BritRail Passes

BritRail England Pass

Traveling England by train is a convenient and efficient way to explore the country’s diverse regions. With frequent departures, comfortable seating, and stunning views, train travel in England is a memorable experience. Plus, you can relax and enjoy the ride while avoiding traffic and parking hassles.

For other Regional England Passes, Click here

Where can the pass be used?
  • England
Eligibility
  • You can buy a BritRail Pass if you are not a UK resident.
Pre-booking time
  • Customers can select a first date of travel that is up to 11 months from the purchase date.
Discounts
  • BritRail Saver Discount
  • BritRail Family Discount
  • BritRail Youth Discount
  • BritRail Senior Discount

*Please note that discounts cannot be coupled with other discounts, only one discount per pass.

Additional Details
  • Airport Express
  • Some trains in Great Britain do not have 1st class accommodations. The price of 1st class passes have been adjusted to reflect this.
Pass Delivery
  • If a paper pass is selected, this pass is printed on official railway ticket paper that will be shipped to you. You can select from the available shipping options during checkout. Please allow sufficient time to receive your pass before your departure.
  • If an M-Pass is selected, an email with an activation link will be sent. When you are ready to use the M-Pass, click the link to select your first day of use or travel dates. After you have completed the check-in, you will be able to download your M-Pass.

The BritRail England Flexible or Consecutive Pass can now be downloaded directly to your phone saving you any shipping fees. The M-Pass lets you skip the ticket line by easily scanning the barcode where you can then enter the train platform. This pass has a printable PDF format in case of loss or theft. M-Passes are not eligible for the Saver discount. One free seat reservation is included with each Flexible M-Pass purchase.

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If your focus falls on England, home to nine distinct regions including London, this pass will make it possible to include all the major attractions and cities on your itinerary. Hop on and off the trains as you wish!

Seat Reservations
  • A seat reservation is optional but recommended in order to guarantee a seat on a specific train and time. Reserve a seat.

Note: Passengers who wish to upgrade a Standard Class BritRail Pass to First Class will need to pay the difference in excess between the Standard and First Class Ordinary Fare for the leg of the journey that has not been taken. This may be paid at the ticket office before boarding the train or to the ticket inspector on the train.

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05/19/2023
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Excellent value for money especially when comparing to ordinary fares. The M Pass is great but the PDF is a little inconvenient as when you rotate your phone to scan at the gate it often rotates the pass. Please look at making it compatible with Apple Wallet (or Google Wallet). I will be returning in October and have decided next time to splurge on the first class pass. The rail service in the UK is fantastic.
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

04/12/2023
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The value in these tickets is flexibility. We always get the paper ticket as the gates have issues with reading the phones. I would highly recommend getting first class. First time we got standard and had several trips that were standing room only. Never had this issue again using first class (and they give you drinks and food on the long haul trips). You can just hop on and hop off any train you like and go where you like without having to plan other than knowing which trains have first class (not all do).
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

03/12/2023
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We have used them for many years when visiting Britain. 1. Unlike Europeans, North Americans, with good reason, don't think "train". Railways in Europe are widespread, quick, clean and frequent. Roads, especially in Britain, are often slow, clogged and exasperating. 2. BritRail is a great way to get out of London - in all directions. In fact, it allows you to stay outside the capital where accommodation costs are much lower - that alone can pay for a pass. 3.The choice of trains is colossal and offers lots of opportunities to see places that might otherwise take too long to get to. 4.Someone else is doing the driving - you're on vacation! 5. No lining up to buy / print tickets. Just walk straight to the platform. 6. A negative: the last couple of times the M-pass often was not recognized by the ticket scanners. Annoying. You may wind up showing it to the ticket collector instead. This issue needs to be addressed. 7. Lastly, if you plan to take long journeys, consider the first class option. If just pottering around London, many local trains have unremarkable first class accommodation or have none at all.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

08/07/2022
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Abbiamo soggiornato a Londra dieci giorni e grazie al BritRail England pass, per 4 giorni consecutivi abbiamo potuto visitare Canterbury, Dover, Cambridge, Oxford, Liverpool, Bath, Winchester e Southampton! Quattro giorni intensi ma ricchi di esperienze meravigliose! Abbiamo acquistato il pass online prima di partire e lo abbiamo validato quando abbiamo deciso di iniziare le gite. Semplicissimo e comodo da usare, in alcune stazioni era necessario passare il codice al tornello, in altre non era necessario oppure bastava farlo vedere al personale all'entrata delle stazioni. Abbiamo viaggiato dal lunedì al giovedì fine luglio, non è stato necessario prenotare i posti, abbiamo sempre trovato posto vicini. Eravamo due adulti e due ragazzi sotto i 16 anni e calcolando i biglietti che avremmo dovuto comprare singolarmente per le destinazioni, abbiamo avuto un grande risparmio. La cosa meravigliosa del pass è il non avere pensieri, puoi salire e scendere da qualsiasi treno, non ti devi preoccupare di orari, ritardi. Avevamo programmato le tappe in partenza ma un giorno c'è stato lo sciopero dei treni, allora abbiamo cambiato le destinazioni prendendo i treni disponibili per quel giorno. Sto già pensando al prossimo viaggio, vorrei girare la Scozia questa volta itinerante in treno per più giorni.
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One person found this review helpful.

