Hire a Train
Leave the limousine behind, there's a special way to arrive in your own style at your destination. Hire a full private train or just an exclusive carriage. Our dedicated team will ensure that every element will be perfectly planned, from branding and themes to the smallest detail and light bites to a five-course dinner with fine wines. It's your journey so you can customise it to your desires, though all in good taste of course.
Your group deserves to travel with expertly crafted style, comfort and perfect timing. Whether for corporate entertainment, team transport, or a private function, we can provide the seamless coordination to meet your needs and your party's expectations.
If you know exactly what you want to get out of your journey, we will arrange everything with military precision and planning, because we love it when a plan comes together.
However, if like many of our customers, chartering your own train is new to you, give us a call for some helpful advice on making your train truly your own.
Alternatively you can hire a carriage or two for your team. Your party will be able to travel in the privacy and security of their own carriage, so you can keep an eye on them! Get in touch with us and we'll start making all the arrangements for you.
Enjoy a choice from our seasonal menu or let our onboard chefs create a custom menu especially catered for you and your party (whatever your tastes may be).
With train chartering you'll end up fully satisfied whether you're looking to tuck into a full dining area and silver service or light bites with the usual hot refreshments if you prefer a more casual affair.
We can work with you to tailor the experience to the theme of your trip. Wow your guests by going off the beaten track and creating a unique environment by dressing the carriage interiors. You can also take it a special step further by decorating the station with a welcome theme to match your event. There's nothing better than arriving to a great reception.
If you need to travel onward from the station, our team can arrange your helicopter, coaches, limousines or limobikes to suit your requirements for a smooth getaway.
We'll also take care of your bags and security planning arrangements to ensure that your journey runs effortlessly, just like we do when mobilising some of the country's premier football teams and corporate functions, with their complicated onward travel needs.
Chartering offers you the privacy that you need. Whether simply hiring a carriage (or two) to get the team on their way to Wembley, or an entire train of lavish corporate hospitality for the races, we provide security at the station and onboard, so you can expect to see no unwelcome guests.
From simple security arrangements to the most intricate requirements, trust our team to balance safety and privacy with subtle, yet effective, security measures.
Choose the Virgin Trains experience and benefit from low carbon travel, demonstrating you're making tracks for corporate sustainability.
Our high-tech Pendolinos not only use fewer resources, but through clever engineering emit a massive 78% less carbon dioxide per seat than domestic airlines – that's a carbon saving worth talking about.
Every time a Pendolino brakes, it reduces energy and pollution, by returning electricity to the grid. Your company might use low energy light bulbs to help save energy.
Our Pendolinos return enough power to the supply system each year to light over 1.8 million of them.
We like to think of our trains as a destination in their own right. But look out of the window and you'll be spoilt for choice.
Our routes take customers from Scotland, through the Lake District, down past the stunning scenery of the west coast, not forgetting the beautiful north Wales coastline, then through the hills and dales, through the midlands into the bright lights of London – and back again.
It's a network covering hundreds of miles, taking in some of Britain's most vibrant cities, including: Edinburgh and Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham and of course London.
To start planning your journey, on your very own train see our routes and stations.
You can charter one of our trains anywhere on our network. We can plan your own personal schedule for you working around the timetables.
Our timetable team – experts in rail scheduling – will work with Network Rail and other users of the line to enable you to plan a personal timetable that works for you. Don't worry if you're running a little late, the train won't be going anywhere without you.
Alternatively you can take an existing train on our improved public timetable – making the most of the high frequency services, where trains can travel from Glasgow to London in 4hrs 31mins.
So now wherever you want to go, we've got a train or an exclusive carriage ready for boarding at platform you.
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Wider seats, extra legroom, complimentary food, drinks and Wi-Fi all make First Class with Virgin Trains a very special experience.
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