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UK trains link all Britain from London to Oxford, Glasgow to Edinburg and Cardiff to Birmingham etc.
The United Kingdom is place of great contrasts. From the capital London the rail network spreads out across three different countries reaching up to the dramatic mountains in Scotland to the small towns and villages in Wales and past farmland and busy cities and into the quiet of the lakes and rolling hills of England. London is at the centre of the UK rail network. It has no less than 14 train stations. The 23 different train operators cover every major city and town from East to West and North to South. Although not all of the trains are high speed, there’s something romantic about soaking up the countryside as you sit comfortably, looking out of the window with a cup of tea. Booking tickets on so many different operators can be tricky so why not get your tickets here? Rail Europe partners with the UK rail network to offer the cheapest prices and a choice of tickets to suit you.
Popular journeys and travel durations
If you are based in London there are several easy day trips you can take on the train, from Oxford and Cambridge to Brighton and Windsor and more.
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Booking and printing optionsBooking :
- UK Trains tickets are open for booking 60 days ahead.
- Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
- Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.
Printing option(s) :
Print @ Station
Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.
Seat reservation :
- Recommended for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket when offered by the train carrier. With the included reservation, you are guaranteed a seat to make your journey more enjoyable.
- Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.
Experience the service
Before you board
Avoid the queues… most stations will have the self-service ticket machines where you can easily collect the tickets you have bought from this website. First class ticket holders can make the most of any first class lounges at the main city stations.
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|Snacks and beverages Whenever you feel peckish, you can buy something on board to eat or drink. small>|
|WiFi Internet Enjoy the freedom to read your emails, surf and listen to online music thanks to the wireless internet on board certain trains. small>|
|Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat. small>|
Interactive Rail Map
- A. TGV trains offer high-speed train services connecting the major cities of France. Paris is 58 minutes from Lille, and Bordeaux is just under 3 hours from the French capital. Travel time between Paris and Marseille is 3 hours. And if you want to get to Strasbourg, it will take you only 2 hours and 20 minutes from Paris by TGV.
- A. From London to Paris and vice versa, Eurostar offers frequent service: every 30 minutes during peak hours and approximately once per hour during non-peak time. During the peak summer season, up to 24 trains run daily to Paris. From London to Brussels and vice versa, service is offered approximately every 2 hours. During summer, Eurostar offers daily service to Disneyland Paris. During winter, there is 1 train a week.
- A. With most passes the pass will start the when you get your pass validated by a rail official.
- A. Yes, you may travel as many times are you like between countries that are on your pass.
- A. A travel day lasts 24 hours, in which you can take as many trains or public transport services as you wish.
- A. A "point to point ticket" is a rail ticket valid on a specific route, between two city stations whereas a Eurail Select Pass offers unlimited travel in 3 to 5 adjoining countries on a total list of 24 countries. The Eurail Select Pass allows you to save money if travelling mainly by train from one country to another.
- A. Yes. Passengers can use baggage lockers which are found between the coaches. However they have to make a 1 euro deposit. There are also luggage areas at the end of the carriage which can be used without any supplement.
- A. Special amenities for disabled travelers are offered on trains and at many train stations, and are clearly indicated with pictograms (for telephones, toilets, elevators, etc.). Special equipment is also available for use by handicapped passengers. This equipment must be reserved locally in advance. Be sure to specify if you need personal assistance (whether with a wheelchair, boarding, etc.).
- A. 1st Class seats often recline, there are fewer seats per car, and there is more space for luggage. On some high-speed trains, the price of a 1st Class ticket includes a meal. 1st class is generally quieter with more business and adult passengers. 2nd Class accommodations are less expensive, but not as spacious, as there are more seats per car. For trips over 2 hours we recommend that you book 1st class.
- A. A "point to point ticket" is a rail ticket valid on a specific route, between two city stations whereas a Eurail Italy pass offers unlimited rail travel in Italy from 3 to 10 days. If you’re planning to travel several times by train, buying a Eurail Italy pass will be a more affordable option that buying individual rail tickets.
