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Portsmouth London
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Brighton London
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Birmingham London
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London Peterborough
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Harwich London
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London Carlisle
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Cambridge London
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London Bristol
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Swindon London
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London Lancaster
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London Salisbury
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London York
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Hull Gb London
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London Newcastle
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London Crewe
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Seaford London
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Bournemouth London
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Edinburgh London
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London Manchester
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London Oxenholme
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Glasgow London
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London Sheffield
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Hastings London
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London Cardiff
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Norwich London
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Overview

Edinburgh, Scotland’s showcase capital and rail hub, is an easy and frequent ride from London.

Scottish rails operate much like their UK counterparts, and are easy to navigate. The language—accented by pure Scottish charm—is the same, and trains are frequent, comfortable, and unhampered by mandatory add-ons or reservations. Of course, If you’re traveling with a pass at peak times, it’s always sound advice to book your seat in advance. Just do so through Rail Europe or locally, depending on when you’re ready to make your plans. If you’re traveling with a ticket, it’s nice to know that all tickets sold by Rail Europe include a pre-assigned seat whenever the carrier offers it.

Edinburgh, Scotland’s showcase capital and rail hub, is an easy and frequent ride from London (about 4 ½ hours). Glasgow—just a short 45 minutes away—is also well worth a visit. But above it all (literally), Scotland is best known for its scenically rugged and mountainous Highlands and hundreds of freshwater inland lochs. Inverness, nestled in the north and the capital of the Highlands, is accessible by train from Glasgow or Edinburgh in about four hours. The train line continues towards seafaring Wick, almost at the north end of Scotland, and home to the “world’s shortest street” (a scant two-plus yards). Other popular destinations like Aberdeen, Perth, or Kyle of Lochalsh are also easily reached by train.

If you’re considering traveling with a pass, review the BritRail Pass options, which have a variety of money-saving geographical choices. So you can shed as few (British) pounds as you’d like.


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    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 "

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    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. "

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    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. "

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    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. "

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

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    Good |
    "Very fast journey. Comfortable. "

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    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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