The Benefits of UK Train Travel

Whether you want to explore everything the UK has to offer or simply need to get from A to B, travelling by train is a great option. With so many amazing UK destinations to choose from, our rail network is the ideal way to get around the country, whatever the purpose of your trip.

Romantic getaways

We all love a romantic weekend break and there are so many wonderful city and country destinations that are ideally suited to this type of trip. Getting away from it all should be about relaxing and enjoying time with your loved one, but when you have to undertake an expensive and stressful car journey to reach your destination it can really take the fun out of the whole operation.

Buying train tickets to cover this journey instead can be much cheaper and quicker than using your car and also gives you the opportunity to start relaxing from the second your journey begins. This allows you to make the most of your holiday and allows you and your partner to spend some quality time together whilst en route.

Family holidays

If you dread the thought of trying to keep the kids happy in the back of the car whilst you and your partner struggle with navigation, then train travel is the ideal solution. You can check rail times and train fares online to find amazing family deals that will leave you with plenty of money to spend whilst you’re away.

On top of this better, your kids won’t be cooped up in the back of the car for hours when stuck in traffic jams and, with toilets onboard the train, stopping at services every couple of miles won’t be a problem either. You can take everything you need to entertain them on the train and they’ll have plenty of space to relax and enjoy the journey. In fact, your kids will be having so much fun on the journey that you’ll probably never hear the immortal question “are we there yet?”

Mini breaks

Many of us are taking more mini breaks in the UK instead of travelling abroad and if you’re travelling with a group, then train travel is the perfect option. You can always find cheap group bookings online and travelling by train will mean everyone can be together, rather than getting to the destination in separate vehicles.

If you’ve got a stag or hen do to organise then a city break in the UK is ideal because it’s much cheaper and easier to organise than going abroad. Choosing train travel will also take all the stress out of journey planning for you – giving you more time to enjoy this special occasion.

Long hauls

A long car journey can be a complete nightmare and leave you exhausted by the time you arrive at your destination. When you choose to travel by train you can arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and ready to start your holiday. As the UK’s network covers the entire length and breadth of the country whilst also connecting to the Eurostar services, whether you want to visit the other side of the country or the other side of Europe, you can do so by train.