Rail links: Information on rail operators across the country.

Rail operators serving Scotland

 

Operator Contact details

ScotRail

ScotRail operates the vast majority of rail services in Scotland, including the Caledonian Sleeper between London and Scotland. ScotRail is operated by First.

 

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Ticket bookings: 08457 550033 (Open 7 days 07:00-22:00)

Virgin Trains

West Coast Main Line rail services between London, the North West of England, North Wales and Scotland.

 

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Ticket bookings: 08719 774 222

East Coast

East Coast Main Line rail services between London, the North East of England and Scotland.

 

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Ticket bookings: 08457 225 225

CrossCountry

Rail services between Scotland and major UK cities (outside London) and the South West of England.

 

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Ticket bookings: 0844 811 0124

First TransPennine Express

Rail services between Scotland and the North of England, including regular services to/from Manchester Airport.

 

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Ticket bookings:  0845 678 6974

Note: Traveline Scotland is not responsible for the content of external websites.
See individual websites for call costs relating to operators' booking lines.

 

Passenger information


Connecting the Highlands

Discover the Scottish Highlands with ScotRail. This downloadable guide outlines the rail services available across the north of Scotland.

 

Download the guide PDF hosted on ScotRail website

 

Integrated tickets to use on rail services


PLUSBUS

Discount price bus ticket that you buy with your train ticket. Offers unlimited bus travel at the start, finish, or both ends of your train journey.

 

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One-Ticket

Unlimited travel by bus & train or just bus in East Central Scotland.

 

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Zone Card

Up to 50% off unlimited travel in Strathclyde on rail, Subway, most buses & some ferries.

 

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Online ticket sales for national rail services


RailEasy

National rail tickets and information.

 

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RedSpottedHanky.com

Book national rail tickets and earn loyalty points.

 

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Take The Train

National rail tickets with no booking or credit card fees.

 

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TheTrainLine.com

The UK's No.1 independent national rail ticket retailer.

 

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Other rail operators in the United Kingdom


Operator Contact details

Arriva Trains Wales

Operator for most rail services throughout Wales

 

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Ticket bookings: 08709 000 773

c2c

Rail services in the East London and Essex areas.

 

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Ticket bookings: 08457 44 44 22

Chiltern Railways

Rail services in the London and West Midlands areas.

 

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Ticket bookings: 08456 005 165

East Midlands Trains

Rail services between London , the East Midlands and the north of England.

 

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Ticket bookings: 08457 125 678

First Capital Connect

Rail services between London, Brighton, Bedford Luton and West Anglia.

 

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First Great Western

Rail services between London, the West of England and South Wales.

 

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Ticket bookings: 08457 000 125

First Hull Trains

Rail service between London and Hull.

 

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Ticket bookings: 08450 710222

Gatwick Express

Rail service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

 

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Ticket bookings: 0845 850 15 30

Grand Central

Rail services between Sunderland, York and London Kings Cross.

 

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Ticket bookings: 0844 811 0071

Heathrow Connect

Rail service between London stations and Heathrow Airport.

 

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Heathrow Express

Fast rail service between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

 

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Ticket bookings: 0845 600 15 15

Island Line Trains

Rail services on the Isle of Wight.

 

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Ticket bookings: 0845 6000 650 

London Midland

Rail services between London and the Midlands.

 

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Ticket bookings: 0844 811 0133

London Overground

Commuter rail services serving North and West London, plus Watford, Gospel Oak and Barking.

 

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Ticket bookings: 0845 601 4867

Merseyrail

Suburban rail services in the Merseyside area.

 

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National Express East Anglia

Rail services between London and the East of England.

 

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Ticket bookings: 0845 600 7245

Northern Ireland Railways (Translink)

Rail services throughout Northern Ireland.

 

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Customer services: 028 90666630

Northern Rail

Rail services in the North of England.

 

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Ticket bookings: 0845 700 0125

South West Trains

Rail services connecting London and the South/South West of England.

 

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Ticket bookings: 0845 6000 650

Southeastern

Rail services in the London and South East of England.

 

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Southern

Rail services between London and South of England.

 

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Ticket bookings: 08451 27292011

Stansted Express

Rail services between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport.

 

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Ticket bookings: 0845 600 7245

Wrexham & Shropshire

Rail service between Wrexham and London via Shropshire.

 

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Ticket bookings: 0845 260 5900

Note: Traveline Scotland is not responsible for the content of external websites.
See individual websites for call costs relating to operators' booking lines.

 

Rail links for visitors


Train Taxi

Guide to taxis serving all train and underground stations in the UK.

 

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Eurostar

High-speed international services between London, Paris and Brussels.

 

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Ticket bookings 08705 186 186

Brit Rail

Information on planning British rail journeys for people living outside Britain.

 

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Deutsche Bahn UK

Rail information for travel from the UK to other European Countries.

 

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