The Beginning of BusyBot

Meet the new bot on the block In the beginning there was a weary traveller who could not find a seat… but now thanks to crowdsourcing, Trainline can start the process of helping you to locate the part-full carriages and trains on a chosen journey, making it easier to find a bit of space to park […]

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A few hours in Edinburgh (near the station)

Break Up The Commute With Our Edinburgh Guide If you follow the same daily commute it is easy to get stuck in a routine and forget to explore your city, which means you are almost certainly missing out on some cool stuff! If you regularly have stops in Edinburgh then this article is for you, we’ve […]

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3 Days by Train, in Glasgow

3 Days in Glasgow We’ve called on our Scottish explorers Angus and Vivian to give you 3 days of fun in Glasgow… If you’re like me, you’ve probably already read countless TripAdvisor reviews and gone through all the sites on page 1 of your Google search just to find things to do in the next […]


Wimbledon Tickets Vs. Mobile Tickets

Getting hold of your Wimbledon tickets is jolly good fun, waiting in line with like-minded Murray-lovers, strawberries in your cool bag, cosy under a Union Jack umbrella – lovely! But the same ticketing joy doesn’t always apply at the train station. At Trainline we know that all tickets are equal but some (mobile tickets!) are more equal than […]


You can also travel on…

Have you ever bought a train ticket and then needed to change your travel plans? Ditto! It can be really stressful when you’re thrown a curve ball and you need to take a different train. There is a less-stress way, using Trainline’s app to book tickets you can see which other train services your ticket is valid […]


Reasons to visit Dad by train this June

Father’s Day is just around the corner (19th June), and as if you need them, we’ve made a list of the reasons to hop on a train and visit your ol’Dad… Eccentric Dad Dad has random hobbies which he takes to extremes. We’re talking the oddities that only his nearest and dearest can understand. It’s […]

Search Glastonbury Festival

  Glastonbury Festival by train is a no-brainer… Travelling by train is a straightforward way to get to Glastonbury Festival, and it’s on a mobile ticket route so you can use your phone to avoid the queues. Heading to the festival by train frees up your time to chill, eat, sleep, read, check your phone, watch […]


I am delighted to announce that we have acquired Continental Europe’s leading independent online rail retailer, Captain Train. You can read the official press release here. What does this mean? It means that as a combined business we will be the world’s leading independent European rail retailer. For you, our customers, it means that buying […]


The Taming Of The Queue

It’s seen as a traditionally British pastime, but Trainline research reveals the things we’re happy to queue for – as well as the situations where the need to wait in line drives us to frustration and anger! The research, released to mark a huge increase in the purchase of mobile train tickets, also shows that […]