*This post is in collaboration with the Trainline and although it is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
This summer has treated us well weather wise. In fact, a little bit too well with all this heat and sunshine! What has been great though is that it has been so easy to get out and about. We love having days out and we always make the most of our weekends together, because I’m at work all week. It’s great to have something planned, but at the same time it is lots of fun to have a last minute spontaneous trip as well. The Trainline app helps us, especially as busy parents, in both these situations and it’s an app I’ve been using for years now.
Trainline is Europe’s leading train and coach app. They work with lots of rail and coach companies to offer their lovely customers travel options to thousands of different destinations in 37 different countries. And their Trainline app makes booking your travel super easy. You can get live times and departure information, stay on track with platform and departure notifications, list your seat preferences and hunt for empty seats with BusyBot.
Other great features are that you can book as close as 10 minutes before departure – great for last minute people like me! You can choose whether you want a mobile, paper or eticket (on selected routes). And if you, like me, often travel for work, you can also get expense receipts through the app as well. Lots of great and helpful features!
An important feature/tool to mention by itself is Trainline’s in-app Price Prediction tool which predicts how long there is left to buy train tickets at the cheapest available price. It clearly shows when Advance tickets are likely to go up, which means we can see how long left we have to book before the price goes up. It makes it much easier to catch a good deal!
Using our Trainline app we chose to go to Brighton. The Price Prediction tool told us we would save if we booked now so we did. We always love going to Brighton in the summer. So much to do and see and lots of things to enjoy in the lovely weather. I’m sure we’re not the only ones who think so! It’s great to see we were still able to pick up a really good deal so close to us going on our little day out.
The kids get so excited about day trips out and loved packing their bags with lots of snacks, toys and games for the journey. They absolutely love travelling by train or bus so the journey to where we are going is always as much of an excitement as the actual location. The best thing about travelling by train, for me, is that I don’t have to worry about parking!
The Trainline app is so user friendly and easy to use. Everything is easy to navigate and you can quickly find out any information you are after, such as live departures. You can book tickets in a flash and it’s really easy to see all your options with the way the times and ticket prices are laid out. It’s definitely one of the easiest travel apps I have used and you can create an account to make things even easier and more personal.
As I mentioned above, I have used this app for quite a long time now and it’s been good to see it develop over the years. The features we like the most about it are:
The Trainline app is the perfect app for parents planning days out with young families. It allows you to make travelling with kids as easy as possible. We are going to keep using our Trainline app to plan fun family days out over the summer and beyond, and I’m also going to keep using it to manage all my business travel as well. Here’s to lots more low cost journeys. Woo! Come join us by downloading the app, via the App store or Google Play now.