Whether you’re travelling by train in the UK or in Europe, use our Journey Planner to keep your travel plans on track.
Our handy travel planner is designed to make booking your next trip as quick and easy as possible. Our Journey Planner lets you check live train departure and arrival times, as well as showing you how much your tickets will cost.
Find cheap Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak train tickets with ease – we’ll also highlight Peak tickets so that you can avoid the busiest times with the most expensive fares. If you’re searching in the UK close to your departure date, our clever tool will even update you with platform numbers, service information and even which parts of the train still have seats.
We're experts at helping you to make planning rail journeys simple, quick and efficient. That’s why you can check live train departures, arrival times and fare details ahead of time – so you get where you need to be cheaply and smoothly.
By combining our train times journey planner with our extensive UK trains map, you’ll see exactly where you'll pass, what kind of train you'll take, and what you might see along the way.
Use our search tool above to identify which trains run during peak, off-peak or super off-peak times so you can get the best deal. Booking in advance through Trainline typically saves you 61% on average*.
Need to plan your train journeys while you’re out and about? Then download our mobile app (available for iOS, iPad and Android) to book your train tickets or find the latest live travel, platform or delay information at a glance.
For selected routes, you can also use Mobile Tickets, which means no more queuing at ticket collection machines and you’ll never need to panic over a lost paper ticket again.
*Average savings on all fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach
Cheap train tickets
Booking Advance tickets with us could save you up to 61%, compared with booking non-Advance fares on the day of travel.
Off-Peak train times
Travelling Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak could really cut your costs down. These quieter trains will probably make your trip more comfortable too.
Stay connected on the move with our app. Get live journey information in seconds and use tickets on your phone to skip the queues.
When you’re using our Journey Planner, don’t forget to add any Railcards you have to see the savings you could make.
There are many different ticket types in the UK so knowing what’s what, and when you can use them, is important for planning your journey.
Did you know you can use our Journey Planner to check for European train times too? That’s right, in just a few clicks you could be heading to the continent to explore entirely new places by rail. If you’re travelling in France, we’ll even show you how much Co2 you could save by choosing the train over air travel – meaning you can feel better about yourself while on your journey! To try it out for yourself, simply enter your origin and destination locations into our tool as you usually would, then choose a time and ticket type that suits you.
Still need to do that all-important research before you go? Check out our comprehensive country guides below.
Whether you’re planning a trip to one of the UK’s major cities, trying to get to the airport or simply looking for inspiration, you can check out some of the most popular UK train journeys below.