Book your journey in United Kingdom

Popular routes
London Sandwich
01:31
Rs3,853
London Salisbury
01:22
Rs4,312
Hull Gb London
-14:-48
Rs2,385
London Crewe
01:30
Rs2,202
Seaford London
01:29
Rs1,009
Bournemouth London
01:48
Rs1,284
London Manchester
02:07
Rs1,468
London Sheffield
02:00
Rs2,110
Glasgow London
-11:-11
Rs2,477
London Cardiff
02:01
Rs2,110
Hastings London
01:29
Rs1,009
Preston London
-10:-59
Rs2,385
Truro London
-9:-13
Rs5,138
London Stratford Upon A
01:59
Rs734
Swansea London
03:11
Rs3,945
London Liverpool
02:14
Rs1,468
London Norwich
01:42
Rs1,009
York London
-12:-32
Rs1,743
London Chester
01:58
Rs2,202
Southampton London
01:15
Rs4,220
London Canterbury West
00:52
Rs3,303
Newcastle London
-15:-43
Rs3,303
London Nottingham
01:34
Rs1,193
Doncaster London
01:29
Rs2,844
London Edinburgh
-14:-38
Rs4,587
Oxenholme London
-10:-24
Rs2,844
Oxford London
00:56
Rs734
Portsmouth London
01:36
Rs642
Brighton London
00:51
Rs642
Birmingham London
01:21
Rs734
London Cambridge
00:46
Rs734
London Peterborough
00:45
Rs1,376
Harwich London
01:15
Rs1,284
Lancaster London
-13:-28
Rs1,743
London Carlisle
03:15
Rs4,037
Bristol London
01:23
Rs1,743
Overview

Four nations as one, the United Kingdom is a land with strong local identities and long histories from Roman settlements to northern industrial heartlands.

The National Rail is the generic term used by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) to denote the passenger services in United Kingdom. Train tickets for trains operating in the UK can be booked in advance. International trains connect the UK with neighbouring countries such as France and Belgium. Book tickets to visit main cities of the United Kingdom by train. Cities including London, Oxford and Bath are all served by trains.

Cityscape

Edinburgh, London, Cardiff – of course they’re worth a visit but get off the beaten track. Try Sheffield for its close-knit city mood, excellent shopping and rich history; Bath for the culture and architecture; Newport for the Ryder Cup and fascinating buildings and Dundee for its lively, cosmopolitan centre.

Landscape

The United Kingdom can be anything you want it to be, for sandy beaches take a First Great Western train to Cornwall and Devon. For treks amongst greenery try the East Coast Rail service to the Scottish Highlands or in England the Northern Rail service to the Peak District. And if it’s a landscape of shops you’re after the multitude of cities, all served by trains, are sure to satisfy.

Take Home

The cities and the seaside are full of trinket souvenirs to please those left behind. Welsh Cashmere jumpers and Scottish kilts are also a great way to remember your trip.

Food & Drink

Fish and chips in a seaside town are a must, as is a Sunday roast in a traditional English pub. In Scotland make sure you try the haggis and in Wales visit the many gastronomic delights both in the much-hyped restaurants of the cities and in the tucked away cafes of the small villages. And with thousands of pubs throughout the UK, your whistle will never be dry.

New Perspective

Take a First ScotRail train to Wick near John O’Groats. It’s the furthest point in the UK and the starting/finishing point for those (peculiar folk!) wishing to walk the breadth of the country.


Rail Pass benefits in United Kingdom

Ferries
Irish Ferries
Offer: If you’re planning on travelling between Great Britain and France by boat, you benefit from a 30% discount with Irish Ferries on the following routes:

  • Dublin Ferryport-Holyhead
  • Pembroke-Rosslare
    Info: To make a reservation go to www.irishferries.com. For help or assistance, please use the following telephone numbers: Ireland +353 (0)818 300 400, France +33 (0)233 234 444 or +33 (0)170 720 326 (in French).
    Please note: Reservation is strongly recommended.

Stena Line
Offer: Travel by boat between Great Britain and France, Ireland or the Netherlands for less with discounted passage on Stena Line. Pass holders benefit up to 30% discount on foot passenger fares on the following routes:

  • Liverpool-Belfast
  • Cairnryan-Belfast
  • Holyhead-Dublin Port
  • Fishguard-Rosslare
  • Harwich-Hoek van Holland
    Info: Discounted tickets can be booked by phone or purchased at the port on presentation of the Rail Pass. Phone UK +44 (0)8445 762 762, Ireland: +353 (0)1907 5388. For more information go to www.stenaline.com. Offer code EURAIL.

Accommodation
MEININGER Hotels
Offer: Enjoy a 10% discount at the MEININGER Hotel in London when you book online at www.meininger-hotels.com.
Info: If you have any questions or need help, contact: welcome@meininger-hotels.com or +49 (0)30 6663 6100.
Please note: This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion or discount.


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Reviews & ratings

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    Great trip |
    "The train was very clean compared to here in Canada! The only improvement I can suggest is the ticket needs to be more clear about the train number and seat other than that everything went very smooth! "

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    "Timing and convenience was good and rail stations central "

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    Train from London to Paris |
    "Taking the train from London to Paris is convenient because the station is close to the city and you only need to arrive at the station at least 30 mins before departure time. My only concern is buying online does not allow you to choose your seat. "

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    "We found the ticket very confusing. Many people to D us that we would have to get off in Paris and change trains to go to Lyon a( even the customs man told us we could not possibly go on a direct train to Lyon from London. This made us very uneasy as we wondered if our ticket was correct. Obviously Rail Europe have not advertised this fact enough. A commentary about the towns and sights we passed would have made the journey so much more interesting. "

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    "everything was perfect "

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    Seamless |
    "The trip was seamless and the booking process on Rail Europe was as well. Overall very satisfied. "

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    Tourist Unfriendly GDN |
    "My journey on Eurostar was marred by the lack of sign posting and lack of clarity of signs that do exist, at GDN railway station. Paris tourism would benefit from customers being able to easily find their way at St Lazare and GDN stations. "

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    Easy Train Travel |
    "All went pretty much without a hitch when we travelled from Paris to London this month. The queueing for immigration and security was non-eventful and reasonably quick. We were able to fit all out luggage (and we had a lot) with us in the same carriage and we enjoyed talking to our fellow passengers. It was a first time for my husband and daughter and they were interested to hear about the facts and figures about the tunnel - it might be cool if this information was made available in a leaflet or cleverly integrated into the train's decor. Just a thought. "

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    "would definitely travel this way again. "

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    "This was our first trip by train to London, the ride was very comfortable and reliable. It was very convenient and we enjoyed the ride. We will definitely use this mode of transport for future travels. "

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