I was able to book tickets all the way from Devon to Italy on a single site and make a single payment rather than use multiple sites and make multiple payments for the same journey. Easy to use and clear results.
My only reservation is that some more unusual routes are not covered and you can only enter one 'via' location per journey. Otherwise great.
This is the second time I have used Loco2.com and can definitely recommend you to do the same. The dates I wanted to book weren't available but they emailed me to let me know they were now in the system and I clicked on the link and booked them straight away - no messing - no fuss - and also got terrific prices too. I shall continue to use Loco2.com for all my future bookings.
Initially had a fight with the website. Couldn't find out why I was experiencing difficulties and thought that whilst it should've been intuitive, it in fact wasn't. Phoned Kate at Loco2, explained the problems and found her responses and willingness to help very encouraging. It may have been down to my using Firefox, but eventually whatever was causing the gremlins disappeared and I was able to complete the purchase of return tickets to France with no further fuss. Would I use them again? Yes, as I take this to have been a one-off.
I was sceptical when I found this website since my previous experience of trying to book train tickets for Europe has been marred by frustration and failure. This site is so easy to navigate. My only reservation is that I have yet to collect my tickets!
I have no hesitation in recommending this excellent web site as it is so easy and friendly to use particularly when visiting many countries on one trip. I will be writing a book based around this particular journey so will be recommending the web site.
If you put in a long journey from Spain to England either the price is very high or it states that there are no available trains. However if you split the journey into each separate train journey you get a good price & it is very easy to use. Peter Darlington
I needed to book two sets of tickets, one for my sister travelling from Edinburgh and one for me travelling from my local station, Thornaby in north east England and thought it would be a nightmare until I found Loco2.com. It did take a couple of hours, checking details with my sister and making sure I allowed enough transfer time between stations and trains, but the information on the site is very clear on this and I was able to match the cheapest tickets with arrival times so we can travel on the same trains. It's very reassuring to be able to print at home the Eurostar tickets, as well as knowing that the CIV protection removes worries about missing connections through delays. I was even more impressed when I got a phone call explaining that our UK tickets had been issued without this protection and new tickets would be organised for collection at my local station. Would definitely recommend using Loco2.com and will use their service again.
I used loco2 for two reasons. It was cheaper than a couple of other sites I found for travel in Europe that would also have incurred bank charges for non-sterling payment. So paying on the loco2 in sterling saved me twice over. The second reason it's so good is that I can easily book local trains to London with CIV (in English this means a guarantee for onward travel if trains are delayed) to connect with Eurostar. I will be using loco2 again.
Loco2 is invauable in getting to grips with sorting out tricky train routes, times and bookings in Europe, including UK, at great prices. I've booked UK, Eurostar, and French trains so far - great value, and I will be using again in future. Easy to use with a bit of research into how the site & the trains work. A few minor enhancements, eg more precise seat booking would make Loco2 practically perfect.
Loco2 (which can either stand for "Locomotives 2" or "Low CO2") allows users to purchase a wide variety of train tickets throughout Europe, with a special focus on the UK, France, Germany, and Spain.
Searching for and booking is pretty easy. In many cases, tickets can be collected at a station or printed out at home, though in some cases, tickets must be sent by post (this only works to a UK address).
Slightly annoying for journeys that have very frequent service is that you can only select full hours as a start time, so if you want a ticket for an 8:47 train, you're out of luck if there are already half a dozen between 7:58 and 8:30.
Credit cards carry a surcharge and must support 3D-Secure; this was a little bothersome for me since my main credit card does not support this yet. I believe the choice to require this was done in order to reduce fraud, but it did increase the friction I experienced as I had to find a credit card that did support it.
Staff are helpful and answer queries in the forums, though answers may occasionally take a little while due to the small size of the company.
A good place to buy tickets, though with room to grow in a couple of places.
What a great site! Intuitive and straightforward to use and such a fabulously liberating facility to have at your fingertips. All my tickets were delivered promptly both electronic versions and the paper ones. The site came recommend from www.seat61.com and I can see why, I'll be using it time and again... when placing multiple bookings in your basket they can - understandably - time out, but they are easy to resurrect. A big thank your to Jamie & Kate