UK Trains

UK Trains

145 Reviews

UK trains link all Britain from London to Oxford, Glasgow to Edinburg and Cardiff to Birmingham etc.

  • 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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Overview

UK Trains

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.



Customer feedback 2nd class adequate
« The seat was a little crammed when someone was sitting next to me but as the ride continued the train thinned out and I could spread out and relax more. You get what you pay for and 2nd class was okay for 3 hours. Good price. »


Practical information


Print @ Station

Go to a self-service ticket machine and enter your reference to retrieve your ticket. Skip shipping fees.

Printing guide

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.

A class apart

Classes of service

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
    Convenience
    2nd class adequate  |
    "The seat was a little crammed when someone was sitting next to me but as the ride continued the train thinned out and I could spread out and relax more. You get what you pay for and 2nd class was okay for 3 hours. Good price. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Enjoyable trip to Edinburgh |
    "Great train and great service. I definitely use Virgin trains again...well done team. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Great train to Edinburgh |
    "The Virgin train trip from London Kings X to Edinburgh was smooth and comfortable. In first class, seats were good, as was the food service, offering both a late breakfast and lunch. This is a hassle free commute between major cities, giving us time to catch up on our reading, emails or snoozes. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Comfortable |
    "We paid for first class and did not get the seating and treatment as indicated on the paperwork that came with the tickets. No Wi fi and the power points were not USB, in future it would be appropriate to have USB instead of power points. Apart from this, it was a comfortable trip. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Kings Cross - Edinburgh |
    "Happy with the service I received. Train was on time. "

  • Easy peasy |
    "Great trip...all efficient...but did have a bit of a hold up as we had to print our tickets at the station rather than receiving them any other way..and this process wasn't terribly obvious. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Great trip-but packed train |
    "We had pre booked two seats from London to Edinburgh, all good and seats comfy, enough room so all good. Trip still great until a train was delayed (or broken down) at York so our fairly full train had to take on extra people. We stood to give two old people (in their 80's) our seats, a large number of other people had to stand as well. At one stage we were asked (the standing people) to move (squash) into the next carriage so the food and beverage trolley could move to the next carriage (or the train would have to stop we were told). So while it was a good trip we had to stand for over an hour which was tedious. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Cheltenham Spa to Paddington |
    "Great Western Line: Train had reserved seating and kept to timetable. For overseas visitors it is a great pity that bookings for British trains cannot be made earlier than 60 days before travel. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Smooth and Expensive |
    "The booked travel worked seamlessly. Collecting the tickets was easy. reserved seats a necessity due to full train. UK train travel is expensive by Aust standards, but we saved by booking early. "

  • Value for money
    Happy Traveller |
    "I had my first train trip in the UK booked with you, I found that it was coordinated well good value and comfortable, I had 3 more trips booked and they went as well as the first. "

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