06/11/2022
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Excellent product and first-rate service from ACP. I have been buying my passes from ACP every summer for about seven years. WeI buy the first class passes which are amazingly good value when you get a child completely free! And if you catch them when there is one of the 15% off sales - even better. Our eldest just turned 18 and this year got a young person's pass. You can make seat reservations for a small charge, but we always find the Unreserved Coaches have space. The beauty of the passes is you do not have to book in advance. You can also use the first class lounges at the station - Euston has a lovely one, upstairs, with great coffee and snacks to keep the kids happy! One year I had to return an unused pass, which they did for me quickly and efficiently. This year they knocked it out of the park - I inadvertently cut it very fine between ordering and departure date (I was expecting to be able to select the 2-day FedEx option but it wasn't available). I emailed them my oops, and they shipped out both my tickets the very same day - I just emailed to ask and they did it a few hours later and sent me a nice email to confirm. They are very helpful and friendly on email, and always informative. Overall I would say this is a great product - the BRITRAIL pass is much less expensive than buying tickets at the station when you haven't reserved months in advance, and ACPRail are a great outfit, with excellent service. I haven't tried the M-passes yet but I may go that route next year.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

02/17/2020
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When I bought my pass (Paper) for planned-limited use I realized the pass cost was similar to the planned separate rail trips if I purchased them in advance. I could have got more value from the pass if I did more travel however I needed only 3 specific train rides. The pass did help in flexibility when one train segment was altered due to track maintenance and I had take 2 different legs around the maintenance spot so I simply had to show the pass instead of explaining why a specific ticket was valid on a different route due to maintenance. The trains I traveled on were crowded and though I paid for a non-first calss reserved seat, its side was at a blank wall instead of a window...I couldn't change seats even though I had the non-first class pass because all other seats were occupied. For my itinerary, the pass was about as good as having bought precise tickets, however I can understand how other non-UK based rail travelers would get a lot more value than I did.
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16 of 16 people found this review helpful.

12/06/2019
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Excellent product. Mixed experience on the different Trains. First class pass: London to York on LNER - Excellent service. York to Exeter on Cross Country - Food disappointing! Exeter to London on SE Railways - Food trolley non-existent!
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

11/17/2019
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Splurged on 1st class Britrail passes and wow was that worth it! Didn't really have to plan our trips ahead at all. Used the Trainline app to see which upcoming trains had 1st class on them, then just walked on. Plenty of roomy seats and lots of space for our luggage, even while on some trains the other cars were packed and standing room only. Got free tea, soft drinks, cookies and cake every time, and even free sandwiches on some trains. One train the tea was in china cups! So relaxing. Would 100% choose 1st class again in future.
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25 of 27 people found this review helpful.

11/12/2019
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To my surprise, the BritRail M-Pass arrived not as an electronic pass in standard format for storage in the Apple Wallet, but as a PDF that had to be downloaded from email and then stored somewhere on my phone. I ended up putting it in the Apple Books app. The PDF was a single very long, narrow page such that I had to manually zoom in on the pass every time I wanted to use it; otherwise the QR code would be too small to read. Even with the PDF zoomed in to enlarge the QR code, the pass failed to scan correctly at many railway gates and we had to be waved through by railway staff. That said, all the railway station staff and train conductors recognized the pass and we didn't have any difficulty getting it accepted for travel. It was great to be able to hop on any train at any time and not worry about peak vs off-peak fares or having to buy tickets weeks in advance for the best price. We roughly planned our itinerary in advance but the M-Pass allowed us to change plans freely as we went along. We didn't use the trains every day so the pass cost us approximately the same as if we had bought individual advance tickets, but it allowed us much more flexibility of plans and we didn't have to pay the steeper price for last-minute fares. Overall the BritRail program is GREAT for travelers; I just wish the pass would be formatted for compatibility with the Apple Wallet.
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21 of 21 people found this review helpful.

10/31/2019
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An excellent experience all around. Great value and very easy to use. Absolutely no problems. Very highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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