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.

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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Overall rating (145)

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Overall appreciation

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  • "Trip to Bletchley Park"    
    The rail journey from London to Bletchley to visit Bletchley Park is the way to go. It is quick and comfortable and convenient. Ian Iredale    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great Service"    
    Excellent, service timing was perfect and buying tickets online was so easy and convienent  
  • "First Class service"    
    This journey was both comfortable and pleasurable, staff were friendly and polite. The journey was completed on time as well. A pleasurable experience.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Why train?"    
    Train, the best way to get around the UK    Value for money  Convenience
  • "First time traveller"    
    I find the cost of the ticket being more expensive the closer to the time of travel a bit expensive. I wanted to train it to see more of the country, flying would have been quicker and cheaper, but it was the experience I wanted.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Paddington to Kemble"    
    I recently took the train from Paddington to Kemble. The purpose of the trip was to visit Highgrove gardens. The train was punctual, very clean and the on board service was excellent.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Wrong train"    
    It was a very stressful journey. Firstly I couldn't hear where to get on for 1st class so had to walk through all carriages pushing suitcase as had no time to walk to carriage, told by guard to quickly jump on. 2nd a young train attendant helped push my bag to first class then told me I was on the wrong train it was terminating at Newcastle. I had allowed 40 mins to be at the station and then told wrong train,I was very distressed. Another attendant told me crew were changing and that it was the right train. A terrible 1st time experience on 1st class rail. I don't think enough time is available to board a train for seniors.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good service"    
    Everything went according to plan. No delays with good on board service.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Excellent"    
    Great train journey. It was clean, fast, and efficient way. However, 15mins of free internet for a 4 hour journey is a bit of a joke.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Signal Breakdown"    
    I was running late to catch this train because Paddington Station is confusing and I was struggling with my bags but instead of trying to help me, the staff scowled at me. I jumped onto the first available carriage and tried to recover but they scowled at me again and told me that I was in the wrong carriage. Then they made an announcement that the train will be running late due to a signal fault and apologized for the inconvenience.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Markinch to London"    
    Absolutely fantastic. Boys loved the internet speed and free food!  
  • "Great trip"    
    Staff at Cambridge were polite helpful and spoke clearly. The trains were clean, comfey and fast. Value for money as we were able to use the ticket all day. I was impressed that I could collect our tickets (at St Pancres arrived on EuroStar)the day before our trip hince I booked the tickets 2 months in AUSTRALIA. VERY HAPPY TRAVELLER¤    Value for money  Convenience
  • "A relaxing Journey"    
    Can be a bit 'nerve wracking knowing you have to catch that exact train . Cant believe it is so much more expensive to book on the day.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Quick and easy"    
    A very quick and easy mode of transport with assistance where required    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Melb/York/Blackpool return"    
    I travelled Heathrow to York and Blackpool to Heathrow. The trains were clean and on time. I enjoyed the whole experience. I especially enjoyed unexpectedly being upgraded to First Class on the way back to Heathrow. The staff were attentive and personable and it was comfortable. Far better than driving. Carolyn Worth    Value for money  Convenience
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