In addition to Railboard, many other train ticket apps are available to download on the App Store. For this list, we’ve rounded up the best and most prominent iPhone train ticket apps and summed up what makes them noteworthy.
Of course, we had to start with Railboard! Railboard can save you money with Split Tickets, doesn’t charge a booking fee, and has a strong focus on being easy to use.
Trainline is by far the biggest and oldest of all the ticketing apps, having launched its iPhone app back in 2009. In addition to UK trains, it also sells tickets for European trains and coaches.
In 2018 the Chinese travel company Ctrip launched TrainPal onto the UK market. Its customers like the ability to buy split tickets through the app.
TrainSplit is a subsidiary of Raileasy, which has been selling train tickets since 2007. TrainSplit is an industry leader in split ticketing, having first introduced it in 2014, and has some of the best algorithms for finding the cheapest splits.
Split My Fare
As the name suggests, Split My Fare is another split ticketing specialist retailer. In 2022 they launched their iOS app.
RedSpottedHanky is a brand that launched back in 2010, now owned by the European multinational company, Worldline.
Omio, formerly GoEuro, is a German travel company. In addition to selling train tickets in the UK and mainland Europe, Omio also sells coach, ferry, and plane tickets.
SeatFrog’s primary focus is on bidding to upgrade tickets, but they also sell regular train tickets.
Train Operating Companies
Every train operating company also has their own app; we’ve featured two below. Other notably popular iPhone apps from train companies include those for: South Western Railway (SWR), ScotRail, Southeastern, Avanti West Coast, Northern Trains, c2c, and Greater Anglia.
The LNER app has an impressive average rating of 4.9 stars on the App Store. Customers love how easy the app is to use.
Great Western Railway (GWR)
Based on the number of ratings on the App Store, the GWR app currently holds the crown as the most used train operating company app available.