About the basket

Booking train tickets for multiple journeys? We've introduced a handy, new shopping basket to the website to make booking your train tickets with us even simpler.

All you need to do is select the journeys you would like to make, pop them in your shopping basket, which you can now see at the top right of your screen and buy all of your selected tickets in one. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide to using the basket:

  • Head to www.nationalrail.co.uk and begin planning your journey
  • If you have multiple journeys you would like to make, add the first into your basket by clicking the ‘Add to My Basket’  button to the right of your selection
  • Plan up to nine additional journeys  and add to your basket
  • You may amend details of your selected journeys in the basket by clicking the ‘Edit’ option beside your ticket
  • You can choose which train company you would prefer to purchase ALL of your tickets from, by clicking on the drop down menu above your tickets and choosing one from the list when you are ready to check out
  • When you are happy with your selection, click ‘Buy now’ and you will be handed over to your train company of choice to complete your purchase


It’s important to note, that although your selected tickets will appear in your basket for a maximum of 24 hours, they are not reserved for you until you make the final purchase, so availability and price are subject to change. Confirm your purchases early to secure the cheapest fares for your basket journeys.