Tuesday, August 9, 2022
- Advertisement -
Home Train Operating Companies Trainline says record number of US tourists exploring UK by train

Trainline says record number of US tourists exploring UK by train

American tourists are booking rail tickets to explore the UK in record numbers this summer, according to new figures released today by Trainline, Europe’s leading train and coach app. Sales of UK rail tickets to US-based customers in June are up 16% on the same period in 2019, the last year before the impact of Covid travel restrictions.

In welcome news for the rail industry, there are increasing signs that American tourists are ready to choose the train and explore beyond London during their vacation. Seven of the top 10 destinations sold by Trainline to US customers are outside London, with American tourists favouring visits to cities renowned for historic architecture (Edinburgh; Cambridge; Oxford; Leeds) or major cultural attractions (Manchester; Liverpool; Leeds).

The 10 most popular UK rail destinations for US-based travellers, as sold by Trainline in June, are:

  1. London King’s Cross
  2. London Paddington
  3. Edinburgh Waverley
  4. London Euston
  5. Manchester Piccadilly
  6. Cambridge
  7. York
  8. Liverpool Lime Street
  9. Oxford
  10. Leeds

Mike Hyde, Chief Data Officer for Trainline, comments: “Tourist destinations across the country should be preparing for an influx of American visitors this summer. Not only is there pent-up demand from the end of Covid travel restrictions, but our US guests are also showing a desire to travel sustainably as more choose the train to explore the country than ever before. This is a great opportunity for the benefits of tourism to be spread across the UK, and a welcome source of growth for the rail industry.”

Trainline retails tickets for over 80% of rail routes in Europe through its technology platform, Platform One, and its data shows this trend continues across the continent.

image_pdfDownload article
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Most Popular

GRAHAM supports Knife Angel anti-crime monument visit to Teesside

Civil engineering specialist GRAHAM has helped to bring national anti-violence monument, The Knife Angel, to Teesside, donating the costs of transporting the Angel to...

Chiltern warns strike action will put “significant pressure” on its network

Train operator Chiltern Railways has warned customers that due to strike action on other operators, services will be extremely busy on Saturday 13 August.   Queuing...

Network Rail’s Brighton team celebrates its first visit to Pride in Brighton & Hove

Network Rail colleagues said they were proud to play a part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of Pride in Brighton on Saturday, celebrating the...

Community Rail Awards 2022 announces shortlist

Community Rail Network are excited to announce the shortlisted entries for this year’s Community Rail Awards, sponsored jointly by Northern and Transport for Greater...
- Advertisement -