Travellers Tips

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Please find below general information to help you plan your journey.

When and where does the train travel?

Northern Belle travels year-round to a wide variety of destinations. 

Departure stations include London Victoria, Manchester, Leeds, Crewe, Liverpool and many more throughout the UK.

Can you guarantee a table for two?

Northern Belle has limited tables for two. We are happy to take a request, however this is not a guarantee and there is a chance that you may be sharing a table of four with another couple. Subject to availability you may guarantee a table for two by paying a supplement of £90. Please contact the travel centre for more information.

When will we receive our confirmed itinerary and travel documents?

Your travel documents and itinerary will be sent to you by email once we have received confirmed timings from Network Rail (approximately 5 to 7 days prior to departure).

Can we travel overnight?

Northern Belle is a luxury vintage restaurant train and it is not possible to travel overnight on board. Occasionally we do offer weekend breaks using the train to travel to the destination where hotels will be provided. Please ask the Travel centre for further details.

Are all our meals and drinks included?

While you are on board your meals and drinks, as described in the itinerary, are included. A selected range of alternative alcoholic drinks are also available for purchase.

Can you cater for special dietary requirements such as vegetarian?

Yes. If notified at the time of booking, we will do our best to comply with any dietary requirements. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide meals requiring strict religious observance in preparation.

Can people with disabilities travel on the train?

We are able to accommodate passengers with slight walking difficulties. However, we recommend they are accompanied by a carer. We regret that our carriages cannot be boarded on wheelchair. Staff are able to assist passengers to their seats and folding wheelchairs can be stored during the journey.

Some journeys are not suitable for people with disabilities. Should you have any special requirements please contact your nearest reservations office.

Can children travel on board?

Journeys combine fine food and wine with spectacular scenery in a grand historical setting. Therefore most trips will provide a memorable experience for all ages. We have a superb selection of journeys tailored specifically for families, who will be seated in a designated area of the train.

What do I need to wear on board?

Dress code varies according to the journey. For specific information on your journey please locate it on our Journey Search and refer to the what to wear section. Please note that we ask travellers not to wear jeans or trainers.

Can I smoke on board?

Northern Belle operates a no smoking policy on board.

Will I need travel insurance?

Northern Belle recommends that you purchase adequate travel insurance for your trip, including cover for loss of deposits and/or other costs that you might incur if you cancel your reservation. Northern Belle cannot be held responsible for any loss of this kind. Details are contained within the booking conditions.

Can I get a group discount?

Yes. The minimum number of passengers required to qualify for a group discount is 12. Northern Belle can also be chartered. Further details are available in the Groups section of this site.

Can I get married on board the train?

No, we do not hold a wedding license. It is possible for a blessing to take place on board after the formal marriage.

Is the Northern Belle a historical train?

Yes. To find out more information please visit Northern Belle.

Can I buy souvenirs or presents on board?

Yes. Smaller items can be purchased on board, while larger gifts can be ordered through our catalogue.