Free travel for Ukrainian refugees

We're joining other UK train operators in providing free train travel to Ukrainian refugees on the National Rail network.

To help Ukrainian nationals travelling to the UK, we are offering free onward travel on National Rail services to get refugees to a safe place.

To make use of this scheme, you will need to show your Ukrainian passport and a boarding pass or ticket showing your arrival into the UK.

The offer is valid across all train operators in England, Scotland and Wales, and you will have 48 hours from arrival in the UK to complete your journey.

You will be able to use London Underground/DLR services if your journey requires you to travel between London national rail stations.

Frequently asked questions

Eligible people are Ukrainian nationals who have arrived in the country in the past 48 hours.

The journey can be claimed within 48 hours of arrival. The initiative will run for three months when the industry will review it.

You will not need a travel permit. You only need to show a Ukrainian passport and a boarding pass (or ticket) showing arrival into the country within the last 48 hours.

All the information is on National Rail Enquiries - it will be translated to Ukrainian and Russian in due course.