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Everything you need to know about travelling by train
Travelling by train can be a cheap, easy and stress free way to travel. Firstly, travelling by train can offer some amazing bargains, especially if you book in advance - check the cheapest option for your trip with liligo.com's search engine feature.
Secondly, you can often take more luggage with you on the train than you'd be able to on an airplane. Often you can take as much luggage as you can carry (within reason!). When you do encounter weight or size restrictions, these are often fairly generous – meaning you don't need to worry about those extra few kgs and can pack as much or as little as you need!
Need to travel a short distance, or a route which can't be done by flight alone? With a train, you can often travel straight to your destination – no need for pricey airport taxis.
Travelling by train can allow for more flexibility on your travel dates. When travelling by train, often you can just show up on the day and buy a ticket (although with international train routes, or to get the best price for your trip, it's recommended to book in advance).
You also have the chance to see the beautiful landscape through your train window – the views are often stunning and mean you get to see more of the country you're traveling through!
With liligo.com, you can search for the cheapest train tickets in real time. We list results from cheapest to most expensive which means you can compare train tickets and get the best deal for your trip. We don't add any fees and results are shown with taxes included, meaning there won't be any surprises when you go to the supplier's site to book your tickets!
Some of the main train operators include Eurostar and Virgin Trains. Eurostar runs international routes, for example from London to Paris, Brussels and Lyon. You can travel within the UK with Virgin Trains from destinations such as London, Manchester and Liverpool across the country. Both offer standard and first class seating.
If you want to find the best train fare for your trip, simply search for your journey on liligo.com and select "train" on the results page.
Book your train tickets early to grab the best deals – find the cheapest prices on liligo.com. Advance train tickets can be significantly cheaper and the earlier you make your booking the better the chances are that you'll be able to grab a bargain!
It can be cheaper to buy two single tickets rather than one round trip on the train, if you're clever and book in advance. Check the first class fares as well – these are sometimes cheaper, or only slightly more expensive, than standard class if booked well in advance!
When it comes to choosing your seats, pick wisely. The window seat allows for a better view of the landscape around you and it's also easier to take a photo if something catches your eye! The aisle seat on the other hand, means you'll have more space to stretch out and be more free to get up, stretch your legs and go to the bathroom.
Take snacks. Whilst many trains have on board food services, there are those which don’t. It's also often cheaper to be prepared and bring sustenance with you to eat on your journey – plus you can choose from a much wider variety of options!
Last but not least, search for your tickets through liligo.com to find the best deal for your journey!
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