Free train travel for kids this Easter weekend

Train operator announces ‘Kids Go Free’ weekend Saturday, 2 & Sunday, 3 April

This weekend (Saturday, 2 April – Sunday, 3 April) children between the ages of 5 and 15 will be able travel anywhere in the country for free.

The initiative is being funded by the Scottish Government to mark ScotRail’s first weekend of operation as a public railway.

With the offer, up to four children can travel for free with each fare-paying adult, encouraging more families to travel on Scotland’s tracks and discover the country’s hidden gems.

Along with enabling children, parents, and carers to rediscover their sense of adventure, the offer hopes to persuade families to consider more sustainable forms of travel and leaving the car at home. ScotRail is committed to achieving net zero by 2035 and is cutting carbon emissions by more than 10,000 tonnes a year – equivalent to removing 2,238 cars from the road every year.

Jenny Gilruth, Minister for Transport, said:

“From 1 April Scotland’s Railways come into public ownership – as life begins to return to normal, we want to do all we can to make rail an attractive choice for everyone – that includes families and friends looking to enjoy time together over the Easter holidays.”

Lesley Kane, ScotRail Commercial Director, said:

“Life is busy, especially when kids are involved, so we are delighted to be able to play our part in helping families make the most of the Easter break together by offering a ‘Kids Go Free’ weekend.

“We hope this offer encourages families to get onboard, enjoy a little escape this weekend, and spend some quality time together.”

The ‘Yours to Use’ Kids Go Free offer can be redeemed alongside most adult tickets until Sunday, 3 April by simply downloading a voucher from the

Children must be accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Under 5s are already eligible for free train travel.

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