UK Train Times & Train Journey

Last updated: 05 Oct, 2023

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On our website, you'll be able to see whether your train is on time for almost every train route in the UK, which stations it's calling at, and much more. If you have TrainPal App, you'll also be able to see where your train is, whether it's left the previous stations on time, and we’ll even tell you if there are any other train services you can catch that will arrive earlier than the one you're looking at.

If you're looking to check departures and arrivals for each station, see live departures and arrivals.

Is my train on time?

This is a pretty common question. Our train time tool can show you if your train is on time or not. If it's delayed, we'll tell you what time it's due, and if it's been cancelled, we'll let you know when the next train is coming through and give you options to re-route your journey if there’s another way.

How can I check the first & last train times?

Although most UK train companies follow a standard Monday–Friday and weekend service timetable, there are sometimes alterations to these times that could affect your journey. Most trains in the UK, except special services to some airports and London's Night Tube, do not operate 24/7.

Most services across the country stop between around 01:00 and 05:00 each morning to let trains have a break, but it's quite easy to search for the first train of the day using our tool – simply type in your departure (from) and arrival (to) stations and choose a time within this morning window.

To search for the last train of the day, select a time late in the night and use the earlier or later toggles to scroll through to find the last train of the evening. If you're one of the unfortunate ones who's missed their last train, the tool will tell you when the first train leaves the next day.

Today's Train Timetable

Most train companies in the UK generally release their tickets and timetables around 1–3 months in advance, so you can search for your journey ahead of time. Make sure you check back again closer to the date of travel, as train timetables can sometimes change as it gets closer to the departure date.

Today Train Time Table

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Guidelines For Train Travel

(1) Check out our UK Train times & Train Journey to find the latest train travel updates for the UK.

(2) You may be able to get a refund or compensation for delays to your journey. Visit our help to refunding a UK train ticket and Delay Repay UK compensation to find out more.

(3) Need assistance during your journey? Read our accessible train travel tips (on TrainPal App) for more details on accessibility on UK trains.

(4) Find out if any planned engineering work will affect your journey.

UK train routes & timetables FAQs


What happens if my train is cancelled?


(1) If your train is canceled and you still decide to travel, we recommend asking staff at the station for guidance. In most cases, you'll be able to take the next train to your destination. (Where possible, the train company will arrange a taxi or replacement bus if you miss the last train due to a missed connection. If this is the case, you may not be entitled to a refund.)

(2) If your train is canceled and you decide not to travel, you'll be entitled to a full refund. To cancel, go to "My Bookings", select "Refund" and choose train cancellation as the reason for the refund. Tickets are refundable for 28 days after the ticket expiry date.


How do I claim compensation if my train is delayed?


(1) If your train is delayed and you still decide to travel, you may be entitled to compensation. The amount of compensation you can claim depends on the operator you traveled with. However, if you do decide to travel, you won't be able to refund your tickets.

Each train company sets its own compensation rules. To claim delay compensation:

Step 1: Download TrainPal App

Step 2: Log in to the current account on TrainPal App or sign in with the contact email of your order on TrainPal App

Step 3: Agree to import tickets in TrainPal App - My tickets

Step 4: Find your bookings in "My tickets" and scroll down to "Manage my bookings".

Step 5: Select "Delay repay".

Alternatively, you can claim compensation by going to

(2) If your train is delayed and you haven't used your ticket, you can request a refund as you would if the train was canceled. For more details, see the answer to the question "Can I cancel my ticket due to special circumstances?".