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England is at the center of the British rail network, with London as its hub.

England is at the center of the British rail network, with London as its hub. Very frequent service, combined with relatively high-speed travel, makes it an easy country to roam. And, since reservations are not required on British trains, you can board any train as long as you have a valid train ticket or rail pass. There are also many BritRail Pass options to choose from if you’re planning to travel throughout England. England’s main cities (London, Manchester, Birmingham) are well connected to each other, and to sister cities in Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow) and Wales (Cardiff, Chester).

Most definitely consider the rails if you’re planning some day trips out of London to mysterious Stonehedge, Stratford-upon-Avon, or Bath. Even day trips to Paris are possible with the 186 mph Eurostar through Kent that whisks you to the Channel and then Paris in just over two hours. Easy-to-navigate Brussels and Lille (a confectionary joie de vivre with France’s oldest patisserie) are even closer and great day trip destinations as well.

Need to burn some calories ? A longer but beautiful ride from London takes you to the glorious mountainous Lake District in Northern England, and home to an outstanding National Park. Spend a few days walking, climbing, road cycling, or kayaking. Exhausted ? It also has some haunted castles where you can sleep. (Or not.)

Since Eurostar moved to Saint Pancras International station in 2007, Paris has became much more accessible from English cities north of London, since there’s no need to change stations in London. This combined with the new hi-speed line between London and the Channel Tunnel has dramatically reduced travel times between cities like Birmingham or Manchester and Paris or Brussels.

Good to know : London’s Saint Pancras, King’s Cross, and Euston stations are all within walking distance of each another. So there’s no need to worry about making that connection. It’s literally just right across the street, or around the block.

For more information on England contact the England Tourist Board.

Travel Bonuses in England

Irish Ferries
Offer : If you’re planning on travelling between Great Britain and France by boat, you benefit from a 30% discount with Irish Ferries on the following routes :

  • Dublin Ferryport-Holyhead
  • Pembroke-Rosslare
    Info : To make a reservation go to For help or assistance, please use the following telephone numbers : Ireland +353 (0)818 300 400, France +33 (0)233 234 444 or +33 (0)170 720 326 (in French).
    Please note : Reservation is strongly recommended.

Stena Line
Offer : Travel by boat between Great Britain and France, Ireland or the Netherlands for less with discounted passage on Stena Line. Pass holders benefit up to 30% discount on foot passenger fares on the following routes :

  • Liverpool-Belfast
  • Cairnryan-Belfast
  • Holyhead-Dublin Port
  • Fishguard-Rosslare
  • Harwich-Hoek van Holland
    Info : Discounted tickets can be booked by phone or purchased at the port on presentation of the Rail Pass. Phone UK +44 (0)8445 762 762, Ireland : +353 (0)1907 5388. For more information go to Offer code EURAIL.

Offer : Enjoy a 10% discount at the MEININGER Hotel in London when you book online at
Info : If you have any questions or need help, contact : or +49 (0)30 6663 6100.
Please note : This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion or discount.

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Reviews & ratings

  • Value for money
    Locating Train was difficult |
    "I had some trouble finding the track at Gare de Lyon in Paris. Also I had trouble finding my coach at the Lyon Airport train going to Paris. "

  • Efficient and on time service |
    "Excellent service. On time and comfortable "

  • Convenience
    A trip over Alpes |
    "I've been travelling to Geneve to meet my daughter. the train was very comfortable and the staff very kind. I bought a good sandwich with salami and butter, a black tea with cinnamon. Very new flavour for me. The viw around the lake from Geneve to Montreux was great. "

  • Value for money
    Very good option  |
    "It was a very good journey. The train was comfortable, the attendants were friendly. Service on board was perfect including the breakfast, which was delicious. "

  • Value for money
    Resumo de minha viagem |
    "Confortável, chegamos ao destino descansados. Valor um pouco alto, mas deixamos para adquirir as passagens na última hora, por isso o alto preço. Conveniente, pois é mais rápido e confortável do que viajar por via aérea. "

  • Value for money
    Exceptional Trip |
    "Exceptional trip from St Pancras to Paris with the help of VIP transfer service from St. Pancras hotel. Highly recommended. "

  • Value for money
    Good |
    "Very fast journey. Comfortable. "

  • Value for money
    Better than flying |
    "Coming from Australia I assumed flights would be far better than trains but having the stations right in the centre of the city made it much more convenient and easier to manage without a phone. The train was smooth and quick. "

  • Convenience
    Trouble free,excellent journey |
    "Excellent service.We booked and printed tickets on line which scanned easily on day of journey. All baggage x rayd so great security before entering platform. Allocated seating upon booking. Train on time. Value for money 5 stars. (auto star system not working. )22 euros per person each way. "

  • Convenience
    To MAdrid |
    "my trip was great but I was wonder that the crew was not speaking English and she couldn't understand me once I order. "

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