1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Add this app to your lists is the UK’s leading independent train ticket retailer. This is our award winning train times and tickets app for all your rail travel needs.

View live train departure, arrival and platform information – the same as you would at any national rail station. You can say goodbye to paper tickets – we now offer mobile barcode tickets on selected routes so you get your train ticket sent straight to your mobile phone.

With’s app you can check train times and find out what platform your train leaves from all on your phone – no need to queue in a line in front of the station live departure boards anymore. Buy tickets up to 10 minutes before you travel for all train operators to all national rail destinations; then collect your train tickets from one of any of over 1000 rail stations or try the new mobile barcode tickets.
And you can still get the same great savings on train tickets as you would on our website.
We love trains and we’re confident this is the only app you need for all your train travel needs!

Check Train Times:

• Live Trains - Access live departure and arrival information including platform numbers for all trains from National Rail.

• View the live progress of your train and see which stations it calls at as well as any delays on your train line or, changes to train times and platform numbers.

• View your ‘next train home’. The app finds the nearest station to where you are and lists the departure times of the next trains to your home station.

• Easily identify the train which gets you to your destination soonest with our new “Fastest” feature.

Your one stop train journey planner:

• See recent and save favourite journeys on your home screen – making it easy to re-use common rail journeys and stations

• See nearby stations in a list or on a map and access the live departure boards using your phone's location services.

• View station information including maps.

Buy train tickets on the go:

• Buy train tickets up until 10 minutes before boarding the train and collect from over 1000 stations.

• Create an account and book the same range of train tickets as on website.

• Save your preferred payment card making it simple to buy again without having to hunt out your card details.

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Recently changed in this version

Try our new ‘pin this train’ feature to track a train on its journey from your home-screen.

Find trains that have already left, which is great for checking if you are going to get in on time.

Booking a ticket is even quicker, add your journey details to your calendar and share them with a friend.

Tap your ticket collection code to make it GIGANTIC.

When you book a ticket with us, we will now send you useful notifications - just remember to log in.

Comments and ratings for thetrainline
  • (69 stars)

    by Lee Wilding on 26/09/2014

    How ever has not got this app needs to because it is so amazing

  • (69 stars)

    by Patrick Masukume on 26/09/2014

    Still 2 learn to use it fully.

  • (69 stars)

    by Carol Mack on 26/09/2014

    Can't fault it, been a life saver at times.

  • (69 stars)

    by Louise Goodwin on 25/09/2014

    Disappointed as trainline don't quote the cheapest fares also can't switch easily between standard and 1st class tickets when searching. Otherwise app is fine.

  • (69 stars)

    by Tony Crean on 25/09/2014

    Only used it a few times but it works well

  • (69 stars)

    by Jack cameron on 25/09/2014

    Excellent application

  • (69 stars)

    by Cristo Robert on 25/09/2014

    Rare to find a proper useful app. This a real good and handy one. Very clever. Thank you