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

Reservations in spain for summer. when will they be ready to book? Hi!How far in advance can I book seat reservations for travel in Spain? I have our rail passes, and we are traveling at the beginning of July....Thank you!Karen

karen winter | 2019/04/21 complete | 2 Comments
Help! need reimbursement for two unused tickets due to strike last wednesday, 4/17/2019 We had pre=purchased train tickets through Renfe/Rail Europe North America online for two tickets from Seville to Madrid for Wednesday, 4.17.2019 (last Wednesday). That morning, there was a strike. Our train was simply cancelled. We had to (...)

Gina DiMedio Marrazza | 2019/04/22 complete | 1 Comments
Manual confirmation with train operator Hi, The following message appeared in my shopping cart: The fare you have selected may require manual confirmation with the train operator...... Why is that? How soon will I know if the tickets are (...)

Thomas Yang | 2019/04/20 complete | 1 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 | 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. Can I board the train if I forgot my rail pass but have my seat reservation?

  • Q. What information do I need to provide in a booking to purchase with Rail Europe?

  • Q. I have a business idea or partnership opportunity for you. Whom should I get in touch with?

  • Q. Will the train cars be air conditioned/heated?

  • Q. Where do I find my booking number?

  • Q. How are sleeping compartments kept secure?

  • Q. What types of sleeping compartments or accommodations are available on overnight trains?

  • Q. How do I request an exchange through the Rail Protection Plan™?

  • Q. How can I track my shipment?

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

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