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20% off on Standard Premier/Comfort tickets on Eurostar for travel between September 3 and October 30, 2024. Terms apply.

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 331.1

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
8.1K Ratings

8.1K 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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Saved my trips many times with easy intercity routes!

Unlike national rail apps, Trainline prefers to suggest intercity routes rather than big brands like TGV or EuroStar, which makes it exceptionally easy to bypass problems on the track. It’s helped me many times to bypass cancellations or construction by approaching the city from a different direction. The best part: the route is provided already, and all the tickets can be bought in just one click.

The downside is that this preference for intercity trains with lots of transfers isn’t ideal if you’re trying to save time, if you’re unfamiliar with navigating train stations, or if your train is delayed. If you need direct routes, they can be found on Trainline, but you have to search carefully.

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Buyer Beware

If you’re not an EU or UK citizen *don’t* use this app. I spent thousands on it in Europe, including $600 tickets for a Thalys train that was cancelled. When you click through the refund on the app, it says you must contact customer service. So I did; Trainline says they’ll talk to Thalys. Thalys says you must apply for the refund through Trainline because that’s where the tickets were purchased; Trainline then sent me an email that Thalys rejected the refund - even though I have screenshots and communications from Thalys telling me I was entitled to it. Making matters worse, Trainline refused to provide any documentation, explanation why it was rejected, communications with Thalys, nothing. All for a refund that Thalys own materials say we’re entitled to.

I had to pay hundreds more to complete my trip. I’m now having to spend hours figuring out how to apply for Thalys mediator and bring a claim in the EU, and all because Trainline refuses to provide any information. This would be consumer fraud under US law; but because it’s a British app, you can pay hundreds and receive nothing. Bottom line: buy your train tickets direct from the provider or face the risk of complete loss.

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

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

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

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Diagnostics

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


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