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Several companies and types of trains run on the British rail network. In the UK, the best known are Avanti, CrossCountry and LNER trains. Other trains connect with neighbouring countries, for example: Eurostar.

Liligo allows you to compare available tickets according to your search criteria, in order to find the best schedules and prices.

SNCF SNCF

SNCF

Ouigo Ouigo

Ouigo

Eurostar Eurostar

Eurostar

Deutsche Bahn Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn

Thalys Thalys

Thalys

TER TER

TER

NTV NTV

NTV

Renfe Renfe

Renfe

SNCB SNCB

SNCB

ICE ICE

ICE

Travelling by train in the UK

Travelling by train is a green, scenic and relaxing way to discover Britain. The rail network here covers whole swathes of Britain, with more than 2,000 stations serving England, Scotland and Wales. It’s an easy and efficient was to travel, with different train companies serving different parts. You can plan your journey using websites like Trainline and before you know it you could be in Brighton or Scotland or almost anywhere else. Journey lengths aren’t too onerous either - hop on a train in London you can be in Scotland within four hours.

Travelling by train in Europe

Did you know that many international trains run between the UK and its neighbouring countries? Discover France with Eurostar, the Netherlands and Belgium with Thalys and Germany with Deutsche Bahn trains. TGV Lyria trains will take you to Switzerland, Thello trains to Italy, and Renfe trains will allow you to reach Spain.

3 Reasons to choose the train

Boarding is faster
It is not necessary to arrive several hours in advance to travel by train, you only have to make sure to board a few minutes before the departure of the train.

You can use your travel time
Once settled on the train, you can take advantage of all the travel time to work, read or relax.

Less baggage constraints
There are no weight or volume restrictions for baggage on most British trains except for bicycles which should be pre-booked. The only requirement to follow is to properly label your baggage.

Save time and limit your carbon footprint

When it comes to changing continents, we are fortunate to be able to rely on the plane to reduce our travel time and travel in just a few hours. On the other hand, on short trips, the aeroplane is not always the fastest solution. If you take into account transfers to the airport, check-in of baggage and passengers, security, boarding times and similar steps on arrival... Ultimately, the total duration of the journey becomes comparable to that of the train, which emits 80 times less CO2 than an aeroplane*. By choosing the train for your short trips, you save time and make a more environmentally friendly choice.

5 national journeys easily accessible in less than 3 hours by train

Route

London - Manchester

 

Plane

Duration

04h05

CO2e (kg)

45

Train

Duration

03h00

CO2e (kg)

0.73

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

00h55

CO2e saved (kg)

44.27

London - Liverpool

 

Plane

Duration

04h05

CO2e (kg)

45

Train

Duration

03h00

CO2e (kg)

0.78

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

00h55

CO2e saved (kg)

44.22

London - Nothingham

 

Plane

Duration

03h45

CO2e (kg)

50

Train

Duration

03h00

CO2e (kg)

0.57

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

00h45

CO2e saved (kg)

49.43

London - Preston

 

Plane

Duration

04h00

CO2e (kg)

51

Train

Duration

03h30

CO2e (kg)

0.86

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

00h30

CO2e saved (kg)

50.14

5 national journeys easily accessible in less than 4.5 hours by train

Route

London - Edinburgh

 

Plane

Duration

04h20

CO2e (kg)

63

Train

Duration

04h30

CO2e (kg)

1.4

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

10 min. longer

CO2e saved (kg)

61.6

London - Newcastle

 

Plane

Duration

04h10

CO2e (kg)

52

Train

Duration

04h00

CO2e (kg)

0.96

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

10 min. longer

CO2e saved (kg)

51.04

London - Exeter

 

Plane

Duration

04h00

CO2e (kg)

45

Train

Duration

04h30

CO2e (kg)

0.45

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

30 min. longer

CO2e saved (kg)

44.55

Other national routes easily accessible by train

Route

London - Glasglow

 

Plane

Duration

04h20

CO2e (kg)

77

Train

Duration

07h00

CO2e (kg)

0.82

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

02h40 longer

CO2e saved (kg)

76.18

London - Newquay

 

Plane

Duration

04h10

CO2e (kg)

74

Train

Duration

10h00

CO2e (kg)

0.56

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

05h50 longer

CO2e saved (kg)

73.44

Newcastle - Aberdeen

 

Plane

Duration

03h55

CO2e (kg)

105

Train

Duration

04h45

CO2e (kg)

0.49

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

01h10 longer

CO2e saved (kg)

