iRail is a route planner for train journeys for your iPhone. Enter the departure and destination stations and iRail will show the times of the next few train services to take you to your destination anywhere in the UK and Europe.
Clicking on one of these services will show you the individual journeys and supplements which make up the trip, the next level of detail being a list of all stops the trip will make. Any of this information can be emailed to a friend at the tap of a button.
iRail also shows a map of the journey's route. An editable history of all previous stations entered saves typing and train information can be displayed in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Polish or Turkish.
Getting around Europe or just trying to get home iRail makes the journey easy.
Please note: iRail displays only timetabled departures in the UK not Realtime information so it will not show delays or engineering works. Also, remember to use the local language station name in Europe. For example, the Italian name for Venice is "Venezia"!
Selected UK reviews:
Really good! by Base1911
This is the first app I have felt the need to write a review about. This app works perfectly, never crashes, gives accurate times and loads quickly. If you are considering this app just go ahead and get it! You won't regret it!
Ace by Andrew233
Works well in the uk. Much easier than using the Internet.
Great app by Bognor Bluebird
Very pleased with this excellent application.
Irail by Dash House
This really is a wonderful and useful application that works!
Simply great :-) by Spexonik
One of the best applications. It shows me the exact train times in Poland. Is also great to email all the details. Big Thanks for the creator :-)
Removed Departure and Destination Maps.
Ratings and Reviews
A valuable app for traveling
This was a very useful application when I was traveling Italy in May 2009. Using my iPod touch, it allowed me to easily check schedules whenever I had access to an open wireless network. It would give me the available times as well as the expected cost, so it really saved me from having to spend time at an Internet cafe or compete for computer time in the hostel. I was fortunate to get the app early when it was free, but with any decent amount of traveling, the time you save will be realized very quickly. The schedules it provided were exactly the same as I found at the train station kiosks.
This app is excellent! I am heading to Europe in May and it has helped with my eurail planning! To the previos reviewer and others.. You need to use the proper name for each city you are looking up (I.e. Venezia not Venice). Also, if you search for a route at 9am that is all it shows you so if you want to see earlier or later times you need to change your search criteria. There are many train stations in certain cities so make sure you are searching for the right one. If you do not know the full name just put in a partial spelling and the program will give you some options. Anyways, love this app!
Most useful thing I brought w/ me to Europe
Using this app and my EurRail pass I was able to get around europe without a problem. Even when trains crossed borders and carriers, iRail's slick interface and 100% accurate scheduling optimized my schedule far faster than I could have with just time tables.
Kudos to John, this app is worth 10x what I paid!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.