Business Direct – booking made easy

With Business Direct, it’s even easier for you and your colleagues to get back to doing business in person. Simply create an account, add your colleagues, set and control their spend – and away you go. It takes just a few minutes to get started. And soon, you’ll have all this to look forward to:

  • no booking fees. We won’t charge you to book your train travel tickets, routing, itineraries and reservations for train journeys across the UK (not just GWR)
  • a comprehensive customisable reporting package that allows you to run detailed travel expenditure reports
  • add users with authority to book tickets at thresholds you set, for example restricting users to book Standard Class only
  • easy payments by credit card or monthly by Direct Debit*
  • simple ticket collection from a Ticket Machine or posted First Class for free
To open a Business Direct account, please email the team at:, or call us on 03457 000 125.

Already have an account? Manage it onlineon the First Business direct webpage.

Group travel

Whatever your reason and need for travelling as a group, GWR Group Travel is here to help.
Dedicated to helping groups of travellers of 10 or more, GWR Group Travel is here to help you plan your Great Western journey.

Click here for our Group Travel page

Wi-Fi on board

If you need to work on-the-go – fear not. We offer Wi-Fi on most of our train services to help you stay connected. So, whether you’re a remote worker travelling to a meeting or need to send an email before you reach the office, you can. There are also plenty of plug sockets throughout our trains so you won’t have to worry about running out of power.

Find out more about our free Wi-Fi here

If you wish to discuss your business travel requirements in more detail, then email the team at and one of our team will contact you.

*Based on an increase of over 20% in train seats in April 2018 compared with the same period in 2017. Correct as of 27/04/18. Selected routes only. Wifi terms and conditions apply. Power sockets available on selected rolling stock only. For full terms and conditions visit

** annual £275 fee charged by Rail Delivery Group if you pay by Direct Debit.