Industrial action during December.
Unfortunately, the RMT union has called a number of strikes for December (the next scheduled dates are Saturday 23 December, Sunday 24 December, Wednesday 27 December and Sunday 31 December.) that will significantly affect CrossCountry train services. We will be operating a reduced service but running some longer trains. Amended timetables will be confirmed nearer to each strike day, so please keep checking this page for details before using any on-line journey planners. Click here for the latest information.
There are lots of easy ways to save money when you travel with CrossCountry
Buy tickets for any train journey in Britain. We cross more of the country than any other train company.
You could even win free train tickets in our monthly prize draw. Here are just a few ways you can save money when traveling by train.
If you're aged 16-25, you can buy a Railcard and save up to a 1/3 on your train tickets across Britain. The card costs just £30 for a year and could pay for itself in just one train journey! You can save yourself time and hassle by buying your Railcard online too.
Get an exclusive 10% off our great value CrossCountry Advance tickets with your NUS extra or Apprentice extra card - that's in addition to any Railcard savings. The discount is also available through the CrossCountry 'Train Tickets' app. You can receive your discounted ticket via email, allowing you to print your own ticket or get your ticket delivered straight to your phone as an m-ticket - saving you the time and hassle of queuing at the station and giving you those extra minutes back in your busy schedule!
Our great value Advance fares are available to buy 12 weeks before travel, so plan your journey and buy tickets as early as possible to find great fares.
As a registered customer, every time you sign in and buy tickets on our website you'll be entered into a free prize draw to win free CrossCountry train tickets. That means the more tickets you buy from us the more chances you have to win.
*Applies to CrossCountry journeys only. Average saving calculated by comparing Advance standard single ticket prices, purchased before the day of travel, for 4,858 CrossCountry journeys to the equivalent price of an Anytime standard single ticket. Advance fares are subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. Please see website for full details.