Trainline: Buy Train Tickets 4+

Rail & bus travel in Europe


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    • 4.9 • 3.1K Ratings
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Welcome aboard Trainline – Europe’s leading train and bus app.

We’ve made it quick and easy for you to travel across the UK and the rest of Europe by rail and road. You can book great value tickets for Avanti West Coast, GWR, LNER, National Express and more.

You can even plan your international trips by train or bus across 45 countries in Europe and the rest of the world, including the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany.

Plus, you’re always in control of your trip thanks to our live train times (for UK rail, Trenitalia, Renfe, and SNCF routes), price alerts, Mobile Tickets/etickets and seat selection (where available).

Why Trainline?
• All your train and bus journeys in one place – plan an international country-hopping adventure on our app.
• Compare train and bus options from 220 train and bus companies.
• Pay in your preferred currency – Available in USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CAD, CHF, and SEK.
• Buy your tickets with Apple Pay, PayPal, and all major credit cards and debit cards.
• Add loyalty and discount cards to get benefits from UK rail, Eurostar, SNCF, Thalys and Renfe.
• Book in advance or on the day of travel, up to 15 minutes before departure.
• Skip station queues with tickets on your phone on selected routes – Buh-bye paper tickets.

Travel Europe effortlessly and book tickets for trips with:

• Eurostar (UK, France, and the Netherlands)
• Heathrow Express (UK)
• Avanti West Coast (UK)
• GWR (UK)
• National Express (UK)
• London Overground (UK)
• SNCF (France)
• TGV Lyria (France)
• Thalys (France)
• Trenitalia (Italy)
• Italo (Italy)
• Renfe (Spain)
• Alsa (Spain)
• Deutsche Bahn (Germany)
• ÖBB (Austria)
• SBB (Switzerland)
• NS (the Netherlands)
• SNCB (Belgium)
• Flixbus and many, many more…

So, download your FREE Trainline app and get access to live train times, and cheap train and bus tickets across Europe.

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What’s New

Version 228

The little things matter

This update lays the rails for essential fixes and improvements.

You might not notice any visual changes, but we’ve done some work in the back-end to improve our app’s performance.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Anyone who’s booked train tickets in the UK knows it can be a labyrinthine task. Am I buying off-peak tickets? What is off-peak? What is “super” off-peak? Am I getting the best deal? We were thrilled to have all this—and more—finally made clear as day by a souped-up Trainline app. It’s become as essential to our train travel as a fully charged phone battery.

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First time taking the train within France, then to and around Italy. Wow, what an easy experience with this app! And the best part, our train from Marseille to Nice was delayed, when I reached my location I had an email informing me of a credit due to me because the train was 40mins late! Wow! Very unexpected. They don’t do that in the US so this was a welcomed treat!

Sketchypenguin ,

Online travel agency during Covid-19

If you want no help and lose your money, use this app. Its convenient when buying your tickets, its a pain when asking for a refund.
I live in the USA, and bought train tickets for our trip in Spain. When our trip was cancelled by Renfe(Spanish train operator), I initiated a refund process with Trainline. Trainline responded that I should call Renfe( its a long distance call for me$$$), to get a refund. I was able to finally got hold of a Renfe call-agent after several days of attempting to get in touch with a Renfe agent($$$), and was told that, I should get hold of my travel agent because all tickets during our travel date was cancelled and was refunded back to our pay-source irrespective of ticket type. So, when I communicated again with trainline. Guess what, I was again advised to call Renfe!!#%#%%*+*\\|*%%#%^*$$$@@:;;(##%%%*
My 2 cents, cut out the middleman and go directly to the service provider. The service provider all have online footprints now. So when travel plans go awry, you only have to deal directly with the provider.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a review and we're sorry to hear of your recent experiences. As this pertains to a specific booking, we'd ask that you please get in touch with us here > so we can review this further for you. Thanks, Jamie

App Privacy

The developer, thetrainline, 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 Used to Track You

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  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
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  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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