What is AccessRail
Passengers can make a single booking that covers both the air and the rail segment (via a print at home ticket) from a selection of train stations to different airports. Passengers receive an intermodal ticket that covers both their flight and rail journey. This means the entire itinerary, starting with the train or coach journey all the way to the customer’s final destination and back, can be made in one simple transaction.
the benefit of AccessRail
It’s pretty simple really; an integrated itinerary not only gives the ability to book a complete journey in one simple transaction, but most importantly, it gives peace of mind that an onward journey is protected in the event of a delay to the coach, train or flight.
Full details can be found on AcessRail’s Website
Kyushu Rail Pass
Hokuriku Rail Pass
Avanti West Coast
Great Western Railways
VIA Rail Canada
Finding tickets yourself
finding AccessRail tickets isn’t too difficult to find, however, you would need to use a tool such as Google’s ITA matrix which has a direct connection to reservation systems as most online travel agents omit ground and rail connections from their searches.
One you have found the flight you are looking for, you will need to take the fair construction to a travel agent to ticket. in the above example, the fare construction would look something like this:
Fare Construction BRS 9B X/LON 56.89SNXADT EK X/DXB EK HKG 245.27QLASPGB1 EK X/DXB EK X/LON Q25.28 245.27QLASPGB1 9B BRS 56.89SNXADT NUC 629.60 END ROE 0.790956 XT 80.00GB 40.86UB 15.20F6 2.20ZR 16.50G3 12.40HK 5.20I5 100.00YQ
From there you simply follow the travel agents instructions who will then issue the ticket for you.