WiFi Facilities

An increasing number of train operating companies are providing on board WiFi facilities. WiFi provision is more commonly available on long distance inter-city routes as opposed to shorter commuter routes. The charges and availability varies with different train operating companies as below.

 

Arriva Trains Wales

WiFi is not currently available on Arriva Trains Wales services.

c2c

WiFi is not currently available on c2c services.

Chiltern Railways

WiFi is available free of charge on all Chiltern Railways mainline trains.

CrossCountry

WiFi is available on all CrossCountry long-distance services. A guide to the charges for Standard Class passengers is available here.

First Class passengers can enjoy free of charge WiFi.

East Coast

WiFi internet access is available on East Coast trains, in East Coast First Class Lounges and throughout York Station. 

On-board WiFi is free for First Class customers. In Standard Class, customers get 15 minutes free usage. After this period, access costs are £4.95 per hour, or £9.95 for 24 hours.

For more information, please download the East Coast user guide.

East Midlands Trains

WiFi internet access is available on East Midlands Trains ‘mainline routes’ to and from London. It is free to First Class customers and available in Standard Class for £4.00 per journey, £7.50 per day, £40.00 per month or £299.00 per year.

WiFi access on board East Midlands Trains services is subject to these terms and conditions.

First Capital Connect

WiFi is not currently available on First Capital Connect services.

First Great Western

First Great Western are to trial free WiFi on trains running on the London Paddington - Oxford - Worcester route. WiFi is not currently available on all other First Great Western services.

WiFi is available at some First Great Western stations through the public provider 'The Cloud'.

First Hull Trains

Free WiFi internet is available on most First Hull Trains services. When on a First Hull Trains service, simply log-on to hulltrains.on.icomera.com (a short registration form needs completing for first-time users).

More information is available from the First Hull Trains WiFi Guide.

First Transpennine Express

WiFi is not currently available on First TransPennine Express services.

Gatwick Express

WiFi is not currently available on Gatwick Express services.

Grand Central

Free WiFi internet is available on all Grand Central trains.

Abellio Greater Anglia

WiFi internet is now available for all customers travelling on Inter-City services between Norwich, Ipswich and London. This is provided free to First Class customers, or for £2.95 per trip, £19 per month or £209 per year to Standard Class customers.

Abellio Greater Anglia WiFi is subject to these terms & conditions.

Heathrow Connect

WiFi is not currently available on Heathrow Connect services.

Heathrow Express

WiFi is not currently available on Heathrow Express services.

Island Line

WiFi is not currently available on Island Line services.

London Midland

WiFi is not currently available on London Midland services.

London Overground

WiFi is not currently available on London Overground services. However WiFi is currently being installed to 56 London Overground stations a map of which can be seen here. The first 60 minutes will be free of charge and will be operated by "The Cloud".

Merseyrail

WiFi is not currently available on Merseyrail services.

Northern Rail

WiFi is not currently available on Northern Rail services.

ScotRail

Free WiFi is now available on board ScotRail trains that run on the following routes:

  • Edinburgh – Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High
  • Edinburgh / Glasgow – Aberdeen / Inverness
  • Aberdeen – Inverness
  • Fife Circle (Edinburgh via Dunfermline / Kirkcaldy)
  • Glasgow / Edinburgh – Stirling / Alloa
  • Glasgow Central – Edinburgh via Carstairs
  • Glasgow Central – Ayr / Largs / Ardrossan Harbour
  • Glasgow Central – Gourock / Wemyss Bay
  • Edinburgh – North Berwick / Dunbar

Carriages fitted with the new equipment have appropriate signs on their windows and doors.

The continuing roll-out means that almost half of all ScotRail trains will have WiFi by April 2015.

South West Trains

WiFi is not currently available on South West Trains services but will be in the near future. More details can be found here

Southeastern

WiFi is not currently available on Southeastern services.

Southern

WiFi is not currently available on Southern services.

Virgin Trains

WiFi internet is available on the majority of Virgin Trains services. Stickers on board the train indicate if your service is Wi-Fi enabled.

The service is free of charge for First Class customers and chargeable in Standard Class, via a number of payment options.