Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Travel advice and guidance - please visit here for more information

 

Timetable updates - please visit here for more information

 

Book up to 16 October 2021 on selected routes - please visit here for more information

Trains to London

Whether you choose to explore tourist hotspots or lesser-known areas, England's capital has something to offer everyone

Journey details

  • Under 5s travel free

  • Add another railcard

Buy train tickets for any journey in Great Britain

Your recent searches:

Choose date & time

Going
departing after

Looking for dates further in the future?

Train operators can only release tickets for sale up to 90 days in advance.

But don't worry, you don’t have to miss out - Be the first to hear when tickets are available with our FREE ticket alert.

E-mail me when tickets become available Back to calendar

Station Finder

London is a truly unique city. With things to see and do ranging from the London Eye and the Tower of London to the theatres of the West End and the Royal sights of Buckingham Palace, London offers experiences that cannot be had anywhere else in the world. As the world's most visited international city, it's no wonder that trains to London are increasingly popular as people flock to the 'Big Smoke' to discover it for themselves.

FAQs

How many train stations are there in London? +

London is served by the following major train stations: London Euston, London Marylebone, London Paddington, London St Pancras, London Victoria, and London Waterloo.

How far is the city centre? +

All major train stations are at the heart of London city centre, making travelling easy.

What are London’s airports? +

There are six major airports in London: London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, and London Southend.

How can I get cheap tickets to London? +

Try travelling during off-peak hours to reduce the cost of travel. You could also save 1/3 of every journey with a railcard – providing you’re eligible. Make sure to check our cheap tickets page for more tips on how to get cheap train tickets to London.

 

London Art Galleries

Art galleries are always popular cultural destinations, and nowhere does art galleries better than London. Both Tate Britain and Tate Modern are located at the heart of the city, offering late night openings as well as educational days out. For art lovers, the London Tate galleries are a must-see. If travelling by train to London, you can reach the Tate Modern via Blackfriars train station, which is 800 metres away. To get to Tate Britain, Vauxhall train station is again just 800 metres away.

EDF Energy London Eye

No trip to London is complete without a ride on this world-famous big wheel. Get a bird's eye view of the Houses of Parliament and many other London landmarks as you slowly take a trip around the Eye. It's romantic yet great fun for everyone, especially families. Situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, the Eye is easily accessible from Waterloo station, which is around a five-minute walk away.

West End

For a true cultural experience, the West End will surpass all expectations. With shows including Grease, The Lion King, Chicago, Thriller and Blood Brothers, there's something to please all tastes. The venues themselves, including the Lyric Theatre, are also cultural icons that add to the West End's charm. Piccadilly Circus tube station is located in the heart of the West End, making it easily accessible by train and underground.

Dover Street Market

Offering a retail and gallery experience with a difference, Dover Street Market is a must for shopaholics and anyone who appreciates fashion. The brainchild of Rei Kawakubo of Commes Des Garcons, this chic multiplex offers eclectic creations from designers like Alaia, Lanvin and Rodarte, alongside Kawakubo's own signature collections but you don't have to buy anything to enjoy this market. The closest tube station is Green Park, which is only a short walk away.

The River Thames

There are a multitude of activities on offer when it comes to the Thames. From speed boat rides to leisurely lunch cruises, there is something to fit all moods and weather conditions. Whichever way you choose to explore the river, you're sure to get a fantastic view of some of the city's most spectacular landmarks. A number of different trains to London provide easy access to the river and its attractions.

Catching a train to London

If you know that you are travelling to London ahead of time you have a great chance of securing a cheap train ticket by booking in advance. Just reserve your seat up to 15 minutes before you board a CrossCountry service via our website or our Train Ticket app, subject to availability.

For more information on how you can find cheaper train tickets to London, visit our special offers page.

Direct CrossCountry routes to Stansted

Get live information on direct CrossCountry routes to Stansted

A Splendidly British Bucket List of Must-See UK Cities

We’ve piled together a Great British Bucket List from five of our favourite cities, for locals and tourists alike.

Find Out More

Discover the Best Vegan Restaurants in the UK

From vegan junk food to vegan cakes, discover the UK's best vegan restaurants

Find Out More

Enjoy the Best Pride Events in the UK

Check Out Our Guide to Pride Parties Across the Country

Find Out More

Did you find this page useful?