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UK Trains network
Great Britain is full of contrasts, whichever direction you travel you will find a wide variety of landscapes…
Hop on and discover the countryside by train in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. From cosmopolitan and vibrant cities to historic places and their richness in heritage, train will bring you everywhere.
Popular journeys and travel durations
Along 15,795 kilometres of tracks, 23 Train Operating Companies work together for providing the most complete rail network. Long distance traffic, Regional and National lines, everything is made to ease each kind of rail travel.
With its 14 terminals from which the main lines connect to the other parts of Great Britain, London is the hub of the UK rail network. The large choice of schedules will be the opportunity to tailor-make your journey and easily plan day trips to visit Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton or Windsor in one day from London.
From East to West or North to South, and although a few of them are High Speed trains, UK rail network trains run all year long and offer quick connections across the regions. Here are some examples of routes and best travel times:
|London Paddington - Oxford||0h53|
|London Waterloo - Portsmouth||1h35|
|London St Pancras - Dover Priory||1h09|
|Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street||2h|
|Glasgow - Edinburg||0h58|
Get your tickets here! As a privileged partner, Rail Europe offer the cheapest prices and a choice of tickets which suit all your needs. You can choose among 3 types of tickets:
- “advance tickets”: Book in advance and benefit from the best available price with 15% to 60% off!
- “anytime tickets”: Buy anytime to travel on any train, on any day at any time and choose flexibility!
- “Off-peak”: Book anytime, travel off-peak on a chosen date and avoid overcrowded trains
Booking & Ticket deliveryBooking :
- UK Trains tickets are open for booking 90 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 :
- Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
- Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.
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Most of the stations are equipped of Self-ticket machines where you will be able to collect quickly the ticket you bought on this website.
First Class is dedicated to business travellers as well as leisure passengers who want to be pampered. First Class tickets provide access to First Class lounges in the main stations.
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|Snacks and beverages Whenever you feel peckish, you can buy something on board to eat or drink. small>||√||√|
|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>||√||√|
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Overall rating (448)
Overall appreciationExcellent 34% Very good 37% Average 21% Poor 2% Terrible 5%
"Save time and no distress" Russell j.
After driving from Manchester to London 2 days earlier and taking nearly 6 hours , with major traffic problems, what a relief to be able to get to Manchester from London in just over 2 hours, no stress, no worries. We had booked tickets for a football game at Etihad Stadium and had a lovely relaxing day, why, because we caught the train. I wish we had a train service in Australia this good. Value for money Convenience
"Great trip to see friends"Russell j. 05/05/2013
The train raide was comfortable, convenient on ran right on time. Great was to travel stress free. My seven year old daughter loved the train ride and did lots of activities to pass the time.
"UK TRAIN"Michael h. 03/05/2013
We found the trip that we took was comfortable, on time and plenty of space for our luggage. The beverage cart was consistent too. Thank You Value for money Convenience
"London to Bristol/Yatton"Peter w. 02/04/2013
Ticket collection in UK straight forward from machine though had to try twice as machine link to server was down. Train ontime and comfortable. Seat reservation was on seat. Nearest toilet on train was out of order but otherwise what you expect of a train journey! Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Trip to Manchester"Asaf s. 17/03/2013
it was very good but probebly becuse of the football game the train was overbook Comfort Value for money Convenience
"reasonable price"Ryoichi n. 08/01/2013
I checked other ticketing websites, but you made me save much money. And when I was in small ticketing trouble in London because I brought a new card whose expire date has been renewed, one lady telephone operator was very kind to respond quickly and explain me how to get tickets actually. Thanks to her, I was able to got all of tickets smoothly. Comfort Value for money Convenience