Tuesday, 10 May 2022

ScotRail's Half Price Seat Sale Launched

From Monday, 9 May until Sunday, 15 May, ScotRail are slashing 50 per cent off all Off-Peak tickets, Monday to Friday, to encourage people across the country to return to Scotland’s Railway.

 Scottish Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth MSP, ScotRail Area Manager Pamela Young, Station Manager Bob Malcolm and Station staff Mark Simpson launch the half price seat sale


This fares offer, funded by the Scottish Government, is the latest ‘Yours to Use’ initiative from the newly publicly owned train operator, and is focused on welcoming customers back to rail as the country continues to recover from the pandemic.

The Scottish version seems to offer a much better deal than the Great British Rail Sale launched on the 19th April, which could only be booked the day before travel, with very few tickets and options on offer.

Customers can book their discounted Scottish tickets between 9 and 15 May 2022 inclusive, with travel valid between 9 and 31 May 2022 inclusive.



The 50 per cent off tickets can be purchased in the following ways:

Online at scotrail.co.uk/sale
By phone on 0344 811 0153

Via the ScotRail app, using the promo code SRSALE in the railcards/promotions field Available on all Off-Peak tickets on valid routes. 
There are massive savings to be had on train trips across the country. Valid for return travel within a month, Off-Peak return tickets are ideal for those planning a spring getaway, while an Off-Peak Day Return is just the ticket for a fun day out.

Plus, ScotRail’s Kids for a Quid can be used in conjunction with this offer, which means up to four children can travel, for £1 return each, with each adult.


Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

“In February, I set out the Scottish Government’s vision for a publicly owned ScotRail as a rail service which is focussed on passengers’ needs and interests and provides value for money to the taxpayer. This offer is further demonstration of our commitment becoming a reality.

“The Scottish Government understands that people are struggling right now and that the costs of travelling have risen sharply. We want to show people that travelling by train might offer an alternative. Clearly there is more to do to make rail travel more affordable all year round and our fair fares review will look at the cost of travelling on all modes of public transport.

“Our National Conversation on rail services will also help shape what ScotRail services should look like in the long term – allowing the public, staff and our Trade Union partners to be part of that future vision. Public ownership should mean railways that work for the people and deliver for our communities and this Government remains committed to doing just that, working in partnership with ScotRail.”

Lesley Kane, ScotRail Commercial Director, said:

“This fantastic offer will mean more people can get out and enjoy Scotland throughout the month of May, whether for a day out or a holiday, so make sure you buy your tickets before 15 May.

“The pandemic has fundamentally changed the way people travel, and it is an absolute priority for ScotRail to do everything we can to attract customers to Scotland’s Railway. This offer is a reminder that Scotland’s Railway is ‘Yours to Use’.

“Travelling by train has many advantages over other modes of transport, and it’s crucial that we not only get our pre-pandemic customers back, but also encourage more people to use the low-carbon alternative for their journeys.”