UK Trains

UK Trains

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Key features

  • London - Edinburgh: 04:19
  • Book early, save up to 60%
  • Book up to 60 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains

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UK 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.

Swindon London 00:55 AU$30
York London 01:51 AU$30
London Cardiff 02:01 AU$37
Hastings London 01:30 AU$18
London Leeds 02:12 AU$62
London Chester 01:58 AU$38
Swansea London 03:11 AU$69
Norwich London 01:44 AU$18
Brighton London 00:51 AU$11
Doncaster London 01:29 AU$61
Birmingham London 01:21 AU$13
Liverpool London 02:04 AU$26
Crewe London 01:36 AU$18
London Canterbury 00:52 AU$58
Salisbury London 01:23 AU$75
Truro London 04:18 AU$90
London Glasgow 04:08 AU$59
London Southampton 01:11 AU$58
Bournemouth London 01:48 AU$22
London Peterborough 00:45 AU$24
Edinburgh London 04:29 AU$59
London Portsmouth 01:33 AU$21
London Oxford 00:56 AU$13
Newcastle London 02:36 AU$58
London Sandwich 01:31 AU$67
Cambridge London 00:47 AU$13
London Stratford Upon A 01:59 AU$13
London Preston 02:00 AU$42
London Hull Gb 02:33 AU$75
London Manchester 02:07 AU$26
Lancaster London 02:31 AU$30
London Oxenholme 02:34 AU$50

Booking and printing options

Booking :
  • 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.

Printing guide

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 boarding

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.


Classes and facilities offered by trains in the UK
First class Second class
Snacks and beverages Whenever you feel peckish, you can buy something on board to eat or drink.
WiFi Internet Enjoy the freedom to read your emails, surf and listen to online music thanks to the wireless internet on board certain trains.
Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat.

Interactive Rail Map


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Overall rating (145)

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Overall appreciation

Excellent 34% Very good 37% Average 21% Poor 2% Terrible 5%

  • "2nd class adequate "    
    The seat was a little crammed when someone was sitting next to me but as the ride continued the train thinned out and I could spread out and relax more. You get what you pay for and 2nd class was okay for 3 hours. Good price.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Enjoyable trip to Edinburgh"    
    Great train and great service. I definitely use Virgin trains again...well done team.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great train to Edinburgh"    
    The Virgin train trip from London Kings X to Edinburgh was smooth and comfortable. In first class, seats were good, as was the food service, offering both a late breakfast and lunch. This is a hassle free commute between major cities, giving us time to catch up on our reading, emails or snoozes.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable"    
    We paid for first class and did not get the seating and treatment as indicated on the paperwork that came with the tickets. No Wi fi and the power points were not USB, in future it would be appropriate to have USB instead of power points. Apart from this, it was a comfortable trip.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Kings Cross - Edinburgh"    
    Happy with the service I received. Train was on time.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Easy peasy"    
    Great trip...all efficient...but did have a bit of a hold up as we had to print our tickets at the station rather than receiving them any other way..and this process wasn't terribly obvious.  
  • "Great trip-but packed train"    
    We had pre booked two seats from London to Edinburgh, all good and seats comfy, enough room so all good. Trip still great until a train was delayed (or broken down) at York so our fairly full train had to take on extra people. We stood to give two old people (in their 80's) our seats, a large number of other people had to stand as well. At one stage we were asked (the standing people) to move (squash) into the next carriage so the food and beverage trolley could move to the next carriage (or the train would have to stop we were told). So while it was a good trip we had to stand for over an hour which was tedious.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Cheltenham Spa to Paddington"    
    Great Western Line: Train had reserved seating and kept to timetable. For overseas visitors it is a great pity that bookings for British trains cannot be made earlier than 60 days before travel.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Smooth and Expensive"    
    The booked travel worked seamlessly. Collecting the tickets was easy. reserved seats a necessity due to full train. UK train travel is expensive by Aust standards, but we saved by booking early.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Happy Traveller"    
    I had my first train trip in the UK booked with you, I found that it was coordinated well good value and comfortable, I had 3 more trips booked and they went as well as the first.    Value for money
  • "Sensational Journey"    
    My Partner and I had an amazing trip in fact the comfort and service was such that the trip felt to short. Thank You    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Relaxing Journey"    
    Very good way to make the trip to Edinburgh. Staff very friendly.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Train ride to Bristol"    
    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. "    
    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"    
    Trip was good. Don't bother with first class it's just not worth it.    Value for money  Convenience
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