UK Trains

UK trains link all Britain from London to Oxford, Glasgow to Edinburg and Cardiff to Birmingham etc.

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UK Trains network

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.


Norwich London 01:44 AU$ 17
Preston London 02:11 AU$ 39
London Carlisle 03:15 AU$ 86
Swansea London 03:11 AU$ 65
London Leeds 02:12 AU$ 59
London Liverpool 02:14 AU$ 24
Portsmouth London 01:36 AU$ 11
London Salisbury 01:22 AU$ 71
Hastings London 01:30 AU$ 17
London Cardiff 02:01 AU$ 35
London Canterbury 00:52 AU$ 54
Harwich London 01:15 AU$ 61
London Lancaster 02:24 AU$ 29
Swindon London 00:55 AU$ 29
Doncaster London 01:29 AU$ 57
London Hull Gb 02:33 AU$ 71
London Stratford Upon A 01:59 AU$ 12
Oxenholme London 02:46 AU$ 47
London Edinburgh 04:31 AU$ 83
London Bournemouth 01:43 AU$ 41
Manchester London 02:00 AU$ 24
London Oxford 00:56 AU$ 12
London Sandwich 01:31 AU$ 64
Glasgow London 04:30 AU$ 41
London Chester 01:58 AU$ 36
London Birmingham 01:22 AU$ 12
London Peterborough 00:45 AU$ 23
London Cambridge 00:46 AU$ 12
London Bristol 01:20 AU$ 29
Sheffield London 02:00 AU$ 41
London Newcastle 02:45 AU$ 73
London Crewe 01:30 AU$ 36
London Southampton 01:11 AU$ 54
Truro London 04:18 AU$ 85
Bicester London 00:46 AU$ 24
London Nottingham 01:34 AU$ 36

Booking & Ticket delivery

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.

Ticket delivery option(s) :

Print @ StationGo 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 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.

Onboard

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.


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    train Paris to York

    We want to travel by train for 2 adults and 3 children

    answered Posted by Paula K. | Comments 0 | Created: 11/08/2014

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    "Inconvenient Sunday trip"

      Robin b. 
    I travelled from Salisbury to London on Sunday 14 September First Class. Due to works on the line, the jouurney was broken into three stages: train to Basingstoke, bus to Guildford and then train to Waterloo. It was therefore about as inconvenient as a journey can be. It was also a slow journey overall. In addition, the bus was packed on the middle leg and thus not very comfortable. On the plus side, the stages all connected and I arrived on schedule.    Value for money  Convenience

    "It did what I wanted"

      Robin b.  23/09/2014
    I'm not sure how you're supposed to rate a train trip. It got me where I wanted to go, the price was high but then I was travelling in First Class, it was comfortable enough and quiet and quick. So it was good.    Value for money  Convenience

    "A Little Luxury"

      Lorraine k.  12/09/2014
    We booked first class and it was worth the little extra. We were served a hot breakfast on the train by curteous and helpful staff. Our seats were comfortable and we enjoyed watching the changing scenery. As we'd booked as a couple we had two facing single seats, each with a window. There was even a table. I would recommend this journey.    Value for money  Convenience

    "A good way to travel in the UK"

      Michele m.  28/08/2014
    Booking was simple and staff were particularly helpful in assisting when we arrived late and had to get a later train - we weren't charged any extra even though it was our error. We had large suitcases and the train had a designated place for them - bags were easy to get on and off train. We found this mode of transport convenient and comfortable and cost wise good value compared with other forms of transport. We would look at using this again if re-visiting the UK.    Value for money  Convenience

    "railway experience"

      Frederick s.  26/08/2014
    Very pleasant trip.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Highland Games Ballach"

      Lex b.  18/08/2014
    We were staying near Queen Street station so it was a very convient and cost saving way to travel.Timetables are easy to follow, even for people like us who live in a rural area and don't use public transport.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Train London to Edinburgh"

      Peter d.  15/08/2014
    Comfortable seats but tired decor. Train sways more than those in Italy. Great scenery north of Newcastle.    Value for money  Convenience

    "First steps"

      John s.  15/08/2014
    Uncertain of Print at Station ticket, but worked well with no concerns.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Very pleased"

      Julie e.  12/08/2014
    We were pleased with the service on the train ride from York to London, as soon as we sat down we were offered tea and coffee and not long after that sandwiches/cake and drinks were served. With free wifi also available this made the trip go so quickly.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Edinburgh to York"

      Victoria l.  31/07/2014
    Train was on time and comfortable. Staff at stations were accommodating and helpful.    Value for money  Convenience

    "A few issues"

      David b.  14/07/2014
    The trip was fine, although the print-at-the-station kiosk wouldn't recognize the booking and I had to dash into the Kings Cross booking office to have the ticket manually issued with 5 minutes before the departure. I was surprised that the carriage had a party of a dozen young men drinking and carousing loudly in the aisle for five hours straight - luckily, they were happy drunks. Someone got on a few stops into the journey with a ticket with the same seats as ours, but seemed happy to wander away and stand somewhere. So - a few glitches.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Portsmouth"

      Robyn Ann g.  06/07/2014
    Very convenient train from Portsmouth Harbour station, they go every half hour. Comfortable train but you have to watch that you don't get in a first class carriage. Once at Waterloo it was very easy to get a taxi to St Pancras. Only downside was that the staff at Portsmouth Harbour not very helpful. I lined up to get our prepaid tickets    Value for money  Convenience

    "Printing tickets bought online"

      Judith b.  15/06/2014
    The overall experience was very good, however two things could have been improved. 1. The number we had to enter in order to print our tickets could have been bold, bright or easily read. The booking number was and I thought that was the number to enter. 2. At Edinburgh Waverley station we had to unload our luggage ourselves which meant crawling into the luggage carriage and passing it out to someone on the platform.    Value for money  Convenience

    "ROOM TO IMPROVE"

      David p.  15/06/2014
    The disappointment of the trip, having paid First Class fares, was (a) there was NO WiFi and (b) being at meal time all we were offered was a cup of tea and a biscuit! we were connecting to Manchester Airport)    Value for money  Convenience

    "A First Class Journey"

      Wieka k.  28/05/2014
    We took the first class train from Manchester to Euston about a month ago - price point there is around 18 dollars different between the second class and first, so we took it. The train interior was excellent, very comfortable seat and nice big windows - the highlight for us was the free Wifi (apart from the scenery of course, but we are talking about the train here). The wifi offered on board was fast and does not disconnect even once! for a traveller like us, having capacity to connect to the internet was very valuable. The service on board was OK with standard snacks and beverages.    Value for money  Convenience

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