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UK Trains network
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.
Booking & Ticket deliveryBooking :
- 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.
Ticket delivery 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.
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|WiFi Internet Enjoy the freedom to read your emails, surf and listen to online music thanks to the wireless internet on board certain trains. small>||√||√|
|Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat. small>||√||√|
Reviews & ratings
Overall rating (448)
Overall appreciationExcellent 34% Very good 37% Average 21% Poor 2% Terrible 5%
Booking with raileurope easy and convenient. Booked all our tickets in Australia before we left home. Travelling by train to Manchester quicker than driving. Value for money Convenience
"York to London Trip"Jacqui h. 26/01/2014
Lovely trip, very comfortable enjoyed first class. Would have been nice to be offered a greater variety of drinks. Other than that we would do it again. Value for money Convenience
"Train trip"Bronwyn h. 22/11/2013
Even though the train was fast we thoroughly enjoyed the scenery along the way. The train was clean and comfortable, thank you Value for money Convenience
"Retrieve ticket problem"Xin c. 04/11/2013
We experienced a great difficulty in retrieving our tickets. The number/code we were provided didn't work. The station staff told us that some other people experienced the same problem, and we shouldn't use the website we used. It took us several calls to reach the Help line and got the correct code. Fortunately we arrived at the station earlier enough to sort things out. Please make sure this does not happen in future. Otherwise everything is OK . Value for money Convenience
"Review"William b. 03/11/2013
We really enjoyed the trip. The service was excellent, the seats in first class very comfortable and the train was on-time. Value for money Convenience
"Happy Traveller"Vernon m. 21/10/2013
We found the trip excellent. Train on time, as booked in Australia, a reasonable cost. Do prefer to be seated in direction travelling but not a real concern. Value for money Convenience
"Train travel"Robert s. 20/10/2013
My first experience of travelling and booking on line.I found the ticket I purchased could have been better explained with long walks from generally the last carriage,I am not a good walker,to the exit?With luggage a not so easy task.I found when I did travel first class the overall difference was well worth the extra cost,the congestion of seats and people in second class and luggage explained the difference was well worth it. Bob Steer Value for money
"disabled travelers"Leonie p. 13/10/2013
My wife, who had an accident during our holiday, was on crutches and received assistance above and beyond what was expected , especoally in Edinburgh. Well done to your customer assistance team. A.Pettman. Value for money Convenience
"Pleased we went this way!"Ann w. 12/10/2013
Booking on line was simple. Getting the ticket a bit more difficult as reference number was not clear, staff at Newcastle Upon Tyne very helpful with sorting out this problem. First class waiting area was calm with decent coffee. Newcastle staff helpful with putting our large suitcases on train. Train comfortable, and great chance to see lots of English countryside. Food choices on train limited and when received 'rather tired'. No spare clean cups available! No helpful staff at KingsCross. All in all a good way to travel, and it meant there was no need to fly via Heathrow Terminal 5, as we had on our inward journey. Value for money Convenience
"Ticket office was great"Robert h. 08/10/2013
Stansted Mountfitchet on 28 September Young girl ,name beginning with S, was fantastic when my tickets would not print. She was accommodating and helpful Convenience
"Quick and easy"Geoffrey t. 07/10/2013
Comfortable and on time. Enjoyed the trip. Value for money Convenience
"Lovely trip"Virginia b. 27/09/2013
Got a special deal on 1st class tickets and it was very worthwhile! 1st class has access to the first class waiting room at Paddington station with hot and cold drinks plus food all complimentary. Add to that a choice of complimentary papers etc plus the news on tv, comfy lounge chairs and access to power points, photocopier etc and you basically have everything you could wish for. Plus very clean bathrooms :) Train itself was very comfortable, complimentary drinks and snacks and a great way to see the countryside. Switching to a local train at Swansea was very easy. A great way to travel and highly recommended. Value for money Convenience
"Train travel rocks"Jody l. 19/09/2013
Really happy with the service. Great customer service at information desks. User friendly and comfortable journey. The train travel I experienced on my European adventure will remain to be a highlight of my trip. Value for money Convenience
"comfort, ease of travel and ti"Jane c. 19/09/2013
We had a hassle-free,comfortable and pleasant journey on the Eurostar. I would recommend booking through this website. Value for money Convenience
"Convenient "Kay a. 15/09/2013
Train ran about 20 mins late which wasn't really a problem not enough room for luggage Value for money Convenience