Confused about choosing which train ticket and seating is best for our trip.

Never traveled to UK or by train before. Have 8 days to see a lot! Should I get a BritPass or purchase individual train tickets if I'm traveling from Glasgow, to Inverness, to aberdeen, to Perth and finally into Edinburgh for 2 nights. Then I'll be continuing on from Edinbugh to york for 1 night, then continuing on to london for 2 nights, then on to bath for a night, then chester the last night before catching a ferry back to dublin to fly home. Which trains require that I book seat reservations?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 12, 2016 14:46
    Hi Kim,

    What to purchase for your travels would depend on the specifics of the itinerary itself and various other factors. It is likely that you'd want to purchase a BritRail Pass, but the specific version of the pass would need to be determined by other factors. Therefore, if you’d like assistance determining the best option for an itinerary such as this, you would send an email to

    In the meantime, you can check schedules by entering a route under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage,

    To get to Dublin, you would take the ferry from Holyhead. The rail pass would not cover this ferry, so you would have to purchase tickets for it directly through the ferry company. The companies operating ferries on this route are 'Stena Line' and 'Irish Ferries'.
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