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Trains in Great Britain

 

Great Britain's rail network is run by over twenty different private rail companies. Your Interrail pass makes train travel in Great Britain very convenient.

Train types in Great Britain

Map of major train routes in Great Britain
Map of major train routes in Great Britain

Rail network

 

Visitors to Great Britain will find it easy to travel around England, Scotland and Wales on the extensive and well-developed train system. Britain's train network criss-crosses the land with services to even small towns and villages with almost 20,000 train services on a typical weekday.

 

Visit the Rail Delivery Group website for an overview of train companies in the UK. Your Interrail pass is valid on trains from these companies. Eurostar trains require the Interrail Global Pass

Popular Connections in Great Britain


Main stations & connections

 

London Euston

Trains to: 

Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Holyhead, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle

London King's Cross

Trains to:

Cambridge, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, York

London Paddington

Trains to:

Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Oxford, Penzance, Plymouth
You can use your Interrail Pass on Heathrow Connect to travel between Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

London Victoria

Trains to:

Brighton, Dover, Portsmouth, Southampton

London Waterloo

Trains to:

Exeter, Portsmouth, Southampton, Weymouth, Windsor

Liverpool Lime Street

Trains to:

London, Manchester, Glasgow

Manchester Piccadilly

Trains to:

London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow

Birmingham New Street

Trains to: 

London, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Penzance

Reservations in Great Britain

Reservations

A valid Pass for Great Britain can be used on several train services operated by several private railway companies.

 

Please note: All customers with a Global Pass are eligible to travel on the Eurostar (between London and Paris, London and Brussels, and London and Amsterdam/Rotterdam respectively), with a compulsory reservation. However, the Interrail Great Britain Pass is not valid on Eurostar. Reservations in Great Britain can be made online at SeatRez (€6) or locally for free. Reservations are free for only LNER.

 

Reservations for Eurostar can be booked through the reservation self-service, the Rail Planner App, on the NS website, via phone at the Eurostar booking center (+44)01233617575 (outside the UK) or (+44) 03432186186 (within the UK), or directly at Eurostar terminals.

 

Good to know

Bicycles are generally allowed on British trains, but conditions vary between companies.

 

Mandatory reservations required:

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • Eurostar
  • Night Riviera sleeper 
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • TransPennine Express

 

No reservations required:

  • Avanti West Coast (Recommended)
  • c2c
  • Chiltern Railways
  • Cross Country (Recommended)
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Gatwick Express
  • Grand Central
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Northern
  • Great Western Railway (Recommended)
  • Heathrow Express
  • Hull Trains
  • Island Line
  • London Northwestern Railway
  • London Overground
  • Merseyrail
  • Northern
  • ScotRail
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • South Western Railway
  • Stansted Express 
  • TfL Rail/Crossrail
  • Thameslink
  • Transport for Wales
  • West Midlands Railway
 
Get your Pass for Great Britain

Interrail Global Pass

 

The Interrail Global Pass is the flexible and budget-friendly way to get around up to 33 countries in Europe. Travel by train from one cool destination to the next. One day you're on a pub crawl through Amsterdam and the next you're white-water rafting in Interlaken, Switzerland.

 

View Interrail Global Pass 

 

Interrail Great Britain Pass

 

The Interrail Great Britain Pass is a great way to see all that Great Britain has to offer. Travel easily from city to city and enjoy the local pubs, great sights and more. 

 

 View Interrail Great Britain Pass →

 
Tips and tricks for Great Britain
 
 

Pass Benefits in Great Britain

 

Take advantage of discounted ferry travel and other benefits.

 

All pass benefits in Great Britain

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