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ScotRail: 7 tickets left on journey

Hi all,

We would like to go to St. Andrews for a day while visiting Scotland in July. On the day we would like to go, the off-peak return tickets that are at the times we would are interested in have a note. One time says "Only 7 left" and the other time says "limited availability".

I believe that in talking about using the trains, people on this board (maybe it was TripAdvisor) said we can always walk up to the train station and buy off-peak train tickets. However from what I am reading, if I want to go on a specific day and time, I should buy these now.

Please advise!

Thank you!

Posted by
21302 posts

I think those notes refer to availability of tickets at the specific prices you are seeing. When those tickets are gone, the remaining tickets will be more expensive--possibly a lot more expensive.

Posted by
2139 posts

Anytime tickets – travel anytime, buy today or buy on the day, same price, never sell out.

Off-Peak tickets – travel on any off-peak time train, buy today or buy on the day, same price, never sell out.

Advance tickets – must travel on booked train, must buy at least the day before travel, limited availability and do sell out.

Posted by
5512 posts

The bus is also quite convenient between Edinburgh and St. Andrews. That is how I went for a day trip and it couldn't have been easier.

Posted by
665 posts

Carol, did you catch it from Waverly? How long did it take you? Pretty drive?