Rail Travel and Train Tickets
Top Saving Tips:
Singles can be cheaper - Buying two singles is often cheaper than buying one return ticket.
Book in advance - Advance tickets can be booked some six months or so ahead.
Be flexible - Avoid travelling at peak times
- Peak Fares normally apply from 06:30 to 09:30 and 16:00 to 19:00, Monday to Friday
- Off Peak Fares normally apply at all other times and during public holidays
trainline is the leading online provider of rail tickets for travel in the UK by value of tickets sold, with a mission to help rail passengers save money, time and hassle.
Customers booking in advance with trainline can save an average of 43% on Advance fares versus booking on the day of travel (limited availability and routes).
Since it was established in 1997, trainline has developed a robust and scalable platform with a strong focus on customer-driven innovation.
The Company's consumer website and mobile apps received on average over 20.8 million visits per month in 2014, and the mobile apps, with 7.4 million downloads to date, are ranked number one in both the "travel" and "transportation" categories on iOS and Android.
In addition to its consumer offering, the Group also provides rail booking solutions for large corporate entities, SMEs and Travel Management Companies, and supports the online sales platforms of a number of train operating companies.
trainline provide tickets from all train companies to all national destinations.
A great feature is the Self Service Ticket Machines which are located at most Mainline Railway Stations or selected site locations.
Tickets are ready to pick up just 2 hours after booking online, all you need is the credit / debit card used to make the booking and the Ticket Collection Reference given to you when the booking was made
Visitor Oyster Card
Visitor Oyster Cards for Traveling around London
Oyster Cards are plastic smartcards with pay as you go credit which you use when you travel around London.
It is the cheapest way to pay for single journeys on Bus, Tube, Tram, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.
Oyster Cards can be reused and never expire, if you run out of credit, simply top up at Tube Stations, Oyster Ticket Stops and Travel Information Centres
You can also use the Oyster Card to get discounted fares on some
(Transport for London) River Services and the
Emirates Air Line
(Cable Car between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks)
Gatwick Express is the fastest way to travel between Central London (Victoria Rail and Coach Station) and Gatwick Airport.
Services depart every 15 minutes and take just 30 minutes non-stop.
The dedicated service is the fastest way to travel between Heathrow Airport and Central London (Paddington Rail Station).
Services depart every 15 minutes and take just 15 minutes non-stop.
The dedicated service is the fastest way to travel between Stansted Airport and Central London (Liverpool Street Rail Station).
Services depart every 15 minutes and have an average journey time of 46 minutes.
East Midlands Trains
East Midlands Trains run train services to London St Pancras International from stations along the M1 corridor,
Wellingborough, Kettering, Leicester, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Derby, Lincoln, Nottingham, Chesterfield and Sheffield
Southern Railway is one of the most popular train services in the United Kingdom,
providing train services for commuters, airport users, business travellers and leisure travellers in South London,
between Central London and the South Coast, through East and West Sussex, Surrey and parts of Kent and Hampshire
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Virgin Trains run Inter-City Services from London Euston terminating at Holyhead, Liverpool, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Glasgow and Edinburgh
with stops at major destinations en-route