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$ 88
Hull Gb London 02:34 AU$ 55
London Edinburgh 04:31 AU$ 86
London Nottingham 01:34 AU$ 38
London Salisbury 01:22 AU$ 74
Norwich London 01:44 AU$ 17
Bicester London 00:46 AU$ 25
Preston London 02:11 AU$ 41
London Cardiff 02:01 AU$ 36
London Portsmouth 01:33 AU$ 20
London Oxford 00:56 AU$ 13
Hastings London 01:30 AU$ 17
Newcastle London 02:36 AU$ 56
London Sandwich 01:31 AU$ 66
Liverpool London 02:04 AU$ 25
London Sheffield 02:00 AU$ 36
Southampton London 01:15 AU$ 72
London Carlisle 03:15 AU$ 89
Crewe London 01:36 AU$ 17
Glasgow London 04:30 AU$ 42
London Canterbury 00:52 AU$ 56
Bristol London 01:23 AU$ 30
London Leeds 02:12 AU$ 61
London Manchester 02:07 AU$ 25
London Chester 01:58 AU$ 38
Lancaster London 02:31 AU$ 30
Swansea London 03:11 AU$ 67
London Oxenholme 02:34 AU$ 49
London Birmingham 01:22 AU$ 13
Harwich London 01:15 AU$ 63
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.


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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  • "Train ride to Bristol"    
    As a first time user of this service I was relieved to find the printing of the pre booked tickets and finding correct platform was easy. We found our reserved seats but were intrigued that you received two tickets per ride, one ticket shows you have paid    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Liverpool to Euston. "    
    The travel to London went well. Wifi makes the trip go quicker also. Great reception. seats compy and food was ok too.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "First class or standard"    
    Trip was good. Don't bother with first class it's just not worth it.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Travel London to York"    
    A short trip undertaken in comfort, and very convenient to accommodation at both boarding and arrival. Booking on line from Australia was also quick and easy, with follow-up dates providing confidence as to timing and confirmation is seat reservations.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "London to Edinburgh in style"    
    I thoroughly enjoyed 1st class travel on train and was a great way to see UK.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "First Class all the way "    
    Excellent service Its was 1st class so I'd expect nothing less Wi Fi was terrible  
  • "Don’t like sitting backwards"    
    Fast Clean Train, My only fault is that we traveled backwards. Out seat numbered reservation was facing the wrong way...    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Hot Box!"    
    My 3-person party travelled to Edinburgh from London and the air conditioning in our car did not function for the entirety of the trip - nearly five hours. Despite assurances from the crew that a technician would board the train to repair it, this did not occur and it was positively sweltering the entire time. The train was full and very busy, which gave us no option but to suffer! The staff were very kind and brought round complimentary bottles of water but it was just horrible.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Expensive "    
    we were very disappointed with our train trip from London to Edinburgh return. FORWARD JOURNEY: economy seats, have very little leg room, the aircon in our carriage did not work, it was very uncomfortable as it was a hot day. we were given a bottle of water as compensation!!! very noisy groups of people, no effort made to remind people to respect other people. RETURN JOURNEY: we were in same carriage, packed with people    Value for money  Convenience
    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
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