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UK Trains

UK Trains

GREAT Trains. GREAT experiences. GREAT Britain.

  • 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

While Britain may be known for its iconic double-decker buses, it’s British trains that are truly everywhere. Travel from London to quaint York in under two hours on the East Coast line. Or, trade your Edinburgh kilt for London’s swag just as effortlessly. Tuckered out from too many royal appearances ? How about making a London to Bath trek on British rail to indulge in England’s spa central ?



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

Services & amenities offered by trains in the UK
Second class First class
Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.
Snacks and beverages If you’re feeling hungry, treat yourself to something to eat or drink with snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Wi-Fi Stay connected with access to the internet. Check email, listen to music, or watch your favorite show with wireless internet on board.
Power sockets Keep your phone, laptop, or other devices charged while sitting in your seat.

Travel forum

From our travel community

How do i get from ipswich uk to calais, france I need to depart a marina in Ipswich, UK and meet a boat in Calais, France on the same day/evening. I'm not familiar with UK trains. A friend suggested the Eurostar, but does it only leave from London? (...)

Lois Sarver | 2019/06/09 | 0 Comments
Eurail global pass - 1st class vs. 2nd class I am looking to purchase a Eurail Global Pass and was trying to decide between 1st and 2nd class. We have a group of 8, four adults and four teenagers. When I look at booking each train, the only option I see is second class. What is the (...)

Robert Shearon | 2019/05/23 complete | 5 Comments
Why are there additional fees for every train connection i want to make even though i have a rail pass?? Hi Rail Europe, I am doing a cost comparison for a rail pass vs point to point ticketing. we are planning to hit France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland in our journey. I was under the understanding that the Eurail Global Pass covered ALL travel (...)

Tara Keith | 2019/04/17 complete | 10 Comments
Is the britrail pass valid on the heathrow express? Is the BritRail pass valid on the Heathrow Express (the 15 min train service that connects Heathrow Airport with Central London (Paddington)?

Carol Robinson | 2012/06/26 complete | 11 Comments
Coventry to london with britrail england pass, help! Staying in Coventry traveling to London 4 days of our trip. If we buy the BritRail England Pass, will we be able to get back and forth with no additional cost? I need to finalize the budget and nothing is explaining this very well. I have never (...)

Kelsey Lasswell | 2019/04/29 complete | 5 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

  • good |
    "It was alright and on time. I just wish there would have been a direct train to my destination. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Nice view |
    "This's my first time to take the train from London to Glasgow, and I did enjoy the scenery in the way. It's too beautiful to sleep.I "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Bristol to paddington direct |
    "This has historically been a painless journey and this one was no different. Continues to be a pretty punctual route, with just about enough seats to accommodate demand. Only concern would be if you were joining after Bristol, seat reservations weren't marked and it wasn't clear that the operator was honoring them at all. As the service starts in Bristol that was not an issue for me. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    My experince with Rail Europe |
    "I believe my rating on all three categories sums it all.I certainly will continue to look out for Rail Europe as my first rail traveling ooption whenever relevant. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    vocation  |
    "comlimentary WI FI could be provided for no fee , the train was on time clean and quiet although quite full both ways . "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    wonderful trip |
    "It was our first time to take rail in England. very enjoyable. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Very comfort. |
    "Seats were comfortable. Staff was kind. The meal and beverages were nice. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    London to Edinbrugh Express |
    "The trip was fast and comfortable. The workers on the train were polite and nice. The only issue was the fact that there were only a couple of times that the cart came and it was kinda expensive. Overall it was a quick ride and a pleasant one. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    great journey |
    "we are really enjoying traveling with Virgin train, the service is excellent but unfortunately on the way back to London we missed the train and we can not utilize the tickets for the next schedule and we have to buy new ones only for lower class with special rate - being helped by the ticketing officer "

  • Carlisle to Euston |
    "Good trip, train was on time and good value for money. Easy to book and print tickets at station. Used to Swiss trains that are more spacious than the British ones, but no complaints. "

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FAQs

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. Who should I contact to book travel for a group of 10 or more people ?

  • Q. I selected a train ticket, but when I placed my booking the price changed. Why ? Can the previously quoted price be honored ?

  • Q. Who should I contact with questions about my exchange or refund ?

  • Q. What should I do if the train is late ?

  • Q. Do I need to purchase a reservation and if I do, how do I book it ?

  • Q. Is the price for a reservation the same whether I purchase it from you or locally at the station ?

  • Q. Can I add a friend to my existing rail pass ?

  • Q. I need to cancel my trip to Europe. How do I request reimbursement through the Rail Protection Plan™ ?

  • Q. Do I need to show my passport to board the train ?

  • Q. Do restaurant cars cater to specific dietary needs like vegetarian, diabetic or kosher ?

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