Stay on track with the free National Rail Enquiries App, Great Britain’s number one destination for train timetables and travel information. Get live train times and cheap tickets from all the major train line operators.

National Rail Enquiries lets you plan, book and keep up to date with all your train travel in one easy app. Manage your journeys across the Great Britain train network with My Travel, plan new routes with our comprehensive journey planner and receive real time travel updates. Personalised to you, you can check timetables, set up travel alerts, find out about disruptions fast, track your train and save your favourite journeys. You can also search for cheap train tickets.


• Click to buy tickets - We link you directly to the train operator so you can find the cheapest fares. No booking or credit card fees.

• My Travel – Set up personalised travel updates. Save your favourite journeys and stations. Find the next train departure home and get relevant live updates from across the network at a glance.

• Journey Planner - Plan your journeys with up-to-the-minute travel information and track the progress of trains and as well as being alerted to disruptions on the line along your route.

• Live Train Times - View real-time departures and arrivals boards for any station in Great Britain.

• Progress Tracking - Find out exactly where a train is along a route, from A to B and everything in between.

• Watch a Train - Pin a train to My Travel to watch its progress across the network with a single tap.

• Real Time Push Notifications - Get timetable disruption alerts sent straight to your phone or watch as they happen.

• Wake-up alerts - Avoid missing your stop or getting caught out when the train divides or arrives at its destination.

• London Underground and DLR - Plan your journey to or from London Zone 1 Underground and DLR stations.

• Taking you from A to B, put in a postcode and get the best route planner to the nearest station

• Alert Me - Get notified of your next train, its platform number and any known delays as you approach your departure station

Apple Watch integration:

National Rail Enquiries also offers an Apple Watch app which syncs with your smartphone. At a glance, learn about any disruption to your travel plans and view all the critical travel info you require, now from the convenience of your wrist.

• Up-to-the-minute updates on your favourite journeys.

• View live departure information for the station you select, or activate the GPS to access details of stations on lines nearest to you.

• View your recent live trains on your watch for live departure information on the move.

• Receive notifications of any timetable delays to network rail services.

(The Apple Watch is compatible with iPhone 5 and above)

National Rail Enquiries gives you live times and all the journey planner information you need about fares so you can buy cheap tickets for all journeys with the major train line operators across Great Britain:

    Arriva Trains Wales
    Caledonian Sleeper
    Chiltern Railways
    East Midlands Trains
    Gatwick Express
    Grand Central
    Great Northern
    Great Western Railway
    Greater Anglia
    Heathrow Connect
    Heathrow Express
    Hull Trains
    Island Line
    London Midland
    London Overground
    London Underground
    South West Trains
    Stansted Express
    TfL Rail
    TransPennine Express
    Virgin Trains
    Virgin Trains East Coast

Find all the information you need about train fares and times then buy the cheapest tickets fast. Enhance your train travel experience - Download the FREE National Rail Enquiries app today.

What's New

Version 9.4.5

Bug fixes and GDPR compliance

Ratings and Reviews

1.9 out of 5

37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Unreliable - was better before


I've used this app for ages and it used to be one of the most useful I had but it's become too unreliable in recent versions. Frequently says not connected to the Internet even when it is and everything else is working fine - usually happens when you are in a rush to catch a train and trying to get information in a rush, which is the point of having the app on the go. Giving platform information was one its most useful features but a few weeks ago the platform info started to be incorrect and now it just isn't giving it anymore. Really annoying - if you have to go look at the departure boards anyway to find the platform, you might as well not bother with the app. Plus I travel through Waterloo, Victoria and Clapham Junction all the time, all really big stations with around 20 platforms so knowing which platform to aim for in advance can make a big difference in which side of the station to approach from / which tube exit to take etc. Occasionally it does some kind of data update and wipes all your favourite stations and seems to make saving regular journeys overcomplicated. A real shame - I used to use this daily but have pretty much given up after such poor functionality lately.

Thanks a lot for making me late for work


I've used this app loads and never had any big problems (dodgy connectivity I could deal with). However today when I had to take a different route than normal, I found that in "plan your route", although it showed every possible train route from 5am in the morning (completely unnecessary), as well as all the routes for up to seven hours later, it didn't show the one that I'd looked up the evening previously and had planned to take. "Oh well" I thought, "I must have got it wrong". I looked up the next one and waited, now certain to arrive late for a meeting. Nearer the time I went back to look again, just to check the time of the connection, and found that DETAILS OF THE JOURNEY I WAS ABOUT TO TAKE HAD COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED FROM THE LISTING. That's right, folks, I was probably right in the first place and therefore unnecessarily late, it's just that in its wisdom this app had thrown a rod and decided not to show details of the next train out. By the way "live trains" has never worked for me - I get "no routes available" every time. Now I can't trust this app any more and I'm back to using the web-based site instead where this doesn't happen. What a useless pile of crap this app is.

Dysfunctional, clunky… needs a huge revamp!


I will echo all the criticisms you can read in other reviews here. So far I'd been using this app for months, only to check live departures (hence the 2 stars, generously). But today I tried purchasing a ticket for the first time ever on it – and it simply did not deliver! I think it struggles too much with the fact that's it's an app linking through to another app (the actual train service provider), which in turn tries to link through to a payment app (in this case, PayPal). I patiently waited and waited after ticking the PayPal option, tried twice (5 minutes apart), but nothing happened. Only a blank page. Useless. I then moved over to the mobile website: there, however, no problem at all. So I'll save myself some storage space on my phone and shall most gladly DELETE this app until some time in the future *maybe* I'll hear friends telling me it's been thoroughly reworked (if that's on the cards at all for National Rail). But am not holding my breath…


Train Information Services Limited
32.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© Train Information Services Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. Ad-free version £4.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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