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.

London Stratford Upon A 01:59 AU$ 13
London York 01:46 AU$ 30
Truro London 04:18 AU$ 89
Hull Gb London 02:34 AU$ 56
London Edinburgh 04:31 AU$ 87
London Nottingham 01:34 AU$ 38
London Salisbury 01:22 AU$ 75
Norwich London 01:44 AU$ 17
Bicester London 00:46 AU$ 25
Preston London 02:11 AU$ 41
London Cardiff 02:01 AU$ 37
London Portsmouth 01:33 AU$ 21
London Oxford 00:56 AU$ 13
Hastings London 01:30 AU$ 17
Newcastle London 02:36 AU$ 57
London Sandwich 01:31 AU$ 67
Liverpool London 02:04 AU$ 25
London Sheffield 02:00 AU$ 37
Southampton London 01:15 AU$ 73
London Carlisle 03:15 AU$ 91
Crewe London 01:36 AU$ 17
Glasgow London 04:30 AU$ 43
London Canterbury 00:52 AU$ 57
Bristol London 01:23 AU$ 30
London Leeds 02:12 AU$ 62
London Manchester 02:07 AU$ 25
London Chester 01:58 AU$ 38
Lancaster London 02:31 AU$ 30
Swansea London 03:11 AU$ 68
London Oxenholme 02:34 AU$ 49
London Birmingham 01:22 AU$ 13
Harwich London 01:15 AU$ 64
London Cambridge 00:46 AU$ 13
Swindon London 00:55 AU$ 30
Bournemouth London 01:48 AU$ 22

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.

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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.


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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Overall rating (145)

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

  • "Delays and cancellations"    
    Several trains prior and ours were cancelled and we finally got a later departure and went across the country and down the west coast. We paid for 1st Class and were lucky to get a seat in 36    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Durham to Edinburgh trip"    
    I really enjoyed my trip, train was comfortable, quiet and very pleasant. My only criticism would be travellers leaving all their food and drink rubbish when they got off the train, some of which was on the floor, other than that no complaints.  
  • "Eurostar - Paris to London "    
    Thank goodness we allowed an hour and a half between the TGV from Avignon and the Eurostar Paris to London. We stood in a queue for the whole time waiting to go through customs. It was appalling - 2 people on duty for the hundreds of people travelling. surely the train people and the customs people can communivpcate the numbers travelling and adjust the officers on duty. The train was half an hour late leaving. I am not travelling by that train service ever again and certainly will be giving my friends and family the same advice Margaret Webb Melbourne Australia    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Inflexable"    
    I booked the trip and then had a family emergency and had to change the dates and was told it was not possible and no refund either. Was possible either as we are in Australia. So we flew to Edin from London instead as I was not going to pay Rail Europe any more money.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Campbell Family Trip"    
    It is so rare to have ones expectations reached and near impossible to have them exceeded. This was certainly the case with the train trip from London to Edinburgh. The whole experience was superb. Bravo to all involved.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Well organised trip"    
    Booking on line was easy to organise and ticket was received within a couple of days. Once I realised that carriage numbers etc were displayed on the side of each carriage finding my seat was easy and the journey went very quickly. I would be happy to recommend your service to other travellers.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "To Edinburgh from Kings Cross"    
    Very comfortable clean train. Surprised by the free drinks and snacks. Enjoyed just sitting looking out the window!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable trip"    
    The trip was comfortable and pleasant. However, our trip on 9 June from Barcelona to Paris booked through rail Europe DEFINATELY was not value for money. We booked FIRST CLASS, paid a lot of money, and it was no comparison to the service we received on the Eurostar on 13 June. No complimentary food or drink, not even a bottle of water for a 6 and a half hour journey. The only extra of wider seats was not worth the money we paid. I would not recommend travelling first class on this service to anyone.  
  • "Virgin Train"    
    Better than we expected. We booked well in advance through Rail Europe. Got very good price. The journey itself was enjoyable with excellent 'table service', breakfast, lunch  
  • "Train - Edinburgh to London"    
    The journey is trouble free. Comfortable. Assigned seats marked as prebooked.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "DELAYED but REPAID"    
    We arrived 90 minutes late because an earlier train broke down and had to unload its passengers onto our train causing overcrowding . However we have been offered a 50% refund . Otherwise al would have been fine .    Value for money  Convenience
  • "London/Manchester"    
    Excellent service. Train running on time. Clean and comfortable.  
  • "Not very pleasant "    
    Nowhere to store larger luggage. Had to stand the whole journey to look after suitcase. Other commuters unwilling to share seats so we could easily keep an eye on our suitcase and be comfortable. Very unpleasant and expensive trip.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Can do better"    
    Comfort was reduced as seat would not stay upright. Train toilets were very poor and were not well cleaned or cleaned often enough. Food choices were very limited. Staff were good but were stretched Not up to 1st Class standard    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfort plus"    
    It was more comfortable than travelling on the plane. Quite and great leg room.    Value for money  Convenience
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