Our Journey Planner will show you all the available options to get you from A to B. Enter your departure and arrival stations and our clever tool will show you all the relevant info, including:
Our timetable data is sourced directly from National Rail, so our Journey Planner only shows up-to-date, trustworthy information.
In the event that your trip requires a Tube journey between two mainline railway stations, the Journey Planner will factor in a Tube journey into the total journey time. However, you cannot purchase London Underground tickets on Trainline.
The Journey Planner allows you to check departure times and buy tickets for London Overground services. Simply enter your departure and arrival stations and we’ll do the rest.
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.
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.
Cheap train tickets
Booking Advance tickets with us could save you a bagful 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.
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.
|Journey||Fastest time||Train operator|
|London to Bath||1h 15m||GWR, SWR|
|London to Edinburgh||4h 17m||LNER, Lumo, Avanti West Coast|
|Edinburgh to London||4h||LNER, Lumo, Avanti West Coast|
|London to Manchester||2h 3m||Avanti West Coast|
|London to Cardiff||1h 47m||GWR|
|Manchester to London||2h 3m||Avanti West Coast|
|London to Oxford||44m||GWR, Chiltern Railways|
|Milton Keynes to London||32m||Avanti West Coast|
|Stockport to London||1h 54m||Avanti West Coast|
|London to York||1h 46m||LNER, Grand Central Railway|
|Wolverhampton to London||1h 46m||Avanti West Coast|
|Gloucester to London||1h 41m||GWR|
|London to Leeds||2h 12m||LNER, EMR|
|Taunton to London||1h 40m||GWR|
|Carlise to London||3h 19m||Avanti West Coast|
|Edinburgh to Inverness||3h 19m||ScotRail, LNER|
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.
Using our Journey Planner is super-simple. Simply enter your departure and arrival stations into the "From" and "To" fields. Don't worry if you don't know which station to pick - you can also enter two city names and we'll show you all the possible routes between the two. The Journey Planner will show you the train times on your chosen day of travel, the number of changes, First Class options and - of course - the cheapest tickets!
Yes, you can! Our clever tech works across 45 countries in Europe, meaning you can just as easily find train times for Rome to Milan as London to Manchester. We'll still show you the key info - train times, ticket prices, changes and First Class options. Where applicable, we'll also show you ticket conditions, such as refund and exchange rules.
We'll show you train results by default in the Journey Planner, but it's simple to see view coach options. Simply click on the little coach tab above the search results and we'll show you all the coach services running between your chosen cities that day. Coaches are usually cheaper than trains so it's always worth a look if you want to save a few pennies.