Trainline: Buy train tickets

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About this app

Welcome aboard Trainline. Travel confidently with Europe’s leading train and coach app. Get live train times, book train tickets, buy railcards and much more.

We’ve made it quick and easy for you to travel across the UK and the rest of Europe by rail and bus. Book train tickets for Avanti West Coast, GWR, LNER, National Express, Scotrail, and more. You can even plan your international trips by train or bus across 45 countries in Europe and the rest of the world, including the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany. And if you’re looking for some travel inspiration why not check our pick of popular journeys and book some cheap train tickets today!

Get live train times, coach times, railcards, Mobile Tickets / etickets and seat selection. Plus, you’ll always be in control of your trip thanks to our live train times (for UK train travels, Trenitalia, Renfe, and SNCF routes). You can even use contactless travel and Crowd Alerts to find out how busy your train is.

Whether you want to book coach seats, buy a railcard or get cheap train tickets, you can always rely on Trainline to get you everywhere.

Why use Trainline to book coach or train tickets?
• Book all your train and coach journeys in one place
• Plan and book your journey based on your preferred bus route
• Compare UK train travel options from 220 rail and coach companies including GWR, Avanti West Coast, Scotrail, First Bus and more
• Quickly find and buy the cheapest UK Advance tickets
• Ask Siri for your journey’s updates
• Pay in your preferred currency. Available in GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, CAD, CHF, and SEK
• Get great discounts like GroupSave 34%. (GroupSave is a discount of up to 34% for adults travelling on a single or return journey at Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak times in groups of three to nine people)
• Skip station queues using tickets on your phone (selected routes)
• Find carriages with available seats, and the fastest bus route for your journey
• Book in advance or on the day of travel
• Buy your European or UK train tickets with Google Pay, PayPal, and all major credit cards and debit cards
• Use your railcard and learn how you can get cheap train tickets
• Check the bus route with coach times

Save money with cheap UK Advance tickets. Once you’ve booked your train tickets, save them to your phone and use live train times or coach times, platform numbers or delay info.

Why not book coach travel?
Book coach tickets with Trainline you’ll get air conditioning, free WiFi and VUER – National Express’ onboard entertainment system. Start a coach search and if there’s a coach available, we’ll show you the options. No need to print tickets either because with etickets, your phone is all you need.

From Avanti West Coast, GWR, Scotrail, First Bus and more, you’ll be spoilt for choice thanks to our array of UK train & coach providers.

In the UK we partner with Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway, London North Western Railway, Great Western Railway (GWR), South Western Railway, London Overground, TfL Rail, Gatwick Express, Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express, Stansted Express, ScotRail, Greater Anglia, East Midlands Trains, West Midlands Railway, Thameslink, Southeastern, Southern Rail, c2c, Caledonian Sleeper, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, Hull Trains, Island Line, Grand Central Railway, Mersey Rail and TransPennine Express

Eurostar (France and Belgium)
SNCF (France)
TGV Lyria (France)
Thalys (France)
Renfe (Spain)
Trenitalia (Italy)
Italo (Italy)
Deutsche Bahn (Germany)
ÖBB (Austria)
SBB (Switzerland)
SNCB (Belgium)
NS (the Netherlands)
Alsa (Spain), First Bus and Flixbus

You’ll always get the best fare for every journey and with every carrier. So, download your FREE Trainline app and get access to live train times & bus route, book coach travels and access cheap train tickets across the UK & Europe.
To find out more, see our FAQs: Follow Trainline on social:
FB: thetrainlinecom
TW: /thetrainline
IG: @trainline
Updated on
12 Jul 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region and age The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

480K reviews
Kate Jones
15 May 2024
Very convenient. I was booking train tickets for a European trip through various sites, then realized it made much more sense to use only 1 site where it is easy to access all tickets. With trainline, I can cancel, change times, dates, etc. without having to hunt through a million different sites. They are carrier agnostic, so I can have all of my tickets in one place.
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Michael Schackwitz
26 April 2024
This is a great app for buying rail tickets across multiple countries and managing your tickets, all in one place. They hide the difficulties of navigating web sites of varying quality and in assorted languages, and I have never had trouble using my US credit cards to buy tickets. They do charge a small fee for the service, in my experience from $1-$10 depending on the cost of your tickets, but I think it's worth it.
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