Scotrail £17 Flat Fare for Club 50 Members

Written by Karen Bryan

Scotrail is offering members of its Club 50 a £17 flat fare return rail ticket between any two stations in Scotland. You must make the return leg of the journey within one month of your outward journey. The promotion is valid for journeys until 14 November 2017.

Within a few hours of receiving the email alert about the Scotrail £17, I had booked a return ticket from Stirling Oban.

I began by looking for tickets to Kyle of Lochalsh. As the journey takes a few hours, I wanted to stay overnight. I also thought that travelling on two different days increased the possibility of decent weather for the journey on at least one of the days. But I was deterred by the £80 price tag for an overnight stay at a hotel in Kyle on a room only basis.

As I have done the trip from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh by train previously, albeit many years ago. I decided to look into going to Oban instead. I haven’t done that journey by train, and I thought that hotels in Oban might be less expensive.

Sure enough I found a hotel in Oban, close to the railway station with reasonable reviews for £50 a night, including breakfast.

There was pretty good availability of the Scotrail £17 return ticket on various days in September for both destinations for which I searched. But I did get in their early to secure the dates that suited me.

You could save more than the £15 annual price to join Scotrail’s Club 50 if you purchase a £17 flat rate return ticket for a longish journey.