From the beautiful rolling hills of The Cotswolds to the sandy beaches of Cornwall, to the bustling cities full of must-see attractions and fantastic culinary delights, England has some truly unmissable destinations, and we’re here to bring you all of them in one handy place. Explore, be inspired, and travel greener by train!

Trending train routes in England

Keen to see where our customers are currently heading off to? Check out these popular routes below, and hey, why not join the party if you’re feeling in the mood for a getaway?

London to Darlington

Direct LNER trains can you there in 2h 18m

Glasgow to Manchester train

Get there in 3h 10m with TransPennine Express

Manchester to Birmingham train

Direct CrossCountry services take just 1h 30m

Glasgow to Liverpool train

TransPennine Express trains take 3h 23m

Glasgow to Newcastle train

Get to Newcastle in 2h 35m with CrossCountry

Preston to London train

​Avanti West Coast can get you there in 2h 8m

Norwich to London

Greater Anglia trains take just 1h 30m

Glasgow to Birmingham train

Get there in 4h 9m with Avanti West Coast

Coventry to London train

Direct Avanti West Coast trains take 56m

London to York

LNER's Azuma trains take 1h 46m

Edinburgh to Newcastle train

Get there in 1h 22m with LNER and CrossCountry

London to Derby

Direct EMR trains take 1h 24m

The South West

Home to picturesque Bath and its plethora of spas, as well as the stunning coastline all around Cornwall, the South West of England features some of the country’s best scenery – perfect for a staycation or even an extended visit if you’re new to England! See some of the most popular routes below, and feel free to buy a ticket too if you’re feeling adventurous.

The South East

The South East is of course home to the country’s magnificent capital city, London. But that’s not all – the South East has its own sprawling coastline with classic seaside towns like Brighton and Eastbourne, as well as some fantastic rural countryside spots, all well-connected by trains. Check out the most popular routes below!

East Anglia

Visit the stunning Norfolk Broads for miles of sumptuous green nature, or head in to Norwich for a taste of history – the city is full of architectural gems, like the Norwich Cathedral or the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. Looking for something a little different? Try a trip to Kings Lynn for an example of a sleepy English town. See all the most popular routes below!

The Midlands

Home to England’s ‘Second city’, Birmingham, as well as some must-see historical spots. Take Oxford for example, you can visit the world-famous University grounds and stroll around the town taking it all in. There’s also the Cotswolds, recognised as an official Area of Natural Beauty – but don’t take it from the regulating body – go check it out for yourself…

Yorkshire and the North East

Never visited York before? Well there’s no time quite like the present! The Roman walls surrounding the city are a sight to behold, and the National Railway Museum is a must-see too (we’re a little biased on that one, but hey, can you blame us?). If none of that tickles your fancy, try the Peak District for some natural beauty, or check out Leeds or Newcastle if you’re after a more lively city experience.

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