National Rail Enquiries 4+

National Rail

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Stay on track with the free National Rail Enquiries App, Great Britain’s number one destination for train timetables and travel information. Get live train times and cheap tickets from all the major train line operators.

National Rail Enquiries lets you plan, book and keep up to date with all your train travel in one easy app. Manage your journeys across the Great Britain train network with My Travel, plan new routes with our comprehensive journey planner and receive real time travel updates. Personalised to you, you can check timetables, set up travel alerts, find out about disruptions fast, track your train and save your favourite journeys. You can also search for cheap train tickets.


• Click to buy tickets - We link you directly to the train operator so you can find the cheapest fares. No booking or credit card fees.

• My Travel – Set up personalised travel updates. Save your favourite journeys and stations. Find the next train departure home and get relevant live updates from across the network at a glance.

• Journey Planner - Plan your journeys with up-to-the-minute travel information and track the progress of trains and as well as being alerted to disruptions on the line along your route.

• Live Train Times - View real-time departures and arrivals boards for any station in Great Britain.

• Progress Tracking - Find out exactly where a train is along a route, from A to B and everything in between.

• Watch a Train - Pin a train to My Travel to watch its progress across the network with a single tap.

• Real Time Push Notifications - Get timetable disruption alerts sent straight to your phone or watch as they happen.

• Wake-up alerts - Avoid missing your stop or getting caught out when the train divides or arrives at its destination.

• London Underground and DLR - Plan your journey to or from London Zone 1 Underground and DLR stations.

• Taking you from A to B, put in a postcode and get the best route planner to the nearest station

• Alert Me - Get notified of your next train, its platform number and any known delays as you approach your departure station

Apple Watch integration:

National Rail Enquiries also offers an Apple Watch app which syncs with your smartphone. At a glance, learn about any disruption to your travel plans and view all the critical travel info you require, now from the convenience of your wrist.

• Up-to-the-minute updates on your favourite journeys.

• View live departure information for the station you select, or activate the GPS to access details of stations on lines nearest to you.

• View your recent live trains on your watch for live departure information on the move.

• Receive notifications of any timetable delays to network rail services.

(The Apple Watch is compatible with iPhone 5 and above)

National Rail Enquiries gives you live times and all the journey planner information you need about fares so you can buy cheap tickets for all journeys with the major train line operators across Great Britain:

    Arriva Trains Wales
    Caledonian Sleeper
    Chiltern Railways
    East Midlands Trains
    Gatwick Express
    Grand Central
    Great Northern
    Great Western Railway
    Greater Anglia
    Heathrow Connect
    Heathrow Express
    Hull Trains
    Island Line
    London Midland
    London Overground
    London Underground
    South West Trains
    Stansted Express
    TfL Rail
    TransPennine Express
    Virgin Trains
    Virgin Trains East Coast

Find all the information you need about train fares and times then buy the cheapest tickets fast. Enhance your train travel experience - Download the FREE National Rail Enquiries app today.

What’s New

Version 9.6.5

Added new station: East Linton (ELT)

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

Simon.G ,

Works but old

The info provided in the app is generally accurate (although the Live Trains feature is useless, who knows what station a train originates from if you’re not on it from near the start?!) but the design is still years out of date. I’m genuinely surprised Apple still allow developers to submit updates for apps that haven’t been designed to fit the screen sizes we’ve had for the last 10 years.

Best_boy_Electric ,

Accurate but poor UI

I use this app a lot and have to say it’s definitely very accurate and reliable. ‘Upgrading’ to the paid for version provides welcome relief from those awful massive ad banners, but apart from this, having used the free version for a while before, it is definitely just as accurate and reliable.

However, the UI is absolutely dreadful and it’s a shocker that National Rail aren’t embarrassed to have their name on such a terribly designed app UI. The previous comments say it all eg the keyboard and the UI not even adapting to the size of the phone screen. It literally looks like this app was designed for the iPhone 3G and has never been touched since.

Holidays in the sunnnnnn ,


It’s ironic the same people who want to “modernise the railways” by closing ticket offices are the same people who develop this horrific app.

How is it still allowed on the AppStore?? The UI is still iOS 6 style. It’s not optimised for any phone beyond the iPhone X which was 2017. I rally don’t understand why not?? Can we get a answer please. With the sluggish UI comes a brutal oversized keyboard and clunky interface.

Newly opened and long time opened stations are still missing. So is the ability to add a 26-30 railcard which has been available since 2019. Why are these basic things missing and why would it take a update the make them available. If these things cannot be added remotely into a drop-down list what on earth is going on.

If you want to save money I would start by lowering the wages of the app developers who are doing a terrible job. I am sure some university students or even school kids could do a better job than this. Really need to give your head a wobble. Probably the worst app that’s still available on the UK App Store.

App Privacy

The developer, National Rail, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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