All about Train Travelling and Unique Experiences by Train
Train travel is quite an experience in itself. It is relaxing, comfortable and a great way to meet people. It is the greener way to go, reducing the carbon footprint by not flying. As well, you see more when you don’t fly (not to mention the turbulence!) – beautiful parts of the country that you travel through which you wouldn’t otherwise experience. Add a touch of adventure to your relaxing, comfortable and scenic journey, you have a quintessential odyssey.
I enjoy my train journeys immensely and with great pleasure I share my experiences of train travel with you along with recommendations for some timeless great train journeys.
What to expect from this page on All about Train Travelling
While travelling by train is an ideal way to get from city to city, it may not always be a smooth ride. It can be confusing for first timers especially. Therefore, this page on All about Train Travelling is designed to give you all the information you need on Train Travel.
In All about Train Travelling, you will find the best guides on how to get cheap tickets for your experiences in the UK without compromising on comfort and quality plus ways to avoid mistakes. This page also offer suggestions on Unique Experiences by train which you may want to add to your bucket list.
Safety in Public Transportation
A point to note when travelling by train in the UK is the law governing safety in public transportation at various regions. Here are some links for you to familiarise yourself with.
Updated: November 1, 2021
All about Train Travel experiences in UK
“When you travel by train, it is all about the journey …”
From the mountains of Wales, the romantic coastlines of England to the dramatic and jagged coastline of Scotland, train travel takes you through unforgettable scenery. Add a touch of adventure to your relaxing, comfortable and scenic journey, making train travel in UK a quintessential odyssey.Read the article in its entirety
The UK has one of the best rail networks in the world. It is well connected from city to city and a swift journey along beautiful countryside is quite an experience to be had. However, the train network is a little complex with 28 national train companies operating throughout the UK. To avoid confusion as to which train companies to select, it is best to focus on the route you want to travel on rather than the train company to travel with.Recommended Read – Trainline in Britain
When in Britain, take the opportunity to explore the best of Britain by train. You can explore Britain and UK by train either independently or by guided tours. Sometimes, the best experiences are had by being part of an organised tour. This post has some of the amazing experiences by train which you may want to explore.Recommende Read – Unique Train Travel Experiences
Being in the City of London, the familiar transport Londoners use are the London Underground, affectionately known as The Tube and the iconic Red Bus of London. For anywhere out of London, Trainline has been my favourite. However, once in the north of England and Scotland, it is different. Still trains but it is the First TransPennine Express (FTPE) that has a piece of my heart, perhaps probably because of their cheerful service and Blue is one of my favourite colours!Recommended Read – First TransPennine Express
What do you think? Is this post valuable to you in planning your train travelling in Britain? If so please let me know in comments below or via Contact Form, I would love to hear from you.
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Have a lovely time exploring the UK by Train 🙂
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Travel resources at a Glance
Planning your dream vacation? Excellent! Here are all the Resources and Practical information you need for your self-guided or guided vacation.
1 | Legal entry/Tourist travel Visa
Check Visa requirements with iVisa, a leading independent company in the travel documentation industry.
2 | Flights
I have a few choices. Search Google flights because they offer very competitive prices. You could also try Opodo for cheap airfares. For special experiences, go to On the Beach and Jet2Holidays. My all time favourite has been Qatar Airways for long-haul flights for the comfort and their first-class service. I use British Airways as well. For all other global deals >> kiwi.com
3 | Accommodations
My favourite website for booking hotels is booking.com – I love their flexible cancellation policy which means I’m covered till the last minute. I also like that the totals show up for the whole stay so it helps me budget better. Other favourites of mine are Millennium & Copthorne Group of Hotels and Resorts for their consistent high quality accommodations and service. You could also take a look at the Radisson Hotels chain that caters for all budget. For accommodations in UK that has a personal touch and affordable luxury, stay at Hotel du Vin.
4 | Unique experiences & tours
My all time go to resource for unique experiences and tours is Get your Guide. I am also a fan of Viator for their special deals. You shall find suggestions on recommended tours sprinkled throughout TTS on each experience I write about.
5 | Travel insurance
Never travel without travel insurance and never overpay for travel insurance! Before purchasing any any travel policy, read through the terms to ensure that the plan is right for you and your trip.
6 | Travel essentials
Never travel without these! I use and fully endorse all the products on this page but especially: High powered wireless power bank, Universal travel adapter and unlimited portable pocket wifi.
All about Train Travelling and Unique Experiences first published at timelesstravelsteps.com and is regularly updated.
November 1, 2021