I am planning an itinerary in the UK, and I am surprised Google Itinerary just proposes car or walk, no train.

Is there a website for finding the best train itinerary in the UK?
It must take into account most rail companies and all subway/tube/underground/overground/metro varieties.

  • Google Maps has added mass transit in the last year or so.
    – ale
    Commented Apr 2, 2013 at 12:53

3 Answers 3


In addition to Mikes answer, you can also use:

  • thetrainline.com - Provides information for National Rail tickets and train times. It usually displays the cheapest ticket price available and also displays other specials offers on attractions, hotels etc

  • TFL Journey Planner - Provides a Journey Planner for use on the Tube network in London. If you are travelling around in London I would suggest you purchase an Oyster* card as it is significantly cheaper than buying tickets on the day.

*Oyster cards cannot be used on National Rail - there are only available for use on the London Tube Network.

  • Thanks, TFL is what I needed! It allows finding what the fastest way to go from a particular place in London to another city like Cambridge, even including bus!
    – nic
    Commented Apr 1, 2011 at 1:48

Try http://www.nationalrail.co.uk, which should have most of what you need.

  • Definitely the best webapp for this.
    – seanyboy
    Commented Mar 30, 2011 at 8:40
  • It does not know underground stations, for instance Stockwell or Camden Town. I need something like Google Maps does for Japan: everything from local underground stations to major lines.
    – nic
    Commented Apr 1, 2011 at 1:44

You can also try Rome2rio . It can do door-to-door directions including trains, buses and flights. Their coverage includes National Rail.

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