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#1 downloaded train app, join over 6.5 million people.

Book in advance to save 43% on average*.

Train travel made easy; plan your journey, check live train times & platform information in the palm of your hand. Buy tickets for any UK rail route in seconds!

We make train travel easy:
• Journey planning and train times.
• View live train departure boards.
• See what platform you depart from
• Recent and saved journeys on your home screen
• View station information including maps and local taxi numbers.

Buy tickets on the go:
• Buy tickets for any UK train route.
• Purchase tickets up to 10 minutes before boarding.
• Save your preferred payment card details.

Ticket collection:
• Collect from over 1,000 national rail stations.
• View ticket reference details in your app, even without a signal.
• Mobile ticketing available on selected routes**.

Buy tickets for all major UK train operators:
Abellio Greater Anglia
Arriva Trains Wales
Caledonian Sleeper
Chiltern Railways
East Coast
East Midlands Trains
First Great Western
Gatwick Express
Grand Central
Great Northern
Heathrow Connect
Heathrow Express
Hull Trains
London Midland
London Overground
Northern Rail
South West Trains
Transpennine Express
Virgin Trains
Virgin Trains East Coast

*Average savings with Advance fares vs purchase on the day of travel at the ticket office. Selected routes only, subject to availability.
**Mobile tickets are only available on selected routes.

What's New in Version 5.1

Spring has sprung, the cherry blossom trees are blooming and the trainline app has had a spring clean, the kind of high tech spring clean you'd get if you had a swarm of drones with feather dusters.

+ Tabbed home, shiny icons, whooshy animations

Four shiny new icons on the bottom of the screen, tap away and discover its delights, easier than crossing the narrow sea and conquering the seven kingdoms (GoT season 5 is here, hooray). Our developers spent many, many, hours pouring over the new search results animations so you can search in style, let it be known as the zip, whoosh, pop thing from this day forth. Why? Its all about attention to detail, precision and craftsmanship, so our designers say.

+ Smarter Tickets with Live Times

There's no booking fee for tickets bought on the same day as travel so there's no excuse for missing our next finely crafted piece of engineering wizardry. In 'My Tickets' all tickets now link directly to the live trains departing for that ticket's route. We call it a smarter ticket, 'cos it is.

+ Seats Left

Frustrated when this cheap tickets sell out? From now on we'll show you when the best deals are selling out and exactly how many seats are left.

+ National Express Coaches

We love travel, its even better when you can check all the prices for all the options, right? So for 100 routes we'll give you the coach option too! If you like it, we'll keep it and add more routes and features, if not, its fine, we love trains too!

+ Live Progress for all stops and changes.

Codename: super mega ninja triple chocolate ultra lozenge. Tap the lozenge button on search results that shows the duration and number of changes. Boom, every leg of your journey, in real time, all in one place.

The first rail app to show:
every stop and platform number for every leg of your journey
how many minutes you have to get between platforms when you need to change trains
the train's location in real-time.
Sounds crazy, crazy cool. [Doffs hipster hat]

Apple Watch Appdate:
The black screen of doom is no more, we stayed up all night pressing refresh on that appstore to get a Watch so we could make the Watch app as reliable as our iOS app. Let us know if we have reached this nirvana - use the hotline to report bugs or give us feedback:

Magic Sauce?
Its like Jackson Pollock in Nandos!

Have a safe and pleasant journey

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Customer Reviews


Love this app - makes it so quick and easy to buy train tickets or look up prices. Would be handy to be able to scroll through the different train time options though, rather than having to keep loading earlier/later trains.

Doesn't include underground stations

Times are often wrong. Some trains are not listed. Especially the last train of the night is often missed off. When you ask for later times it just shows the same trains over and over again. I would say your better off with google but the trainline website has the same problems as does national rail. Oh I pray for an accurate train timetable website like we had years ago before these guys messed it up !

Watch app fixed (kind of)

Good to see the watch app has now been fixed.

Train tracking is not very easy via the watch. Each time you open the app on the watch it loses the train you were tracking and you have to start over!

thetrainline cheap tickets live train times
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  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.1
  • Size: 27.9 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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