107.51

5 European journeys easily accessible by train

Route

London - Paris (FR)

 

Plane

Duration

04h20

CO2e (kg)

48

Train

Duration

02h50

CO2e (kg)

1.15

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

02h30

CO2e saved (kg)

46.85

London - Amsterdam (NL)

 

Plane

Duration

04h20

CO2e (kg)

56

Train

Duration

04h40

CO2e (kg)

1.35

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

20 min. longer

CO2e saved (kg)

54.65

London - Brussels (BE)

 

Plane

Duration

04h10

CO2e (kg)

54

Train

Duration

03h45

CO2e (kg)

0.94

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

25 min. longer

CO2e saved (kg)

53.06

London - Rennes (FR)

 

Plane

Duration

04h30

CO2e (kg)

66

Train

Duration

06h30

CO2e (kg)

0.92

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

02h30 longer

CO2e saved (kg)

65.08

London - Düsseldorf (DE)

 

Plane

Duration

04h30

CO2e (kg)

66

Train

Duration

09h00

CO2e (kg)

1.35

Advantages of taking a train

Time saved

05h30 longer

CO2e saved (kg)

64.65

How to find cheap train tickets?

1

Book in advance

The most farsighted travellers often get the best prices! LNER tickets are usually put on sale 4 months in advance and CrossCountry tickets 6 months in advance. For the most requested periods, such as summer holidays or Christmas holidays, National Rail sells the tickets on a specific date stated on its website. Tickets from other train companies serving Europe are on sale between 3 and 6 months in advance.

2

Use a comparison tool

A comparison tool like Liligo allows you to centralise your search on a single platform. You will find the prices of the different trains available according to your criteria. If your dates or times are flexible, play with these criteria to discover the best prices.

3

Save 1/3 on train fares with a Railcard

If you are a frequent traveler, Railcards are very quickly profitable, sometimes even in a single trip, because they give you access to rates far lower than the standard rates.

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Good to know

How to find a cheap train ticket at the last minute?

Start a search on Liligo to see the offers still available for a departure on the same day. If there are still seats, rail companies may offer cheaper tickets at the last minute.

How to book train tickets online?

By searching on Liligo, you can access the train ticket offers available according to your criteria. After clicking on the offer of your choice, you are redirected to the partner site to make your reservation. For example, the oui.sncf site for French trains. The booking is made on our partner’s website: follow the steps indicated, add options if you wish, and then finalise your booking by making a secure payment online. Payments by credit card or Paypal are the most common. You will receive confirmation of your purchase and train tickets by email.

How to enjoy promos and discounts on train tickets?

Train companies offer many discounts through their loyalty cards and subscriptions. Check out the website of the train company you are interested in to find out about all loyalty programmes.

How to get reimbursed for a train ticket?

In case of problems or cancellation of your train ticket, consult the refund conditions related to your ticket on the site on which you purchased it. Use your booking reference and the name associated with the reservation, then find your reservation on this same site. In the majority of cases, the refund request can be submitted directly online.

How will I be compensated in the event of a train delay?

If your train is late, compensation is provided depending on the type of train and the number of hours of delay experienced. Go to the customer area or the dedicated form on the site on which you made the reservation to check if you are eligible and make a compensation claim.

How to exchange a train ticket?

If you want to exchange your train ticket, check the conditions related to your ticket on the site where you purchased your ticket. Use your booking reference and the name associated with the reservation, then find your reservation on this same site. You will be able to go through the process online by following the instructions on the site.

How to cancel a train ticket?

If you wish to cancel your train ticket, have your booking reference and the name associated with the reservation available and find your reservation on the site on which you made the reservation. You will be able to go through the process online by following the instructions on the site.

What baggage is allowed on trains?

You can usually bring up to 3 pieces of bagages onboard, however, each train company has its own baggage policy. The authorised dimensions are indicated at the time of booking. If needed, you can pay an option to add extra baggage. Don't forget to label your baggage!

Can pets travel by train?

Pets are accepted on most trains. Visit the train company’s website to check transportation conditions depending on the size of your pet. You will need to book a ticket for your pet at the same time as booking your ticket (except guide dogs). On board the Eurostar, only guide dogs accompanying a visually impaired person are allowed.

Are bicycles allowed on trains?

You can transport your bike free of charge on most trains. However, space is limited and booking your spot in advance is highly recommended. Please note that conditions may vary on other types of trains (Lyria, Eurostar, Renfe, etc.), check the train company website.