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.


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 for 4 weeks or £209 per year to Standard Class customers.

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

Arriva Trains Wales

WiFi is not currently available on Arriva Trains Wales services.


Free WiFi service at all c2c Railway stations.

Caledonian Sleeper

WiFi is not currently available on Caledonian Sleeper services.

Chiltern Railways

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.

East Midlands Trains

WiFi internet access is available on East Midlands Trains to and from London St Pancras International. It is free to First Class customers and available in Standard Class for £4.00 per journey (up to 3 hours), £6 per day, £30.00 per month (valid for 28 days) or £300 per year.

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

Gatwick Express

WiFi is not currently available on Gatwick Express services.

Grand Central

Free WiFi internet is available on all Grand Central trains.

Great Northern

WiFi is not currently available on Great Northern services.

Great Western Railway

WiFi is available on the Sleeper services and many of Great Western Railway daytime services - Look out for the ‘Free WiFi’ stickers.

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

Heathrow Connect

WiFi is not currently available on Heathrow Connect services.

Heathrow Express

Complimentary 4G-enabled WiFi is available on all Heathrow Express services.

Hull Trains

Free WiFi internet is available on all Hull Trains services. When on a 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 Hull Trains WiFi Guide.

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 available on 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. However WiFi is available at the following Merseyrail stations, Liverpool Central, Moorfields, James Street, Hamilton Square and Conway Park.


WiFi is available on services between Leeds and Doncaster, Skipton, Ilkley and Bradford Forster Square.


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

  • Edinburgh – Glasgow
  • 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.

WiFi is also available at many stations served by ScotRail, including Edinburgh, Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, Partick, Exhibition Centre, Anniesland, Paisley, Mount Florida, Dalmarnock, Falkirk High, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William, Ayr, Kilmarnock, Linlithgow, Wemyss Bay, Kirkcaldy, Helensburgh Central, Dunfermline, Stirling, Edinburgh Park, Haymarket, Dundee, Gleneagles, Airdrie, Arbroath, Cambuslang, East Kilbride, Johnstone, Kyle of Lochalsh, Leuchars, Polmont, Rutherglen, Balloch, Aviemore, and Wick

South West Trains

Wi-Fi available to passengers on the Class 444, and now also 450, ‘Desiro’ electric trains running on the South West network, from London Waterloo to Weymouth and Poole, to Portsmouth and also on outer-Suburban routes.  The Class 444 coaches are predominantly white in colour, whilst Class 450s are blue, and all trains with Wi-Fi available will be clearly labelled on board.


WiFi is not currently available on Southeastern services.


WiFi is not currently available on Southern services.


WiFi is not currently available on Great Northern services.

TransPennine Express

Fast, free and unlimited WiFi is available at Huddersfield, Manchester Airport, Middlesbrough, Selby and, Stalybridge stations.

WiFi is not currently available on TransPennine Express 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.

Virgin Trains East Coast

WiFi internet access is available on Virgin Trains East Coast trains, in Virgin Trains 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 visit www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/wifi