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Old 03-24-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
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I'm going to Britain (Scotland/England mostly) in May for about 3 weeks and I'm trying to sort out this 'getting around' thing. I was thinking of getting a 15 day britrail pass, but then someone told me that it is better to get a 'freedom of scotland' pass which allows use of ferry, rail and bus in Scotland but then I would have to get a seperate pass for England. So, my question is, are 'rail only' passes sufficient (how extensive are rail systems in Scotland) or should I look at passes with bus included? Also feel free to dispense general advice and knowledge (preferably about backpacking, but any other advice welcome ) Thanks!!
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Hello not really sure about short term passes but

national rail (trains) - you can get 1/3 rd off if your under 25 and buy a young persons rail card for £18
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

National express (Coaches) - they have some kind of discount card and they are quite cheap anyway
http://www.nationalexpress.com/

If you get stuck anywhere get in contact i will do my best to help
P.S i live in Birmingham if you come past
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sorry, i don't have mch advice but just wanted to give your threads title a got a laugh
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