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Rail Travel and Train Tickets

Rail Travel Top Saving Tips:

Singles can be cheaper - Buying two singles is often cheaper than buying one return ticket.
Book in advance - Advance tickets can be booked some six months or so ahead.
Be flexible - Avoid travelling at peak times

  • Peak Fares normally apply from 06:30 to 09:30 and 16:00 to 19:00, Monday to Friday
  • Off Peak Fares normally apply at all other times and during public holidays


trainline provide tickets from all train companies to all national destinations. A great feature is the Self Service Ticket Machines which are located at most Mainline Railway Stations or selected site locations. Tickets are ready to pick up just 2 hours after booking online, all you need is the credit / debit card used to make the booking and the Ticket Collection Reference given to you when the booking was made

Visitor Oyster Card

Oyster Cards are plastic smartcards with pay as you go credit which you use when you travel around London. Use it to pay for journeys on Bus, Tube, Tram, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground and most National Rail services in London. Oyster Cards can be reused and never expire, if you run out of credit, simply top up at Tube Stations, Oyster Ticket Stops and Travel Information Centres

You can also use the Oyster Card to get discounted fares on some TFL (Transport for London) River Services and the Emirates Air Line (Cable Car between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks)

Gatwick Express

Gatwick Express is the fastest way to travel between Central London (Victoria Rail and Coach Station) and Gatwick Airport. Services depart every 15 minutes and take just 30 minutes non-stop.

Heathrow Express

The dedicated service is the fastest way to travel between Heathrow Airport and Central London (Paddington Rail Station). Services depart every 15 minutes and take just 15 minutes non-stop.

Stansted Express

The dedicated service is the fastest way to travel between Stansted Airport and Central London (Liverpool Street Rail Station). Services depart every 15 minutes and have an average journey time of 46 minutes.

East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains run train services to London St Pancras International from stations along the M1 corridor, destinations including Wellingborough, Kettering, Leicester, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Derby, Lincoln, Nottingham, Chesterfield and Sheffield

Southern Railway

Southern Railway is one of the most popular train services in the United Kingdom, providing train services for commuters, airport users, business travellers and leisure travellers in South London, between Central London and the South Coast, through East and West Sussex, Surrey and parts of Kent and Hampshire

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains run Inter-City Services from London Euston terminating at Holyhead, Liverpool, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Glasgow and Edinburgh with stops at major destinations en-route

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