Our train map, which includes all UK train lines and major train stations on the National Rail network, will help you plan and track your rail journey. Using the National Rail map, along with our Journey Planner, you can get an idea of when, where and how you can travel to your destination.
The National Rail map contains all the Train Operating Companies (TOCs) and the major train routes in the UK. These rail services are clearly defined on the train map, and you can see which TOC is servicing your rail journey. While not every train station is shown on the map, you can get a clear idea of which stations are the most popular, and are served by most trains.
You can also use our rail map to decide on a scenic route for your train journey. If time is not a factor when travelling, the National Rail map will certainly give you the opportunity to map out a more enjoyable route, and maybe even make a couple of stops along the way to take in some local sights.
Every railway station on the rail map is clearly highlighted, as well as two or more TOCs serving them. If your rail journey requires a change, using the map will give you an idea of where and when in your journey the change needs to be made. By using our National Rail map alongside our Journey Planner, you'll be able to find the best train journey for you.
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Want to learn more about some of the most popular train routes in the UK? Check out our table below and click on the route you’re most interested in – you’ll find plenty of information, including journey times, ticket prices and some useful FAQs. At Trainline, we connect directly to National Rail’s ticket inventory, so your train ticket will always be valid for travel if you book online with us.
|Route||Fastest journey||Train operator|
|London to Brighton||1h 21m||Great Northern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink, Southern|
|London to Bournemouth||2h 23m||South Western Railway|
|London to Edinburgh||5h 20m||Avanti West Coast, LNER|
|London to Manchester||2h 35m||Avanti West Coast|
|Nottingham to London||2h||East Midlands Railway|
|Newcastle to London||3h 33m||LNER|
|Glasgow to London||5h 31m||Avanti West Coast, LNER|
|London to Birmingham||2h 1m||Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways|
|London to Liverpool||3h 2m||Avanti West Coast|
|Oxford to London||1h 8m||GWR, Chiltern Railways|
Our National Rail map highlights all the railway lines available in the UK, including the main airport services, i.e. Heathrow Express, Gatwick Express and Stansted Express.
There are over 25 train companies operating in the UK under the National Rail brand.