Plan a trip

With our quick and easy guide you can look up train times and find the cheapest way to travel.

Britain's rail system can sometimes be daunting for the newcomer, but below we have provided a bite-sized introduction to help you to travel with confidence. For a more in depth guide, you can get independent advice for free from The Man In Seat 61.

Woman buying a train ticket on the train
Train times and tickets
Look up train times and buy tickets for journeys within Britain and also for long distance trips from mainland Europe to the UK.
Railcards and passes
If you are planning to do a lot of train travel, you could save money with a railcard, Rover ticket or Britrail Pass.
Getting to and from the station
Plan your journey from door to door, whether you are coming to the station on foot, by bus, bike, car or straight from the airport.
Travel practicalities
Get more travel tips - including about taking luggage on the train, assisted travel, live departures information, children’s fares and bringing your dog.

All travel advice on Scenic Rail Britain is provided in good faith. Fares and rules are subject to change. Scenic Rail Britain cannot take responsibility for any errors. Always research your journey carefully to get the best possible fare.