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Interrail (& camping) in Scotland

  • 11 April 2023
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We want to do an interrail, starting in Germany and going forward to Scotland to do some hiking/ camping there (for aprox. 3-4 weeks in August).

Are there any things we have to watch out?

Do we need reservations for the trains in Scotland or just for the trains to get there? 

Are there recommended routes for our trip?

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Best answer by AnnaB 11 April 2023, 10:30

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Do we need reservations for the trains in Scotland or just for the trains to get there? 

Are there recommended routes for our trip?

Within Scotland, reservations are not necessary. If you're travelling via London, you may want to book the train from London to Scotland. You can do that free of charge via LNER (only their own trains, use “0” as booking reference) or GWR (all bookable British day trains).

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As soon as you have your travel dates set you should make your Eurostar reservations. 

There is a limited number of pass holder seats on the Eurostar between London and mainland Europe. On popular departures and during high season those sell out weeks, and sometimes months in advance.

The best place to see the availability of passholder seats and make reservations on the Eurostar is 

https://www.b-europe.com/EN/Booking/Pass#TravelWish

If you don't get any result, press "later trains" and eventually you will find the next available connection. 

If you have a mobile pass you need to generate a Pass Cover Number in order to make the reservation at b-europe. You do that here in the PCN generator:

https://community.eurail.com/news-and-announcements-39/pass-cover-number-generator-is-live-5653

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There's also a night ferry from IJmuiden (close to Amsterdam) to Newcastle.

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