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Trains to London: Overview

Main Train StationsKings Cross, Waterloo, Euston, Victoria, Liverpool Street
Popular Destinations in the UKManchester, Brighton, Edinburgh, Cardiff
Popular Destinations in EuropeParis, Brussels, Bruges, Amsterdam
Nearest Coach StationLondon Victoria CoachStation
Avg Train Ticket Price£ 39.67
Train Companies
  • Virgin Trains
  • Cross Country
  • Transpennine Express
  • Eurostar
  • More

Trains to London: Overview

London is easy to reach by train from almost all major European cities. You can catch direct trains from British cities like Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham or Manchester, as well as continental locations that include Paris and Brussels. Indirect connections to cities like Berlin, Barcelona and Milan are also simple to arrange. In-depth travel and visitor information can found on our London city guide.


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Trains to London FAQ


Which train operating companies run trains to London?

International trains to London are all operated by Eurostar, and terminate at St Pancras International, just to the north of the city centre. Domestic train services are provided by a range of companies, including Virgin Trains, Southern, East Coast and Great Western Railway.

How to find cheap train tickets to London?

How far in advance to book trains to London? The best time to book trains to London in advance is about 2 months before your ideal date of departure.
For people wanting to travel to London by train, it can be worth buying a railcard before setting off. These entitle the holder to one-third off train tickets on National Rail services. For people regularly planning to take the train to London, the Network Railcard is valid for people of any age to travel in the London and Network South East region. However, these are just one way to ensure you save money, there are other steps you can follow in order to book cheap train tickets.

What are the main train stations in London?

London has a number of major train stations near the centre of town - including Victoria, Waterloo, King's Cross, London Bridge and Liverpool Street. Which one you use depends upon the direction that you are coming from, but all of them are on the underground network and are connected to central destinations via the bus system.

Tips for travelling on the Tube


How much is it to travel on the London Underground? If you're planning on travelling with a standard single ticket be prepared to pay £4.90 within zones 1 - 3. This is compared to purchasing an Oyster Card and travelling for between £2.40 - £3.30 during peak times, and £2.40 - £2.80 during off-peak times.

When purchasing an Oyster card travellers have to pay a £5 deposit, although when you're done with your Oyster card you can hand it in at any information desk and get the deposit refunded.

Travellers can now also use contactless payment cards to travel on the tube and bus network and are charged the same as if using an Oyster card. Just tap your contactless card on the yellow circle to use.

There is a price cap on the London transport system which means that you'll only ever be charged a certain amount per day. If you go over this amount you can still travel as much as you like but you will no longer be charged. The cap for zones 1-2 during off-peak hours is £6.60, the prices steadily go up the further outside the city you travel, for example, if you travel from zone 1 out to zone 6 the daily cap is £12 during off-peak hours.

Remember if you want to stand on the escalators stay right if you want to walk, walk on the left side.

'Rush hour' is between 07:30 and 09:30, and between 17:00 and 19:00, these are periods where it can become extremely busy in the stations, trains and on the platforms, you'll find some stations in the centre will close briefly from overcrowding, if you're not in a rush then grab a coffee and let it pass.


London Train Station Information


Before you head out to explore the, frankly quite confusing, London public transport system, find information on which tube lines operate, if WiFi is available and the opening times at each one of London's major train stations, ensuring your journey runs as smoothly as possible.

London Euston

  • Mon - Fri: 06:00 - 00:00
  • Sat: 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sun: 07:00 - 00:00
  • Victoria Line
  • Northern Line
London Waterloo

  • Mon - Sun: 24hrs
  • Jubilee Line
  • Northern Line
  • Bakerloo Line
London Victoria

  • Mon - Sun: 24hrs
  • District & Circle Line
  • Victoria Line
London Liverpool Street

  • Mon Sun: 24hrs
  • Central Line
  • Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Line
London Bridge

  • Mon Sat: 04:45 - 01:00
  • Sun: 5:25 - 01:00
  • Jubilee Line
  • Northern Line
Charing Cross

  • Mon - Sun: 04:30 - 01:05
  • Bakerloo Line
  • Northern Line
Paddington

  • Mon - Sun: 24hrs
  • Bakerloo Line
  • Circle & District Line
  • Hammersmith & City Line
Kings Cross St. Pancras

  • Mon - Sun: 24hrs
  • Bakerloo Line
  • Circle Line
  • Piccadilly Line
  • Hammersmith & City Line
  • Northern Line
  • Metropolitan Line
  • Victoria Line
Cannon Street

  • Mon - Sun: 05:00 - 01:00
  • District & Circle Line
Vauxhall

  • Mon - Sun: 24hrs
  • Victoria Line
Fenchurch Street

  • Mon - Fri: 04:30 - 01:30
  • Sat: 04:30 - 02:00
  • Sun: 05:30 - 01:30
  • None
Farringdon

  • Mon - Fri: 05:00 - 00:45
  • Sat: 05:00 - 00:45
  • Sun: 07:00 - 00:30
  • Circle Line
  • Hammersmith & City Line
  • Metropolitan Line
Clapham Junction

  • Mon - Sun: 24hrs
  • None

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Everything you need to know about London Euston train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Bridge train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Kings Cross train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Charing Cross train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Victoria train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Liverpool Street train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Paddington train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

* Information may be outdated (testing value)

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