British Rail E-Tickets

Travel by train to your choice of 2500 stations with British Rail train tickets! Explore Britain’s exciting destinations in England, Scotland and Wales. Routes including London to Edinburgh or Glasgow to Fort William should not be missed! Save on travel time with frequent train departures and indulge in first or second class comfort with amenities such as Wi-Fi on select services.

British Rail e-tickets include your seat reservation and are valid for either a single or return trip. With the option to book Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime fares, you can find the right match for traveling on any day and at any time.

Popular Train Routes in the UK

Why Choose British Rail Train E-Tickets?

  • Travel on British Rail to 2500 stations across England, Scotland and Wales with frequent train departures!
  • You can conveniently retrieve your ticket in Britain at a station’s ticket collection machine.
  • The price includes seat reservations!

Or if you’re buying more than one ticket, consider buying a rail pass, as it can be cheaper and offers more flexibility.

Choose your British Rail Ticket's Flexibility


If you would like to have a fully flexible ticket with no time restrictions so you can travel on any train even at peak times, then choose Ticket on Departure and Reservation - Anytime.


If you are booking your ticket well in advance and are ready to commit to travel on a specific date, time and train, then choose Ticket on Departure and Reservation - Advance to take advantage of these lower cost tickets, available in limited numbers.


If you plan on avoiding the rush hours and want some flexibility as to the train you wish to take on your selected date, then choose Ticket on Departure and Reservation - Off-Peak. Off-peak hours vary for each train operator but are usually between 9:30 and 16:00 and after 19:00.

Services on British Rail

  • Wi-Fi available on certain train lines
  • On board catering services
  • Comfortable seating, with big panoramic windows
  • Some trains have special carriages such as ‘Quiet Carriages’ or ‘Entertainment Carriages’, where each seat has a personal TV
  • Many trains have power outlets at your seat
  • Non-smoking trains

Suggested Itineraries

London – York – Edinburgh – Glasgow

Enjoy these popular stops as you journey through England and Scotland!

From London to York
Estimated travel time: 1h51m

From York to Edinburgh
Estimated travel time: 2h27m

From Edinburgh to Glasgow
Estimated travel time: 52m


Each passenger is allowed 3 pieces of luggage at no cost (two larger items and one hand luggage). Any additional piece of luggage will be charged a fee. Train carriages offer overhead luggage racks, space between seats and storage area in the entrance for larger items. Most principal stations have affordable and secure luggage facilities. A luggage trolley can be requested at a small fee if you need help with your baggage.


Passengers may carry their folded bicycle onboard at no additional fee.


Passengers are allowed to travel with up to two pets at no charge. Pets must either be on a leash or in a crate and are not permitted in restaurant cars except for guide dogs.


If assistance is required for passengers with disabilities, the Train Operating Company or station must be contacted in advance at least 24 hours prior to the train departure.

Rail Passes for Travel in Britain

Top Attractions in Britain

Tower of London
Once serving as a royal residence, the tower was turned into a prison in the 12th century. Today it is home to the British Crown Jewels and is apparently haunted by the ghost of Anne Bolelyn!

Glasgow Cathedral
Constructed between the 13th and 15th centuries, this gothic cathedral is the only one that survived the 1560 Reformation almost entirely intact.

Shakespeare Houses & Gardens 
Travel back in time and visit Shakespeare’s Houses! Discover five estates in and around Stratford-upon-Avon like Shakespeare’s birthplace, Nash’s House and New Place, Hall’s Croft, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens and Mary Arden’s Farm.

Armadale Castle 
Catch a ferry or cross the Skye Bridge to Armadale, located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, and roam the lovely gardens and ruins of this beautiful UK landmark.

St Fagens National History Museum 
Pay a visit to one of Europe’s open-air museums spread over 100 acres; it also happens to be Wales’ most popular heritage attraction.