Did you know?

Almost 20% of European passenger rail journeys take place in the UK

We all know the bad things about trains...

  • They can be busy at peak times

  • It can seem more expensive than driving

  • They can have a bad weather day

But there are lots of good things too!

  • Comfy and relaxing…

    A lot of trains have Wi-Fi and power sockets.

  • Real time info

    Live departure and timetable information available.

  • Flexi work

    Avoid peak time trains ­for quieter and cheaper travel.

  • Eat, drink and be merry

    Stock up with refreshments at many stations.

  • Often much quicker

    With station parking for bikes and cars, door to door travel times are often much less.

  • So much greener

    On average, six to eight times lower CO2 per passenger than car travel.

  • Use your time productively

    ...or catch some Zzzzs.

Ashford to Tunbridge Wells

Return Trip (61.8 miles / 99.6 km)

Comparison between...

Car

Train

Money

Fuel = £9

Parking = £6

Totaling £15

Return Ticket = £17.80

or £11 with a season ticket

Time

59 mins

52 mins

Pollution

19.3 kg CO2

4.2 kg CO2

Train is the smartest option

It's more relaxing, and in most cases it's faster.

Plan your journey

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