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How to buy train tickets

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How to buy train tickets

We have a range of great features on our website, to help you buy train tickets quickly and easily and to get the best deal on your train travel, including:


Start your search

Start your search at the 'Find your train' panel at the top of every page. Enter your journey details.

Use the menu items to refine your search.

Choose your train and fare

Once you have specified your journey, you should choose your train time and fare. Our easy to use results shows you train times and fares straight away.

Select your seat on CrossCountry journeys

You can reserve your seat in one of the following ways:

  • When you book your tickets before the day of travel from any train ticket booking outlet.
  • When you book a ticket on the day of travel via the CrossCountry website or Train Tickets app.
  • Call Journeycare or the CrossCountry Service Team at least one day before departure of travel (only when purchasing a ticket or amending an existing booking).
  • Use the Ten minute reservations text message facility.

Get the best seat in the house with a CrossCountry Advance ticket.

Print your tickets at home or work with no queuing!

If you're buying CrossCountry Advance tickets one of the delivery options you can choose is an e-Ticket. Select this option and you will be emailed your ticket which you can choose to print off, show on your phone or display this on our train tickets app, saving you time and hassle. 

Changing my journey

Some tickets which have already been purchased can be amended. Depending on what you wish to change there may be a fee for doing so. Find out how to change your ticket.

You are now able to change the date and time of your Advance tickets booked directly through the CrossCountry website with no admin fee. You can find information on how to ensure your Advance ticket is eligible here.

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