ebookers now offer rail travellers the opportunity to book tickets through their website, combining hotels, flights and car hire into one reservation.Visit ebookers
ebookers is acting as a pacesetter in the UK rail network, becoming the first third-party site offering rail tickets right across the UK rail network.
This is part of a major change in the way we can buy train tickets. The growth in sales of tickets is expected to accelerate with customers able to go to a range of online sales outlets rather than the current norm which is the rail operators' direct sites.
This means that ebookers can now package rail and hotel bookings in the same way that flight and hotel bookings are often made.
Customers can now book tickets right across the 21 UK rail operating companies, allowing journeys to and from more than 2,500 train stations.
In future the company plans to move into the European railway market and to integrate flight and rail bookings so that home to destination bookings with hotel accommodation will become possible.
For the moment though, the service is limited to the UK, where a daily 20,000 train services are run, with the potential to combine this with a stay at one of the several thousand UK hotels ebookers offer.
This content was last reviewed on 30/01/2018