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The Accesrail website states:

First Great Western now provides, thanks to AccesRail, its first air-rail intermodal solution. This allows passengers to go to/from Heathrow or Gatwick Airport to their First Great Western destination of choice.

Passengers receive an intermodal ticket that covers both their flight and rail journey. Depending on which airport the passenger travels, train connections are slightly different.

As a passenger, how do I purchase such an intermodal ticket? Accesrail does not seem to sell them. There is rail-fly.com but that seems to cover only flights to Singapore.

  • Did you try asking your friendly local travel agent? The website you link to seems to have all the details for a clueful travel agent to be able to make the booking for you – Gagravarr Oct 23 '15 at 22:25
  • @Gagravarr I didn't, I was wondering if there is a way to book it myself online. – gerrit Oct 24 '15 at 10:24
  • Online is generally great for simple stuff, this very much doesn't look like simple... The Official BA announcement about it on FlyerTalk only mentions booking through Travel Agents, neither the BA website nor other websites got a mention as a route – Gagravarr Oct 24 '15 at 10:51
  • When SJ+SAS did this in Sweden a while ago it was all bookable online. – gerrit Oct 24 '15 at 10:55
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The accesrail site lists IATA airport codes for the train stations. I've tried putting those into flight-search engines and even the sites belonging to the airlines that accesrail mentions as participating, and they don't recognise them, so I think the only answer is to use a travel agent.

Note that the airport codes do not match the UK rail station codes, e.g. Bristol Temple Meads is BRI on UK rail, but TPB on IATA - if you put BRI into a flight-search engine, you'll end up in Bari.

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