UK Trains

UK Trains
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Key features

  • 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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UK Trains

UK trains link all Britain from London to Oxford, Glasgow to Edinburg and Cardiff to Birmingham etc.

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, trains will take 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:

Popular journeys and travel durations
JourneyTravel time
London Paddington - Oxford0h53
London Waterloo - Portsmouth1h35
London St Pancras - Dover Priory1h09
Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street2h
Glasgow - Edinburg0h58

London Salisbury 01:22 € 47
Bicester London 00:46 € 16
Preston London 02:11 € 26
London Cardiff 02:01 € 23
London Portsmouth 01:33 € 13
London Oxford 00:56 € 8
Hastings London 01:30 € 11
Newcastle London 02:36 € 36
London Sandwich 01:31 € 42
Southampton London 01:15 € 46
London Carlisle 03:15 € 57
Glasgow London 04:30 € 27
London Canterbury 00:52 € 36
Harwich London 01:15 € 40
London Leeds 02:12 € 39
London Manchester 02:07 € 16
London Chester 01:58 € 24
Swansea London 03:11 € 43
London Oxenholme 02:34 € 31
Edinburgh London 04:29 € 37
London Norwich 01:42 € 16
Swindon London 00:55 € 19
Bournemouth London 01:48 € 14
York London 01:51 € 19
London Peterborough 00:45 € 15
London Lancaster 02:24 € 19
London Liverpool 02:14 € 16
Brighton London 00:51 € 7
London Bristol 01:20 € 19
Doncaster London 01:29 € 38
Nottingham London 01:31 € 21
Birmingham London 01:21 € 8
Sheffield London 02:00 € 27
Cambridge London 00:47 € 8
London Crewe 01:30 € 24
London Stratford Upon A 01:59 € 8

Booking and printing options

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.

Printing 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 :
  • Recommended for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket when offered by the train carrier. With the included reservation, you are guaranteed a seat to make your journey more enjoyable.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

Experience the service

Before you board

Most of the stations are equipped with self-service ticket machines where you will be able to collect your Print @ the station ticket. First class is ideal for business travellers as well as for passengers who want to be pampered. First class tickets provide access to first class lounges in the main stations.

Onboard

Classes and facilities offered by trains in the UK
First class Second class
Snacks and beverages Whenever you feel peckish, you can buy something on board to eat or drink.
WiFi Internet Enjoy the freedom to read your emails, surf and listen to online music thanks to the wireless internet on board certain trains.
Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat.



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Overall rating (145)

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Overall appreciation

Excellent 34% Very good 37% Average 21% Poor 2% Terrible 5%



  • "Great"    
    Everything was clear since Edinburgh to London. Pretty confortable. Nothing tô complain about it. I just thought it expensive.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Recent train travel"    
    My journey both to and from London would have been excellent however both journeys were rather marred by long delays near Alnmouth following some sort of electrical problem 2 hours going south and one and a half on the return 5 days later. However we were informed that we would be given a refund on any tickets by Virgin for these delays which considerably helped my feelings, however I did not have any connections as others did. Delays aside the service was very good and at least we were kept informed on the problem and given free wifi for the duration.    Value for money
  • "Trip to Manshester Picadally"    
    Had a fun experience onboard train to Manchester Picadally from London Euston. As we book the tickets online, its very convenience for collection as well as the staff is very helpful in assisting us for direction and question. The first class lounge is good but more can be done to upgrade it. Its the most memorable experience we had and look forward to use it on our nxt trip.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good but a little expensive"    
    Good    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Totally enjoyed my ride"    
    I went from London to Edinburgh and train is the most convenient way for this ride. Clean and comfortable seats having even plugs for mobile phone and computers. I enjoyed the whole ride and would recommend to everyone who wants to travel within UK.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Lovely station-nice journey"    
    We reached Euston well in time , only to realize that it was a good decision . Enjoyed our cuppa coffee and lunch in the nice sunny weather. The journey to Manchester was nice and comfortable and value for money. Getting my tickets printed at the station was a breeze....  
  • "We were happy"    
    Train was comfortable, on time and value for money. Thank you!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "family vacation"    
    the train service was very convenient for our traveling needs    Value for money  Convenience
  • "The Fastest way to travel "    
    We chose to travel by train after checking the alternatives.The 2 hour train journey is the fastest.As i bought the tickets on line in Israeli Shekels it also worked out cheaper.A very comfortable train which it kept clean by having the rubbish removed frequently.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "IMPRESSED BY RIGHT TIME"    
    that was good, convienience and excellent services, it was my first time travel by rail and next time i will prefer to rail service other than by plan. bye have a nice day. Patras  
  • "Travel to Edinburgh"    
    The train to Edinburgh was fast and comfortable. More variety of food in the food shop on sale will be good. As couldn't buy food before boarding and there was not much choices. The toilet was clean and fresh. The compartments were also clean. I really like it  
  • "London To Manchester"    
    A virgin ride on the train    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Smooth journey"    
    Smooth journey from Manchester to London. Train on time.  
  • "Nice trip"    
    The train was on time. There was enough space for our luggage. I just think the space between the seats could be bigger.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Take the Train"    
    It's clean, comfortable, and a smooth ride. The service on board is good. Watching the fields, and towns go by with ease. A pleasant experience. The train arrived on time.    Value for money  Convenience
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