Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Train travel in the U.K.

Jump to last reply

My 13-year old daughter and I are leaving this week for a 10-day trip to England & Wales. We will only be traveling by rail only over the course of 5 days: from Oxford to London, from London to Cardiff and then back to London. (I'm assuming we can get to Hampton Court from London via tube -- please advise if that is incorrect or you have better travel advice!) I have three questions:
1) Given how few train trips we plan to take, will it be cheaper to buy individual tickets rather than a Eurail (or other?) pass?
2) What is the difference between 1st class and standard class in the UK system? How much more expensive is 1st?
3) What is the best way to purchase rail tickets in London? Should I buy in advance on-line? I know some schools will be on spring break and am concerned about getting reservations.
Thanks for any advice you can offer!

12 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Bologna, Italy Apartment Rentals
  2. 2 2 week limit. Start in Barcelona and end in Paris. How to fill the middle?
  3. 3 France and Spain in 14 days?
  4. 4 Ideas on what to do for Granddaughter's 12th Birthday in London
  5. 5 700 die off Italian coast in boat accident.
  6. 6 Scenic drive from Ghent to Amsterdam
  7. 7 A week in Paris
  8. 8 Ibiza, San Sebastian, Sicily or Nice??
  9. 9 Bayeux tapestry
  10. 10 Trip Report A Very Brief Report of My Recent Trip to Paris
  11. 11 Train tickets and Theatre tickets: how far in advance to book?
  12. 12 Ice Bar at the Nordic Sea Hotel, Stockholm
  13. 13 Non-Crowded Europe in Mid-July
  14. 14 What's on your Paris wish list?
  15. 15 which mountain for snow experience for non skier - first visit to France
  16. 16 Camino No-No
  17. 17 Day visit to Terezin Memorial - Tour or on our own?
  18. 18 9 days in switzerland
  19. 19 Day trips from Budapest and Vienna
  20. 20 Traveling with 6 in the Netherlands & Friesland - car or train?
  21. 21 Bus ride to Positano
  22. 22 Paris or Rome in March or possibly September/October
  23. 23 Help! Overwhelmed by Italy Trip Planning
  24. 24 Critique my 3 week Balkans Itinerary + Budget
  25. 25 Taxi from CDG to Paris for 4. Cost?
View next 25 » Back to the top