New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve

It’s that time of year again, talk of New Year’s Eve and parties has begun, the pressure to out-do last year’s celebrations is mounting and the baby sitter is on hold.  So where are you going?  What are you doing?

If you fancy a change from the local pub or dinner parties, or maybe you haven’t even done anything for the last few years, how about actually going out OUT, to another place, another city altogether?

We’ve got some great ideas in some of the greatest towns and cities to inspire you.  And once we’ve done that, we’ve not only got great prices on train tickets, but book through us and we can get you great deals on hotels too!  What’s not to love?


The capital city, hosts to some of the best New Year’s Eve fireworks in the world not to mention bars and clubs, you will be spoilt for choice if you decided on London as your destination.

This year’s fireworks are ticketed so be sure to buy yours in advance if that is what you are solely going for. Go to the Greater London Authority website for tickets.

The fireworks can be seen for miles around however, so you don’t necessarily have to be in the hub of the action to enjoy them.

Seeing the fireworks from the water in undoubtedly the best seat in the house so why not book a Thames cruise?  Depending on your budget, there are a variety of options to choose from.  Visit the website for further details.

If you’d prefer to head indoors to see in the New Year, the options are endless.  From a meal at one of London’s finest restaurants to comedy clubs, pub crawls or clubbing. London is a lively and vibrant city, at least once in your life you should see in a brand new year in the capital.


Perhaps the most famous New Year’s Eve Celebrations, certainly in the UK, are held in Edinburgh.  Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party is listed in the ‘top 100 things to do before you die’ book and also appeared as the only festival to be included in the Discovery Channels top 25 travel experiences.

With live bands and DJ’s, the city centre comes alive with the festivities culminating in world class fireworks at midnight.  Locals mix with visitors from all over the world to create an atmosphere like no other.

Travelling there by train couldn’t be easier and Edinburgh train station is a ten minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, the stunning backdrop to the celebrations. We would advise considering splitting your ticket to make some serious savings on the price of your ticket.  Use our best fare finder widget to buy your ticket now!


Why not head for the coast and a night of opulence and decadence at the famous Grand Hotel?  The Empress Suite Black and White Ball is a night of sheer luxury.  Champagne reception, five course meal followed by after dinner dancing to a nine piece band.  Throw everything at your evening and book a room too, The Grand offer packages well worth looking into.

With Brighton only just over an hour from London by train, and the Grand Hotel a ten minute walk from Brighton Railway Station, it couldn’t be much easier to get to, making getting there by train seem like the easiest option.

Use our best fare finder widget to price up your ticket.  Remember to book ASAP to get the best deals and see our page on split ticketing (LINK) to see if you can split your journey up to save even more money.


If you fancied celebrating New Year’s Eve slightly off the beaten track, perhaps you have children in the picture and want to turn the night into a little holiday, something slightly more wholesome, then heading west to Cornwall could tick all those boxes for you.

Newquay hosts a now traditional fancy dress parade through the streets, ending in Central Square ready for the countdown at midnight.  Fun for all the family, it’s a great way to embrace the New Year and entertain young children.

The fireworks stem from Newquay Harbour, a seven minute walk away so if Central Square is getting to busy you could wander down and watch from somewhere along the harbour wall.

Use our best fare finder widget to price up tickets to Newquay.  Consider splitting your ticket, this could save you a considerable amount of money.  See our page on split ticketing for further information.

Whatever you decide to do, make the first decision to book your train ticket in advance, now.  Making great savings now can only add to the fun you will have come New Year’s Eve!

* Savings not available on all routes. Savings only available on Advance fares.

† Fares sourced from Prices based on cheapest available one way Standard Class Advance ticket, excluding booking fees. Prices are based on payment with a debit card and ticket collection from the station. Saving calculated against cheapest fare available on the day.