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.

Hull Gb London 02:34 AU$ 55
Truro London 04:18 AU$ 87
Bicester London 00:46 AU$ 25
Preston London 02:11 AU$ 41
London Salisbury 01:22 AU$ 73
London Oxford 00:56 AU$ 12
Hastings London 01:30 AU$ 17
Newcastle London 02:36 AU$ 56
London Sandwich 01:31 AU$ 66
London Cardiff 02:01 AU$ 36
London Portsmouth 01:33 AU$ 20
Crewe London 01:36 AU$ 17
Glasgow London 04:30 AU$ 42
London Canterbury 00:52 AU$ 56
Bristol London 01:23 AU$ 30
Liverpool London 02:04 AU$ 25
London Sheffield 02:00 AU$ 36
Southampton London 01:15 AU$ 72
London Carlisle 03:15 AU$ 89
Swansea London 03:11 AU$ 67
London Oxenholme 02:34 AU$ 48
Harwich London 01:15 AU$ 62
London Leeds 02:12 AU$ 61
London Manchester 02:07 AU$ 25
London Chester 01:58 AU$ 37
York London 01:51 AU$ 30
London Peterborough 00:45 AU$ 23
London Lancaster 02:24 AU$ 30
Edinburgh London 04:29 AU$ 58
London Norwich 01:42 AU$ 25
London Cambridge 00:46 AU$ 12
Swindon London 00:55 AU$ 30
Bournemouth London 01:48 AU$ 22
Doncaster London 01:29 AU$ 59
Nottingham London 01:31 AU$ 33
Birmingham London 01:21 AU$ 12

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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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (145)

Value for money

Overall appreciation

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

    Being a first timer to the UK I found it easy to catch the train.Staff were also very helpful.Generally,enjoyed the experience.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "London to Edinburgh "    
    Booked tickets online, printed tickets at any station with good easy to use instructions received via email. A lot of details given via email. First class seating excellent value for money with comfortable seats, clean train and toilets and free Wifi. Food was small but of very good quality however staff unfriendly. Lack of assistance with luggage so be prepared to lug your bags yourself. Overall really good experience    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Enjoyable trip"    
    This was a great journey. I enjoyed using the first class lounge and the fact lunch on the train was included was an unexpected bonus.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great trip "    
    The trip was very comfortable and on e were officials around at St Pancras to confirm which was the correct train. I all a good experience . The booking system is excellent .    Value for money  Convenience
  • "London to Edinburgh in style!"    
    Travelled first class. The service was excellent and the journey was comfortable. I would definitely use Virgin Trains EC again! Anne    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good but not excellent"    
    We travelled by train in First Class from London to Edinburgh which was excellent-food, service, comfort    Value for money  Convenience
  • "First class all the way"    
    Travelled from London to Aberdeen and purchased a couple of first class seats. Being from overseas was not sure of the service offered. The seating size was excellent, and the food service was excellent. The time flew by.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Train to Edinburgh"    
    Great trip, lovely views along the way, friendly fellow-travellers, would do it again in a heartbeat    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Average"    
    Luggage racks not big enough    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Unhappy with seating"    
    We had booked and paid for our trip 2 months ahead. When boarding found our seats were taken. We had our ticket but was told there was a problem and no seating was allocated. All customers were confused and angry. It looked like we were going to have to sit separately however through the good nature of another passanger we sat together. This was very unsatisfactory as we had done what was asked of us and was confronted with angry passangers and no one to sort it out.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent Service"    
    Excellent Service  
  • "London-Edinburgh"    
    The trip and service very good in fact wished had made return journey by train. I was given excellent help to board the train being an older person.  
  • "Seating issue"    
    We were in 2 rear facing seats. I booked quite a bit in advance and appreciate families are given preference for table seating but more tables would have been good on such a long journey. Not so cramped.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "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.  
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