Caledonian sleeper from London to Inverness. Do we need a 1st class pass to book a 1st class sleeping berth?

We're thinking of getting a BritRail pass for our June trip to the UK. One of our days we'd be taking the Caledonian Sleeper from London to Inverness. Do we need to have a first class pass to book a first class berth? In order to book the berth, can we just go to the Caledonian Sleeper website and book the berth supplement?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) January 09, 2017 21:59
    Hi Julie,

    Passholder reservations for trains in the UK are only able to purchased locally when you're there. This includes reservations for the overnight trains, like the Caledonian Sleeper between London and Inverness.

    A 2nd class rail pass would only be valid for travel in 2nd class. If you book a reservation for 1st class and you only have a 2nd class BritRail Pass, then you would be charged a supplement locally to compensate.

    Therefore, you would end up being charged a supplement in addition to the reservation itself, and both of these would be assessed locally. Since these are assessed locally, we would not have any information about their costs. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    In the meantime, you can check the schedule for the night train from London to Inverness by doing a search for the route under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage, www.raileurope.com.
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