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Local trains in London are rail services that cross the city and extend the subway network. Most rail lines connect efficiently with the Underground and can be paid for with the Oyster card. In addition, there is the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), which serves east and southeast London.
You can buy a single or return ticket from the ticket office and machines at the train stations. Travelcards (travel cards) can be used on local trains. Check in advance that your travelcard covers the areas you will be travelling through.
The Oyster Pay as you go card is accepted at almost all rail service stations* including the London Overground (on the map, the orange line). It is cheaper to buy an Oyster pay as you go card than to pay for a ticket in cash. The amount depends on the lines you use.
*You will not be able to use Oyster pay as you go or travelcards on Heathrow Express and some other services. See the Oyster website for more information.
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Brighton The most famous seaside town in the south of the country is only 1 hour by train from the English capital. Services depart every half hour from Victoria or London Bridge, and leave in the heart of the city, where it is worth tasting a fish and chips in front of the sea, take a dip in summer or admire its architectural gems. Its gastronomic effervescence invites you to start the day with a brunch in one of its cafes, to continue strolling through its streets among fashion stores and art galleries. One of the best ways to end the visit before returning to London is strolling along the Palace Pier, the pier of the city, inaugurated in 1899.
Salisbury and Stonehenge One of the most emblematic places in England, Stonehenge, is located less than two hours from London, making it the perfect getaway to get away from the bustle of the city and connect with nature and the magic of the place. The nearest station to reach the megalithic monument is Salisbury, which is about 90 minutes from London’s Waterloo and Paddingron stations. From the town, buses run to Stonehenge (the journey takes about 20 minutes), although there are also other Neolithic and Bronze Age ruins worth visiting, such as the remains of Durrington Walls, the largest Neolithic earthen settlement in the UK. Before returning to the capital, expect Salisbury Cathedral and the lively streets of Fisherton and Milford Hill.
To travel by train from the UK to Belgium, the easiest and fastest option is to include the direct Eurostar train from London to Brussels (ticket price from 35 EUR, travel time 2:15). Buy your ticket via the booking links provided. There you can also find timetables and ticket prices. Book in advance to get tickets at reduced prices.
To purchase train tickets for your trip from the UK to France, use one of the booking links below. First try to book your entire trip in one step. If this is not possible, split it with tickets from your departure station to London (1), a ticket for the Eurostar train London to Paris (2) and from Paris to your destination (3).
To travel from the UK to the Netherlands by train, the fastest option is to include the direct Eurostar train from London to Amsterdam (ticket price from 50 EUR, travel time four hours). Buy your ticket via the booking links provided. There you can also find timetables and ticket prices. Book in advance to get tickets at reduced prices.
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You can buy train tickets at major travel agents and at all railroad stations in the UK. First class tickets cost around 33% more than a normal ticket and buying a return ticket can sometimes be cheaper than buying two separate tickets.
You will find the fastest and most comfortable trains on the main lines. This is why it is always advisable to reserve your seat in advance, especially if you want to travel during peak hours such as Friday afternoons. Trains on the main lines have a restaurant car and air conditioning and are very fast; getting to Edinburgh from London, for example, takes just over 4 hours.
If you have a disability and need assistance, call National Rail Enquiries for passenger assistance at least 24 hours before your journey. A yellow line above the window of a train indicates a first class compartment. Please note that even if the train is full, you cannot sit in the first class area without paying the full fare.