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.
WiFi is not currently available on Arriva Trains Wales services.
WiFi is not currently available on c2c services.
WiFi is available free of charge on all Chiltern Railways mainline trains.
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.
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.
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.
WiFi is not currently available on First Capital Connect services.
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'.
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.
WiFi is not currently available on First TransPennine Express services.
WiFi is not currently available on Gatwick Express services.
Free WiFi internet is available on all Grand Central trains.
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.
Greater Anglia Wi-Fi is subject to these terms & conditions.
WiFi is not currently available on Heathrow Connect services.
WiFi is available free of charge throughout the train on Heathrow Express services.
WiFi is not currently available on Island Line services.
WiFi is not currently available on London Midland services.
WiFi is not currently available on London Overground services. However Wi-Fi 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".
WiFi is not currently available on Merseyrail services.
WiFi is not currently available on Northern Rail services.
Following a successful trial period, ScotRail are rolling out Wi-Fi to trains that run on the following routes:
- Edinburgh – Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High
- Edinburgh / Glasgow – Aberdeen / Inverness
- Aberdeen – Inverness
- (Fife Circle) To and from Edinburgh via Dunfermline / Kirkcaldy
- Glasgow / Edinburgh – Stirling / Alloa
Carriages fitted with the new equipment have appropriate signs on their windows and doors. Wi-Fi enabled trains will join the network at a rate of 5-6 trains per month starting from March 2013.
The original trains that were fitted with Wi-Fi will remain in service.
WiFi is not currently available on South West Trains services but will be in the near future. More details can be found here.
WiFi is not currently available on Southeastern services.
WiFi is not currently available on Southern services.
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.