reservations are essential when booking this ticket. Both outward and return reservations must be made at the same time
  • Each member of the group travelling on the correct train, holding a valid Friends Fare ticket AND a valid reservation will be able to travel with no excess required.
  • Any other members of the group who are travelling on a different train to that specified on their ticket, will be deemed to have no valid ticket and should be charged the appropriate fare for their journey.
  • Break of journey at intermediate stations is not allowed, unless for designated connections.
  • Friends Fares are only available for standard class travel.
  • Refunds are not available.
  • Travel plans can be changed, before outward travel, subject to a £10 administration fee for each ticket.
Period of availability
01/04/2015 - Until further notice

Last updated: 17 June 2015


Available to purchase
02/01/2007 - Until further notice
Buying your tickets
  • At a staffed station
  • Rail appointed Travel Agents
  • Telesales on 0344 811 0141 
  • Online at

NOTE: not available on the train

Last updated: 17 June 2015

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Last updated:   08 May 2019