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Transport for Wales

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If you're after Transport for Wales train tickets, look no further. At TrainPal, we'll show you where Transport for Wales can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find Transport for Wales tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Keep reading for more information on classes, onboard amenities, destinations, and cheap train ticket tips.

About Transport for Wales

Transport for Wales (TfW) was created by the Welsh government in 2016 to oversee public transportation in Wales. As Arriva Trains Wales' contract to provide rail services in Wales comes to an end in 2017, TfW began negotiating a new 15-year contract with the rail provider. In May 2018, Transport for Wales awarded the contract to KeolisAmey Wales to operate the Wales and Borders rail network. Kevin Thomas, executive director of Transport for Wales Rail Services, commented, 'Our customers, the people of Wales and the Borders, deserve rail services that match the Welsh government's vision. We know that people have high expectations for the transformation that will take place in the coming years. We are determined to earn their trust and develop a rail service that exceeds their expectations. All public spaces are carefully cleaned, including platform furniture, signage, bulletin boards, lighting, waiting shelters, overhanging vegetation, parking lots, pedestrian bridges, station buildings and the removal of ingrained historic graffiti.' Under the Transport for Wales brand, we have used the most services in the history of TfW being set up Rail service over 50 miles is now the cheapest ever as Transport for Wales (TfW) launches its first pricing initiative. During the coronavirus pandemic in February 2021, the Transport for Wales group was created by the Welsh government as a wholly owned nonprofit company. Transport for Wales Rail (ltd) was created as part of the TfW group to take over the management of the Wales rail network and borders from KeolisAmey.

Transport for Wales Route Map

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Unsure about where to start your Transport for Wales adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London, you can enjoy high-speed services to destinations like Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester. Transport for Wales are one of the primary rail operators in the UK, providing services from London Euston and a number of major terminals including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Many of the routes feature high-speed services with no changes required, making Transport for Wales an excellent alternative to air travel if you're looking to traverse up or down the length of the country.

What can Transport for Wales offers

We are promoting the Welsh Government's vision of a high-quality, safe, comprehensive, affordable and accessible transport network that the people of Wales are proud of.
  • 1. Capacity Checker
  • This capacity checker tool helps you identify trains that are frequently full and trains with more empty seats* so you can choose the best time to travel.
  • 2. Commuting Less? Choose Multiflex
  • Commuting Less? Choose Multiflex
  • How to Get Cheap Transport for Wales tickets

    Looking for cheap train tickets on Transport for Wales routes? We've got you covered! Check out the suggestions below and discover tips you can use to save on your next train journey.
    Book in advance
    Book in advance
    If you're planning your journey in advance, take note that UK train tickets are generally available to book 3 months before the departure date. Keep an eye out for Advance tickets - they tend to be cheaper but have the potential to sell out quickly, especially on popular routes.
    Travel Off-Peak
    Travel Off-Peak
    Looking to save on UK trains? Book reduced fares by selecting times of the day that aren't so busy. When you search for trains with us, we'll show you all of the options available for your trip and point out low-priced recommendations.
    Split Tickets
    TrainPal can help travellers save up to 95.25% of the original rail fare in the U.K. In addition to the traditional split ticketing features, TrainPal also offers a flexible split ticketing option which give travellers the best value to help you save even more. First class split tickets are also available.
    Use your Railcard
    National Railcards offer up to 1/3 off train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a TrainPal Railcard.

    Transport for Wales Train Classes

    Standard Class

    • Free Wifi
    • Comfortable seats

    First Class

    • Free WiFi
    • Larger seats
    • Wheelchair-accessible toilets
    • Complimentary drinks and snacks
    • Our chefs have created some fantastic new menus for you to try

    Travelling with a Railcard

    Travelling with Transport for Wales a few times a year? Get a Railcard and you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys. Click on one of the Railcard types below to see the various eligibility requirements.

    /railcard-guide/16-25-railcard

    · Great for ages 16-25 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £189!
    · 3-year Railcard available to under 24s only

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    /railcard-guide/26-30-railcard

    · Great for ages 26-30 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £251!

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    /railcard-guide/two-together-railcard

    · For ages 16+ couples travel together
    · Named passengers save 1/3 on eligible fares
    · £15 each! Best discount for couple travel

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    /railcard-guide/family-and-friends-railcard

    · Great for families who love to travel
    · 1-4 adults save 1/3 on eligible fares, 1-4 children save 60%
    · Average annual savings up to £114!

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    More info about Transport for Wales

    Q:
    Do your trains have WiFi?
    A:
    There is free WiFi connection on most of our rail services.
    Q:
    Will toilets and waiting rooms be open at stations?
    A:
    Yes, waiting rooms and toilets should be open. Hand wash and hand sanitiser should also be available to use.
    Q:
    Is onboard catering available on the trains now?
    A:
    We are currently operating on a reduced schedule - on some flights we provide trolley meals. We also provide full meals, including restaurants, on six Mark IV flights, which operate from Monday to Friday.
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