Web site which lets you book tickets on any train on any service in the UK.

Run by Virgin, but I believe Stagecoach have a hand in running it, and Cap Gemini are behind the infrastructure.

It's fairly reliable, but sometimes leads you into believing you can buy a certain combination of tickets, but then won't let you purchase them without giving a reason (eg. some heavily discounted tickets aren't allowed in conjunction with some railcards, but they show up as possible fares anyway)

The site has two faces;

  • www.thetrainline.com - damn funky design, but sometimes slow due to heavy promotion
  • www.virgintrainsfares.co.uk - more suited to booking tickets on Virgin Trains services, but still offers the full range of tickets on other services.