Rail Ticket Service
Whether you are a seasoned train traveller or new to the experience, it is good to know that you can travel with confidence
Ffestiniog Travel proudly advocates travelling by rail and has its own, dedicated ticketing department – Myrailtrip (www.myrailtrip.co.uk) - providing a one-stop shop for rail journeys throughout the UK and Europe. A knowledgeable and friendly team can plan your rail travel, ensuring the best price and most convenient route. As agents for the main ticketing and rail operators throughout Europe, Myrailtrip can secure the best deals and offer more routes than any other retailer. No matter how complex, large or small your journey is, we are here to make the buying of rail tickets as easy as possible.
Whatever your reason for choosing to travel by train within the United Kingdom, Ffestiniog Travel’s Myrailtrip service can assist you in finding the best ticket for your journey. Booking in advance can often be an ideal way to ensure the best possible price, so be sure to discuss with us your travel requirements and we will advise on any special offers available for your journey and contact you when your tickets are available. It is often cheaper to book early and travel outside of busy times, there may also be opportunities to upgrade to first class for a nominal amount. In addition we supply railcards which can lead to substantial discounts over the entire network. If you are over 60, travelling with children, aged 16-25 or a full time student this is well worth considering.
We can recommend the best route and tickets for your journey, whether it is a simple transfer from one city to another or a more complex journey through several countries. High speed links are opening up travel in Europe and we are happy to recommend whichever may suit you, either as your sole mode of transport or in conjunction with more cultural and historical lines. In addition to “point to point” tickets, a range of passes exists for more extensive exploration. InterRail passes are available in many versions starting from three days in a month in one country up to a whole month’s unlimited travel throughout Europe. Alternatively, the best way to see Switzerland is to use a Swiss Pass offering unlimited travel on railways, boats and most alpine post buses, covering a network of over 16,000kms plus a reduction of 50% on funiculars, mountain railways and many cable cars. The Swiss Pass also allows free travel on transport services of 38 towns and cities.
Don't forget to ask for tickets from your home station, in most cases we can offer CIV tickets to London International. These fares, in addition to including the London Underground from your terminal station to London St Pancras, offer a level of flexibility and assurance that normal ATOC tickets don't. If your connecting train is late then Eurostar are bound by the International Conditions of Carriage (Convention Internationale pour le transport des Voyageurs or CIV) to carry you on the next available service.
Some of the most evocative images of travel are those of the great train journeys of the world. In Canada – The Rocky Mountaineer and Canadian; In Australia - The Ghan, The Indian Pacific and The Overland; In Russia - The Trans-Siberian and Trans Mongolian. Ffestiniog Travel can advise and book many of the iconic train journeys of the world. We are also UK Sales Agents for Japan Rail Passes. If you are contemplating touring a continent or country and have considered rail as the most enjoyable and sustainable way to travel, why not discuss with us the various options available?
The www.myrailtrip.co.uk website is constantly changing, providing news updates on train travel and special offers. Visit our website to find out more about our train ticketing services or click on the following links to read copies of the Myrailtrip Newsletters and Emailshots.
Comments about Ffestiniog Travel in a Eurostar Mystery Shopper Report run by RailFuture in 2011:
“The only one-stop-shop using the telephone for tickets from the UK to all of Europe would seem to be Ffestiniog”
"Ffestiniog Travel – Fantastic! Helpful operator who took details and said she would email back as they were very busy. Was able to offer prices and times of trains from Nottingham to both Paris and Interlaken. If required she could obtain Paris Visite Cards as well."