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 Salisbury 01:22 AU$ 78
Bicester London 00:46 AU$ 26
Preston London 02:11 AU$ 43
London Cardiff 02:01 AU$ 38
London Portsmouth 01:33 AU$ 22
London Oxford 00:56 AU$ 13
Hastings London 01:30 AU$ 18
Newcastle London 02:36 AU$ 60
London Sandwich 01:31 AU$ 69
Southampton London 01:15 AU$ 76
London Carlisle 03:15 AU$ 94
Glasgow London 04:30 AU$ 45
London Canterbury 00:52 AU$ 60
Harwich London 01:15 AU$ 66
London Leeds 02:12 AU$ 65
London Manchester 02:07 AU$ 26
London Chester 01:58 AU$ 40
Swansea London 03:11 AU$ 71
London Oxenholme 02:34 AU$ 51
Edinburgh London 04:29 AU$ 61
London Norwich 01:42 AU$ 26
Swindon London 00:55 AU$ 31
Bournemouth London 01:48 AU$ 23
York London 01:51 AU$ 31
London Peterborough 00:45 AU$ 25
London Lancaster 02:24 AU$ 31
London Liverpool 02:14 AU$ 26
Brighton London 00:51 AU$ 12
London Bristol 01:20 AU$ 31
Doncaster London 01:29 AU$ 63
Nottingham London 01:31 AU$ 35
Birmingham London 01:21 AU$ 13
Sheffield London 02:00 AU$ 45
Cambridge London 00:47 AU$ 13
London Crewe 01:30 AU$ 40
London Stratford Upon A 01:59 AU$ 13

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 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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  • "London to Cardiff return"    
    First Class London to Cardiff, and then return. First Class lounge at Paddington was very good. Secure, plus a range of drinks, fresh fruits and pastries available all gratis. First Class lounge at Cardiff smaller, also secure, no fruit or pastries, but drinks available and still adequate. First Class train carriage was comfortable, and drinks and cakes (gratis) on trip. Overall, a nice, convenient way to travel between the two cities, especially to see some of the country-side in passing.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Delayed train "    
    Everything about the train ride was great except that the train was delayed which meant i missed my connecting train. My short journey then turned into a long day as the next train was delayed and I had to have multiple changes.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Journey to London"    
    The train was crowded but the service was good and friendly. I appreciated having free snacks and drinks throughout the journey. The train could have been a little cleaner but was OK. The train was on time arriving into London which I appreciated as I was being met.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Scottish holiday"    
    Very clean and comfortable train. It was a pleasant surprise to find that in first class I could have free snacks and drinks throughout the journey. I enjoyed the scenery in particular and the large, clean windows made that even better. The cleanness and fresh paint, and individual colour schemes of the stations en route were also a delight. Arriving on time was important as I had a connecting train.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Carnaerfon Trip"    
    I recently traveled from London to Bagor on the Virgin train and found the experience easy and comfortable. I would definitely use this mode of transport again (and will). By the way, the first class journey was as equal to any air flight I have taken.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Advance booking recommended"    
    This is the second time we have used Rail Europe and as before it was a trouble free experience. I find train travel in UK inordinately expensive in comparison to air and by booking in advanced with Rail Europe our rates were significantly better than if we had booked on the day of travel at the stations. Very happy with the service and will use again.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Bletchley"    
    Fast and comfortable.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Efficient trip "    
    was very happy with the efficiency of the trip on Virgin Trains return from Glasgow to London. The trains were punctual and arrived on time.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good service"    
    We enjoyed the trip which was helped by the friendly staff. The food and the regular drinks service was good. Real value for money especially as we were able to use their first class lounge before departure. Thank you    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable journey"    
    Overall I thought the experience was good. I was surprised that no free wifi was offered    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Travel through Scotland"    
    Train left on time and arrived on time. Seats were comfortable and the scenery spectacular. Great relaxed way to travel. We had pre-booked seat numbers but apparently they were not booked so we could sit wherever we wanted.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Relaxing way to go ..."    
    Train was comfortable, and provided a great way to see the countryside. Only downside is the seat configuration. Not all seats go forward, so be prepared to go backwards for 4 hours.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Brilliant train service"    
    An excellent service.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Edinburgh Trip"    
    Excellent trip,staff on train especially Joanne were great,food and comfort fantastic cheers    Value for money  Convenience
  • "fantastic"    
    Thank you for the great trip and the staff were more than helpful the train was very clean and relaxing thanks again will do it again a high light of my holidays. THANKS    Value for money  Convenience
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