For Trains in the United Kingdom
The cheapest way to buy tickets for travel in the United Kingdom is directly through the rail operators in question. Before you do that though, you may want to check National Rail Enquiries for timetable information, and also to use their Cheap Fare Finder.
The Trainline offers an excellent UK rail booking system, with customers saving an average of 43% if they book in advance. They also have an excellent cheap fare finder, which is great if you don't mind too much what day or time you travel. The only down-side is that they charge a small booking fee if you choose to buy your tickets with them.
For Trains in Europe
We've teamed up with a couple of European rail ticket providers, to provide a great range of ticketing options for your journey. If you can't find the route you are looking for in the booking forms and websites shown below, check the 'Travel Information' section of the route's page on Grounded Travel to find out if there are any special booking instructions.
Voyages SNCF is the UK's leading supplier of European rail tickets. They are a subsidiary company of SNCF French Railways, which gives them unrivaled knowledge and booking abilities.
Use the list at the bottom of the page to buy tickets for trains in Europe through Voyages SNCF.
Want to cross the English Channel by train, but want to take your car so that you can drive at the other end? The Eurotunnel is probably for you. Far quicker than a ferry, the Eurotunnel transports vehicles and bicycles underneath the channel between Folkestone and Calais.