Edinburgh - Glasgow return covered by the BritRail Central Scotland Pass? Can the pass get me from the Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow? Can I get from Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk instead of direct?

I am looking to travel to Scotland in August. Flying to Edinburgh, then train to Glasgow for week, then back to Edinburgh. Can the central Scotland pass get me from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow on a Saturday? Can I get from Gladgow main to Edinburgh Waverly via Falkirk, instead of direct?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) January 04, 2019 14:29
    Hi Les,

    The BritRail Central Scotland Pass does cover trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow do stop in Falkirk, so you are free to get off there.

    There is no rail station right at the Edinburgh Airport. First, you would have to commute into the city. To get from the airport into Edinburgh, you can take the Airlink bus 100. These buses depart every 10 minutes throughout the day. The ride into the city takes about 25 minutes. These buses will go to the Edinburgh Haymarket station and Edinburgh Waverley Bridge, which is next to the Edinburgh Waverley station. Trains to Glasgow do happen to leave out of both of these stations (Haymarket and Waverley). A rail pass would not cover the Airlink bus, so you would pay locally.

    For the BritRail Central Scotland Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-central-scotland-5892.

    Reservations are not necessary on trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) to view schedules for the trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Since these are non-reservable trains, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked when you go to search schedules.
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