Is there a particular station you want to avoid or travel via?
Railcards must be carried on the journey with your tickets
You have chosen a flexible search. You can add your travel preferences as part of the booking process.
On the Ten minute reservations page, use the boxes to tell us
where you are travelling from and to and we will show you the
trains on which ten minute reservations by SMS are available.
In order to make your reservation, simply send a text message
with the text code for the appropriate train to88008, using the
three letter station code for each station. For example, if you
wish to make a reservation in Standard on the 0800 Bristol to
Cheltenham service, please text 'TMR BRI CNM 0800'. If you would
like to make a Ten minute reservation in First Class on the 0757
Birmingham to Manchester service, please text 'TMR BHM MAN 0757
If there is a seat available we will make the reservation for
you and will send your reservation details back to you by text
message. If it is not possible to make the reservation, we will let
On our Voyager and HST services you will find your seat
reservation displayed in the electronic seat reservation system. If
there are problems with your seat reservation, please speak to the
Train Manager. On our Turbostar services, it is not possible to
reserve a seat on the day of travel.
Seats which can be reserved during the train's journey will
display the message 'Available, but reservable
en-route(origin)to(destination), e.g. 'Available, but reservable
en-route Bournemouth to Manchester'. This means that the seat is
currently available but may be reserved by other customers during
the train's journey. If you buy a ticket with a reservation,
or use our Ten minute reservation service, the display will change
to reflect your reservation.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you hold the correct
ticket for the journey you are making. A ten minute reservation
does not replace your travel ticket. See our Terms and conditions for
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