wi-fi on-board National Rail trains

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.

Avanti West Coast

Wi-Fi is available on all Avanti West Coast services.

c2c

Free Wi-Fi service is available on board c2c trains and at all c2c railway stations.

Caledonian Sleeper

Free Wi-Fi is available on board, and at the station for all guests. 

Chiltern Railways

Wi-Fi is available free of charge on all Chiltern Railways trains and stations.

CrossCountry

Wi-Fi is available free of charge on all CrossCountry services. More information can be found here.

East Midlands Railway

Wi-Fi is available free of charge on all East Midlands Railway intercity trains and a number of station too. More information can be found here. 

Gatwick Express

Free Wi-Fi is available on Gatwick Express services and at the station. For a guide on how to connect, please see here.  

Grand Central

Free Wi-Fi internet is available on all Grand Central trains. For full information and how to connect, please see here.

Great Northern

Free Wi-Fi is available on many mainline trains running between London Kings Cross, Cambridge, Kings Lynn and Peterborough. You'll know if you're on one as you'll see a blue Wi-Fi logo on the door as your board. More information can be found here.
Wi-Fi is available at selected stations provided by O2, further information including a list of stations with Wi-Fi available please see here.

Great Western Railway

CompliMentary Wi-Fi is available on most Great Western Railway services  - Look out for the ‘Free Wi-Fi’ stickers. Information on how to connect can be found here.   

Wi-Fi is available at the main Great Western Railway stations and at most of the stations in Cornwall in waiting areas and on platforms. More information can be found here.

Greater Anglia

Free WiFi is available on most trains but WiFi on all services will start rolling out from June 2019. More information and FAQs can be found here. 
Greater Anglia Wi-Fi is subject to these terms & conditions.

Heathrow Express

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

Hull Trains

Complimentary 4G-enabled Wi-Fi is available for all customers for their whole journey on all Hull Trains services.

Island Line

Wi-Fi is not currently available on Island Line services.

LNER

WiFi is free on all LNER trains. LNER Wi-Fi uses mobile data connections to give you coverage up and down the route. It automatically selects the best connection in the area, for a drop out-free signal. More information on how to connect can be found here

London Northwestern Railway

London Northwestern Railway have free Wi-Fi available on board their services. They also have an entertainment package across the network. More information can be found here. 

London Overground

Wi-Fi is not currently available on London Overground services. 
However, Wi-Fi is available in the ticket halls and corridors of 79 London Overground stations. The first 60 minutes will be free of charge and will be operated by "The Cloud".

London Underground

Wi-Fi is not currently available on London Underground services. Full information can be found here. 
However, Wi-Fi is available in the ticket halls, platforms and corridors of 260 London Underground stations.

Merseyrail

Wi-Fi is not currently available on Merseyrail services. However free Wi-Fi is available at the following Merseyrail stations:
  • Liverpool Central
  • Moorfields
  • James Street
  • Hamilton Square
  • Conway Park.

It will be introduced at Liverpool Lime Street Low Level station and the Old Hall Street entrance to Moorfields in the near future.

Northern

Wi-Fi is available on selected services. All trains will have free Wi-Fi in the near future.

Wi-Fi hotspots are available for use at a number of stations. Customers are requested to access Privacy policy & Terms of Use documents before logging in. These can be found here.

ScotRail

Free Wi-Fi is now available on most ScotRail routes. You can find it in over 50 stations and 18 different train routes across the ScotRail network. Carriages fitted with the new equipment have appropriate signs on their windows and doors. Eventually, it is planned that all routes and stations will have free Wi-Fi available.        

A full list of routes and stations which have free Wi-Fi can be found here.

South Western Railway

Free Wi-Fi is available on-board all South Western Railway services.
South Western Railway are also planning to introduce 5G enabled Wi-Fi in the near future, more information can be found here. 

Southeastern

Free Wi-Fi is available on Southeastern services. Information on how to connect can be found here

Southern

Free Wi-Fi is available on Southern's trains, these are marked by a blue WiFi logo on the door as you board.       

For a guide on how to connect, please see here. 

TfL Rail

Wi-Fi is not currently available on TfL Rail services.

Wi-Fi is available at selected stations. Further information is available from TfL.

Thameslink

Wi-Fi is available on some Thameslink services - you’ll know if you’re on one as you’ll see a blue Wi-Fi logo on the door as you board.       

Wi-Fi is available at selected stations provided by O2 and further information and a list of stations that Wi-Fi is available at, please see here.

TransPennine Express

Fast, free and unlimited Wi-Fi is available at Huddersfield, Manchester Airport, Middlesbrough, Selby, Stalybridge and Warrington Central stations. Please look out for 'O2WiFi' to sign in.

Free Wi-Fi and entertainment is available on all TransPennine Express services. More information can be found here.

Transport for Wales

There is free Wi-Fi connection on all of Transport for Wales rail services (Class 150, 158 and 175 trains). The Wi-Fi service, dependent on mobile network service availability, allows passengers to carry out tasks like browsing webpages, access apps and check emails.More information on how to connect to this can be found here

West Midlands Railway

Free Wi-Fi is available on board West Midlands Railway services. They also have an entertainment package across the network. For full information please see here.