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Reviews & ratings UK Trains
Overall rating (145)
Overall appreciationExcellent 34% Very good 37% Average 21% Poor 2% Terrible 5%
- "Train ride to Bristol" Philip h. 23/09/2016
As a first time user of this service I was relieved to find the printing of the pre booked tickets and finding correct platform was easy. We found our reserved seats but were intrigued that you received two tickets per ride, one ticket shows you have paid Value for money Convenience
- "Liverpool to Euston. " Judith s. 18/09/2016
The travel to London went well. Wifi makes the trip go quicker also. Great reception. seats compy and food was ok too. Value for money Convenience
- "First class or standard" Mark j. 17/09/2016
Trip was good. Don't bother with first class it's just not worth it. Value for money Convenience
- "Travel London to York" Neville w. 16/09/2016
A short trip undertaken in comfort, and very convenient to accommodation at both boarding and arrival. Booking on line from Australia was also quick and easy, with follow-up dates providing confidence as to timing and confirmation is seat reservations. Value for money Convenience
- "London to Edinburgh in style" John b. 11/09/2016
I thoroughly enjoyed 1st class travel on train and was a great way to see UK. Value for money Convenience
- "First Class all the way " . 03/09/2016
Excellent service Its was 1st class so I'd expect nothing less Wi Fi was terrible
- "Don’t like sitting backwards" Dianne c. 03/09/2016
Fast Clean Train, My only fault is that we traveled backwards. Out seat numbered reservation was facing the wrong way... Value for money Convenience
- "Hot Box!" Helen p. 01/09/2016
My 3-person party travelled to Edinburgh from London and the air conditioning in our car did not function for the entirety of the trip - nearly five hours. Despite assurances from the crew that a technician would board the train to repair it, this did not occur and it was positively sweltering the entire time. The train was full and very busy, which gave us no option but to suffer! The staff were very kind and brought round complimentary bottles of water but it was just horrible. Value for money Convenience
- "Expensive " Annapatrizia c. 31/08/2016
we were very disappointed with our train trip from London to Edinburgh return. FORWARD JOURNEY: economy seats, have very little leg room, the aircon in our carriage did not work, it was very uncomfortable as it was a hot day. we were given a bottle of water as compensation!!! very noisy groups of people, no effort made to remind people to respect other people. RETURN JOURNEY: we were in same carriage, packed with people Value for money Convenience
- "LONDON EUSTON - MANCHESTER PIC" Joseph g. 29/08/2016
Being a first timer to the UK I found it easy to catch the train.Staff were also very helpful.Generally,enjoyed the experience. Value for money Convenience
- "London to Edinburgh " Allan c. 26/08/2016
Booked tickets online, printed tickets at any station with good easy to use instructions received via email. A lot of details given via email. First class seating excellent value for money with comfortable seats, clean train and toilets and free Wifi. Food was small but of very good quality however staff unfriendly. Lack of assistance with luggage so be prepared to lug your bags yourself. Overall really good experience Value for money Convenience
- "Enjoyable trip" Kathleen Blanche w. 26/08/2016
This was a great journey. I enjoyed using the first class lounge and the fact lunch on the train was included was an unexpected bonus. Value for money Convenience
- "Great trip " Penelope m. 26/08/2016
The trip was very comfortable and on e were officials around at St Pancras to confirm which was the correct train. I all a good experience . The booking system is excellent . Value for money Convenience
- "London to Edinburgh in style!" Anne l. 22/08/2016
Travelled first class. The service was excellent and the journey was comfortable. I would definitely use Virgin Trains EC again! Anne Value for money Convenience
- "Good but not excellent" Christine s. 22/08/2016
We travelled by train in First Class from London to Edinburgh which was excellent-food, service, comfort Value for money Convenience