Tips for Christmas Train Travel

  • Posted by Taylor Watson
  • December 10, 2017 9:42:41 PM PST
Make your festive journey as smooth as possible.

Make your festive journey as smooth as possible.

Plan your Travel

It may be a good idea to pack a good book or pick up a copy of our free magazine to keep you occupied. In addition, we suggest bringing a cell phone charger if you've booked a chair beside a socket, so as that way you can make the most of our free 4G Wi-Fi all of the way.

Stay watered and fed

The Retreat Café Bar in Coach B is completely stocked with hot and cold sandwiches, a variety of soft and alcoholic drinks, crisps, chocolate bars and candies. Pet e Pure You can also take advantage of meal bargain options and daily specials, saving the pennies for your destination. You can get a complete list of snacks and refreshments here.

Look outside

It may sound like a strange tip, but have a peek out of the window from time to time. The British countryside could be truly beautiful and inspired the poetry of both Philip Larkin and John Betjeman, therefore tear your eyes away from the cellphone to absorb your surroundings before you are back in a train station.

Stretch your legs

Though it's tempting to remain comfy in your chair for the whole journey, we recommend getting up at least once between channels during long journeys. This will let you stretch your muscles and keep your blood pumping, plus you could catch a bite to eat or pop to the loo whilst you are at it.

Seeing London

First Hull Trains can take you direct to Doncaster, Grantham, Retford and King's Cross. During the festive period, everywhere becomes a good deal busier than usual, particularly London. If you are travelling into the big smoke for Christmas or New Year, make sure that you're ready for huge crowds, changes to travel advice and all kinds of other surprises. Fortunately, the Transport for London site is here to assist with status updates, maps, journey planners, data on deliveries, and information for if you're travelling by bus, train, underground, plane, bicycle or even on foot.

Enjoy yourself!

We pride ourselves on offering customer and comfortable friendly train travels direct to the places you want to go. Sit back, unwind and enjoy your trip.