Birthplace of the modern passenger railway, British passenger trains have been transporting travelers for over two centuries. Today, railroad companies in the UK United Kingdom and Ireland serve British travel destinations from Scotland to the English Channel... Wales to London... and across the Irish Sea.
This train travel guide includes passenger train service information for England train travel, Scotland and Wales train travel plus train travel in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It covers the 26 individual operating companies that comprise the UK's National Rail network... plus separate services in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Online passenger train service information for UK United Kingdom and Ireland includes travel links for England train tickets and timetables, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland train tickets and timetables plus train tickets and timetables for the Republic of Ireland
In addition to one-way train tickets and round-trip fares, British railroads offer several ways to save on train travel. Rail passes, student travel discounts and senior travel discounts are popular ways to save on train travel in Ireland and the UK.
Reaching fron Bristol to York via Birmingham New Street, Britain's Cross Country Main Line forms the backbone for this sweeping national service operated by Arriva. Auxiliary lines extend service to Wales and the South West; Manchester Picadilly, Reading and Stansted; and York and Scotland.
Midland Main Line service links London St. Pancras to Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield. Cross-Midlands express trains connect Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Peterborough and Norwich. Supplemental local routes serve the East Midlands and the Peak District.
High-speed trains race beneath the English Channel linking London St. Pancras, Ebbsfleet and Ashford with Calais, Lille, Brussels, Paris and Disneyland Paris as well as seasonal Alpine and Mediterranean destinations.
InterCity and commuter trains depart London Paddington for Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter and Plymouth as well as Gatwick Airport via Reading. Night Riviera Sleeper service operates between Paddington and Penzance.
Intermediate Airport Shuttle: Paddington/Underground - Heathrow Central and Terminal 4
Trains departing every 30 minutes from London Paddington serve Ealing Broadway (London Underground), West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow Central (Terminals 1, 2, 3 and transfer for Terminal 5) and Terminal 4.
Trains operating primarily on the West Coast Main Line from London Euston to the West Midlands include frequent service to Birmingham New Street with connections to Liverpool Lime Street. Additional local and commuter trains serve the Birmingham area.
Two lines, covering the Liverpool suburban area and greater Merseyside, serve 67 stations. A third line operated by Northern Rail, City Line, is seamlessly integrated into the network. Purchase tickets locally.
The UK's largest train operator extends across the North East, North West and York and the Humber linking Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Blackpool, York and intermediate points including four national parks.
West Coast Main Line services link London Euston with Birmingham New Street and the West Midlands; Liverpool, Manchester the North West. Separate services to Holyfield and Scotland depart London and Birmingham.