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- London - Edinburgh: 04:19
- Book early, save up to 60%
- Book up to 60 days in advance
- High speed trains
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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|Hull Gb||London||02:34||AU$ 56|
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. Yes, non-smoking cars are available on all trains. Most high- speed trains are now completely non-smoking and all reservations are requested in non-smoking coaches when both options are available. There is no smoking on all trains in France, Italy, Norway, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, and Switzerland.
- A. Italo offers different classes of service. Rail Europe offers 3 classes of service for Italo: the Smart class, the Club class and the Prima class. The Smart class is the equivalent of second class, where passengers have the following services: 2 dedicated stewards/hostesses and comfortable seats. The Prima class is the equivalent of first class, where passengers have the following services: A dedicated steward/hostess, welcome drink and snacks, daily newspapers, complimentary expresso and large reclining seats. A supplement is needed for catering service in Prima class. The Club class has the same services as the Prima class plus video screens and access to business lounge.
- A. You can print your Lyria ticket directly from your printer at home or, alternatively, you can retrieve it from the self-service machines available at the train stations in France only before boarding your Lyria train.
Q. What is Rail Europe's cancellation policy for passes, point-to-point tickets, overnight trains, and specialty trains?A. Tickets and passes are neither refundable nor replaceable if stolen or lost. Refunds, when applicable, are limited to totally unused, and un-validated passes, tickets and inclusive packages. A minimum 15% cancellation charge applies. Refund amount for tickets will vary depending on the type of fare purchased. Please check the details for more specific refund policies for each ticket. For passes and packages please look at the Terms and Conditions. Sleepers: if cancelled and space released with the station of departure at least 24 hours before train departs, are generally 85% refundable. If reservation is not cancelled, no refund will be granted. Once in Europe, most tickets must be stamped as NOT USED before the Train Departure Date (for reservations) or the 1st day of validity (for tickets and passes) to be entiteled for refund. If you have already purchased your pass or tickets, please review the terms and conditions that come with your documents for specific information about the cancellation policy for each pass or ticket. To receive your refund for pass, documents must be returned to the issuing office within 6 months of the date of issuance (or 1st year depending on the pass). To receive you refund on combined tickets and reservations, they must be returned to the issuing office within 60 days. Click here to get the adress in our Contact Us section.
- 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. With a Eurail Italy pass, you can travel on all trains from Trenitalia, the Italian railway company. Just bear in mind that reservation is compulsory on-board Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca, Frecciargento, and Eurostar trains. Overnight trains also require reservation of the sleeping compartments.
- A. Yes. If you’re on Turista class, you could buy some nice snacks and beverages to a bar buffet car. On Ave First class, a catering service will deliver you some meal and beverages directly to your seat. You could also get access to an A la Carte service at seat and even a bar service.
- A. Also known as the red train, Thalys trains link Paris to the gems of Northern Europe: Brussels in 1 hour and 22 minutes, Amsterdam in 3 hours and 18 minutes, and Cologne in 3 hours and 14 minutes. On a seasonal basis (from the end of December till mid - April), Thalys Snow travels from Brussels Midi to the ski resorts in Chambéry, Albertville, Moutiers, Aime-la-Plagne, Landry and Bourg-St-Maurice, every Saturday without any stops.
- A. Eurostar is a reservation-only service and bookings can be taken up to 6 months in advance. Also bear in mind that Eurostar is not included in the Eurail pass or France Rail Pass program but you can still get a discount on Eurostar when buying a pass.
- A. In some cases. Normally, your bicycle must be boxed and placed in a separate car, or it might have to be transported on a separate train. Extra charges may apply, and you must arrange bike transport locally. Bikes are allowed as checked luggage on the EC, IC, ICE, and TGV trains. The bike must be wrapped, with the wheels and pedals detached, and the handlebars parallel to the frame.
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Reviews & ratings UK Trains
Overall rating (145)
Overall appreciationExcellent 34% Very good 37% Average 21% Poor 2% Terrible 5%
- "Trip to Bletchley Park" Ian i. 27/06/2016
The rail journey from London to Bletchley to visit Bletchley Park is the way to go. It is quick and comfortable and convenient. Ian Iredale Value for money Convenience
- "Great Service" . 25/06/2016
Excellent, service timing was perfect and buying tickets online was so easy and convienent
- "First Class service" Robin c. 25/06/2016
This journey was both comfortable and pleasurable, staff were friendly and polite. The journey was completed on time as well. A pleasurable experience. Value for money Convenience
- "Why train?" Ian g. 17/06/2016
Train, the best way to get around the UK Value for money Convenience
- "First time traveller" Sharon h. 14/06/2016
I find the cost of the ticket being more expensive the closer to the time of travel a bit expensive. I wanted to train it to see more of the country, flying would have been quicker and cheaper, but it was the experience I wanted. Value for money Convenience
- "Paddington to Kemble" Jenny g. 01/06/2016
I recently took the train from Paddington to Kemble. The purpose of the trip was to visit Highgrove gardens. The train was punctual, very clean and the on board service was excellent. Value for money Convenience
- "Wrong train" Lynette c. 25/05/2016
It was a very stressful journey. Firstly I couldn't hear where to get on for 1st class so had to walk through all carriages pushing suitcase as had no time to walk to carriage, told by guard to quickly jump on. 2nd a young train attendant helped push my bag to first class then told me I was on the wrong train it was terminating at Newcastle. I had allowed 40 mins to be at the station and then told wrong train,I was very distressed. Another attendant told me crew were changing and that it was the right train. A terrible 1st time experience on 1st class rail. I don't think enough time is available to board a train for seniors. Value for money Convenience
- "Good service" Win r. 25/05/2016
Everything went according to plan. No delays with good on board service. Value for money Convenience
- "Excellent" Genevieve h. 21/05/2016
Great train journey. It was clean, fast, and efficient way. However, 15mins of free internet for a 4 hour journey is a bit of a joke. Value for money Convenience
- "Signal Breakdown" Mark-leon t. 16/05/2016
I was running late to catch this train because Paddington Station is confusing and I was struggling with my bags but instead of trying to help me, the staff scowled at me. I jumped onto the first available carriage and tried to recover but they scowled at me again and told me that I was in the wrong carriage. Then they made an announcement that the train will be running late due to a signal fault and apologized for the inconvenience. Value for money Convenience
- "Markinch to London" . 11/05/2016
Absolutely fantastic. Boys loved the internet speed and free food!
- "Great trip" Justine r. 08/05/2016
Staff at Cambridge were polite helpful and spoke clearly. The trains were clean, comfey and fast. Value for money as we were able to use the ticket all day. I was impressed that I could collect our tickets (at St Pancres arrived on EuroStar)the day before our trip hince I booked the tickets 2 months in AUSTRALIA. VERY HAPPY TRAVELLER¤ Value for money Convenience
- "A relaxing Journey" Helen c. 02/05/2016
Can be a bit 'nerve wracking knowing you have to catch that exact train . Cant believe it is so much more expensive to book on the day. Value for money Convenience
- "Quick and easy" Brett l. 12/04/2016
A very quick and easy mode of transport with assistance where required Value for money Convenience
- "Melb/York/Blackpool return" Carolyn w. 28/02/2016
I travelled Heathrow to York and Blackpool to Heathrow. The trains were clean and on time. I enjoyed the whole experience. I especially enjoyed unexpectedly being upgraded to First Class on the way back to Heathrow. The staff were attentive and personable and it was comfortable. Far better than driving. Carolyn Worth Value for money Convenience