Based in the United Kingdom, The Trainline is an independent ticket provider that offers tickets for all of the mainland UK rail companies. Fares vary in term of price range and are applicable to the journey that you choose.
What makes getting tickets from The Trainline so desirable is that it allows you to book tickets not just in advance, but right up till 6 PM before the day you wish to travel. Moreover, tickets bought in advance are subject to a £10 per ticket fee incase an amendment is requested and are generally non-refundable.
Off-peak Trainline tickets can be reserved at all times, however, travelers can only use them on the specified off-peak trains. Then there are ‘Anytime tickets’, which can be acquired any time before traveling. These tickets offer utmost flexibility. However, these are extremely expensive and offer travelers to reserve a seat.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets over the internet, bear in mind that the delivery of your tickets is dependent upon your post code and how far in advance you have purchased them. Tickets that have ample delivery time are sent to the traveler through postal mail. However, you can easily pick them up from any self-service ticket machine that is available at most rail stations and other selected locations.
If you do not wish to wait for the ticket to arrive through post, Trainline Tickets offers a print at home option too! All you need to do is choose the ‘print at home’ option when purchasing them online. Once done, you would need to carry the payment card that was used to buy the ticket and you need to be named the lead passenger over the ticket.
A booking fee of £1 is charged over all tickets booked online. Multiple trips that are booked in a single transaction will be subject to a £1 fees. Any changes and refunds made on a purchased ticket will be charged at £10.
It is also possible for businesses to open a business account at The Trainline. With the best travel management software in place, businesses can track their travels and keep an eye on their spending. If your organization manages to spend £200K per year on United Kingdom rail service are eligible for receiving Corporate Account services.
Travelers can even book transportation arrangements through Rail Line. They can choose the nearest car from the various car services located closest to your destination. Hotel reservations and special travel days are offered by Trainline tickets for important activities and events.