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!
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?
Direct LNER trains can you there in 2h 18m
Get there in 3h 10m with TransPennine Express
Direct CrossCountry services take just 1h 30m
TransPennine Express trains take 3h 23m
Get to Newcastle in 2h 35m with CrossCountry
Avanti West Coast can get you there in 2h 8m
Greater Anglia trains take just 1h 30m
Get there in 4h 9m with Avanti West Coast
Direct Avanti West Coast trains take 56m
LNER's Azuma trains take 1h 46m
Get there in 1h 22m with LNER and CrossCountry
Direct EMR trains take 1h 24m
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.
Some of the most popular train routes in and around the South West of England include:
Thinking about a trip to the South West of England and not sure where to start? Check out our travel guides:
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!
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!
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…
Between lively cities like Liverpool and Manchester, to the stunning sights of the Lake District, the North West of England stakes a mighty strong claim for one of the most interesting areas in the country. You know what to do by now, check out the most popular routes below!
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.
Although technically a part of the South East region, London is so big and has its own right to a popular train journeys section, owing to the sheer amount of things to do there. Check out some of these routes below!