Gates Travel - Cumbria's Leading Independent Travel Agent

Gates Travel - Rail Ticket Specialist

International Rail Travel

Travelling by train across Europe has never been easier. With fast and frequent Eurostar services through the Channel Tunnel and excellent onward connections, you can reach many European cities without any of the time-consuming tedious airport check-ins and long taxi journeys.

Gates Travel are agents for Eurostar. Go direct from city centre to city centre by high-speed train between the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. Services can be booked up to 120 days in advance and the earlier you book, the better value the fares.

Onward journeys to all corners of Europe can also be arranged using Voyages SNCF, Deutsche Bahn, Renfe/Spanish Rail Services and more and we are able to supply virtually all types of tickets and seat reservations. Note some countries only make bookings available 2 or 3 months prior to travel date. In some instances multi-journey passes may be your best option, and this can be discussed based on enquiry details received.


Further Afield

We can also provide information, tickets and reservations for many journeys Worldwide, including Amtrak, Japanese Railways and Trans-Siberia.

Booking Process

Please be advised, for European rail point-to-point enquiries, we charge a non-refundable £25 deposit to start our investigations. This amount will be deducted from the full cost should you proceed with a definite reservation. Note prices are subject to change based on availability at the time of confirming. If you wish to proceed on this basis please email your proposed travel criteria to Rail Enquiries and follow up with a phone call providing card payment details, or arrange a bank transfer. We will respond with an itinerary suggestion and current quote at our earliest opportunity.

Interrail Passes

Unfortunately Gates Travel are presently unable to supply Interrail passes, or book specific journey seat reservations if you have obtained one independently.

Holidays by Train

Visit our Holidays by Train page for information and ideas.



An Interrail Pass is a single travel document that lets you travel by train in one or more European countries. With an Interrail Pass, you can explore up to 30 countries without having to buy point-to-point tickets. 1st Class and 2nd Class passes are available.

Interrail passes can only be purchased by residents of European countries and are valid for travel outside their home country.

Youth Pass - Travellers aged 12 to 27, up to 35% cheaper than the Adult Pass.

Family Pass - Up to two children (aged 0 to 11) can travel for FREE with an adult.

Senior Pass - Travellers aged 60 and over receive 10% discount on Adult prices.

Contact us to find out more about eligibility and prices.