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

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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. Do I need to buy a reservation if I already have a rail pass ? How do I book one ?

  • Q. Are there luggage handling services at the station for groups ?

  • Q. Can I ensure that my traveling party will share a compartment on an overnight train ?

  • Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Trenitalia (Italy) train ?

  • Q. I placed a booking on your website but received a message saying my booking needs to be reviewed by a Travel Consultant. Why ?

  • Q. I want to refund my train ticket. How do I proceed ?

  • Q. I’ve bought a print at the station e ticket. What do I need to do before getting on the train ?

  • Q. Why are e tickets not available for certain trips ?

  • Q. Can I choose a specific seat on a train when making my reservation ?

  • Q. How early should I arrive at the train station ?

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