British Rail

Seating Options

When you travel on British trains, you’ll find a choice of seating configurations in the cabins, one of which will be just perfect for you. Groups of 2 or 4 can find seats side-by-side and/or facing each other with a table that will open between them for meals, snacks or gameplay. There are also disabled traveler facilities to make sure everyone feels welcome. There are luggage racks above the seats and in between the coaches, and you’ll usually find the toilets at the end of most cars. Everything to make you most at home, away from home.

Club 4 Seat

Four seats facing each other across a table.

Duo Seats

Aisle and window seats next to each other with pull-down tables.

Meals & Concessions

Most long-distance trains include a restaurant or buffet car (and some include bar cars) with easy to purchase snacks and goodies. They’re stocked to satisfy even the most finicky child or adult. Most trains also have an on-board trolley cart service that makes regular rounds with munchies for purchase. All so you’ll be able to arrive ready to satisfy your appetite for some serious sightseeing.

On Board Services

With so many British train lines going to so many places, you should always confirm the on-board services of your specific train. You will find trolley snack carts on most trains, as well as special facilities for disabled and wheelchair travelers. Bike transport (for a fee) and free WiFi Internet access are available on some trains.

Services at the station

There are a lot of train stations in the British rail system, with many different services. But one thing you’ll find in most all of them is an e-ticket machine for fast printing of your ticket.