TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN

Travelling with kids couldn’t be easier on board Hull Trains services. Train travel is a great option to get your family from A to B – simply sit back and relax as we transport you to your destination. Keep the little ones entertained with our free WiFi and enjoy the sights along the way.

Our on board team are there to help you, and we’re here to make your journey as stress-free as possible. If you have any questions, queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to talk to them.

Read on for our family travel tips to help you enjoy a smooth journey with Hull Trains.

Travelling with Children Onboard Hull Trains

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Children Under 5 Go Free

Up to 2 children under the age of 5 can accompany each fare paying passenger free of charge in Standard Class and First Class and can only occupy a seat if it is not required by a passenger who has paid for their fare. Children must vacate their seat if a fare paying passenger requires it. If you want to ensure your child has their own seat for the journey, you can book a child fare for them by booking on our website or app and adding a child passenger.
 
Don't forget, all children between the ages of 5 and 15 are entitled to a discount of at least 50% on most full adult fares.

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Hull Trains kids activity packs on board

Keeping The Kids Entertained

Take advantage of the free WiFi on board all of our services, perfect for travelling to and from the capital to keep your kids entertained.

Or why not ask a member of our on board team for a Hull Trains kids activity pack complete with an activity sheet, pencils, and a passport to tick off the name of the train you're travelling on.

Download PDFs of our activity sheets here: Colouring sheet  |  Puzzle sheet

Hull Trains Paragon standard class seating

Book Early and Reserve Seats

Be sure to book early and make seat reservations in advance so you can reserve seats together. 

When booking a seat, it is a good idea to be near to a toilet. All of our toilets onboard have a Baby Changing facility, and the toilets in carriages A & E have more space. View our Seating Plan to find the perfect seats for you and your family.

 

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Breast Feeding on Board

Feel free to breast feed while you are on board. If you require a quieter area, please speak to one of our On Board Managers. We also have Priority Seats on board which have extra legroom – view our seating plan to locate these seats and use our Seat Picker when booking a Hull Trains service direct to choose one of these seats if needed.

If you need bottled milk warming up, we’ll be more than happy to do this, so please speak to our On Board Manager or On Board Host.

Hull Trains Luggage Allowance

Travelling With Luggage

If you’re travelling with larger or heavy luggage items, we have just the solution. We have partnered with Carry My Luggage who provide door-to-door luggage delivery services throughout Great Britain. This chargeable service makes travel easier, and you don’t have to worry about carrying heavy luggage around with you. 

Hull Trains passengers receive a 10% discount when they click on the link above or may also use promo code HT101 when booking directly at carrymyluggage.com.

Travelling with Luggage
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Food on Board

There is a complimentary refreshment service in First Class and we do offer First Class upgrades on our services on weekdays and weekends, which are subject to availability. Find out more about First Class here.

We now offer an at-seat trolley service of hot and cold drinks, refreshments and snacks in Standard Class. This is a cashless service and all major debit and credit cards are accepted. See the menu and more details here.

Hull Trains Paragon in Hull station

Pushchairs & Prams

You are welcome to bring a pram on board, but they must be collapsed and stored safely in the luggage storage areas at all times. Prams must not block any doorways or aisles or be stored in the dedicated wheelchair user spaces. Sleeping babies & toddlers must travel on an adult’s lap.

Hull Trains standard class interior

Safety on Board

Supervise your young children as they move through the carriages as trains can move from side to side suddenly. Help us reduce accidents on board by ensuring they keep their fingers away from the sliding internal doors and clear of the external doors when they are closing.

TRAVELLING WITH HULL TRAINS

Big Ben in the spring time London

Our Destinations

Explore the destinations along our route and visit brilliant cities like London, Hull and Doncaster. Don’t forget to check out our area guides for ideas for all the family to enjoy. 

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Greener Travel

60% of the Hull Trains route uses electric power, making it a greener and more affordable choice for long distance travel. Our new trains have lower emissions and less noise pollution.

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Plan Ahead

It is easy to plan ahead with Hull Trains and book your train tickets up to 26 weeks in advance. Head to our Tickets and Offers page for the latest travel offers and deals. 

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Travelling with Children FAQs

Yes, you are welcome to bring a pram on board with you. Prams must be collapsed and stored securely on board, not blocking any doors, aisles or placed in wheelchair user spaces.
Yes, all of our toilets on board have baby changing facilities available.
Yes, please speak to our on board team and they will be happy to help.
If you’re travelling with children under five, you don’t need to book a ticket for them as they travel free of charge in Standard and First Class with a fare paying adult. However, this does mean they won’t have a seat reservation and might have to sit on your knee on busy services. If you want your child to have a seat of their own, you can book a child ticket for them when you book direct with us on our website or app

Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can get 50% off the standard adult fare.
Children under 5 years old can travel for free and children aged 5-15 travel for a discounted price. Anyone over the age of 15 will need to pay for a full price adult fare to travel with Hull Trains.
All children aged 5-15 can benefit from a discount of at least 50% on most train tickets.
Up to 2 children under 5 can travel for free in both Standard Class and First Class with each fare paying passenger. Please note, children will be expected to vacate a seat for a fare paying passenger.

If you want to guarantee them a seat, you will need to purchase a child’s ticket for your journey via our website or app by adding a child passenger.
Yes, you can save 1/3 on adult train tickets and 60% on children’s train tickets. Up to 4 adults and 4 kids can travel together with this railcard. Find out more here
We don’t recommend that children under the age of 13 travel on their own. Younger children should only travel with an adult to ensure everyone on board is safe and comfortable.

If our colleagues see a child alone on one of our trains or they have any concerns, they’ll contact the British Transport Police for help.

If your child is taking a trip on their own, please read these helpful tips from the British Transport Police.

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