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Book CrossCountry Advance tickets and save up to 60%*

Enjoy great savings and a guaranteed seat with our Advance tickets.

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Advance tickets are limited availability one-way fares that offer great value – especially on longer distance journeys. With a CrossCountry Advance ticket, you could save up to 60%* compared to buying an Anytime ticket.

Example Advance fares:

  • Birmingham New Street to Newcastle from £34.40
  • Manchester Piccadilly to Oxford from £24.70
  • Leeds to Edinburgh from £35.00


Change your Advance tickets for free, only with CrossCountry 

We're the first and only train operator in the UK to have removed the £10 admin fee when changing Advance tickets. So if your plans change, so can your tickets for free. 

  • No more fees - Buy a new Advance ticket, and we’ll refund your original for FREE**
  • Enjoy flexibility - Update the date, time & ticket type (as long as the stations are the same)
  • Peace of mind - Amend your ticket from 2 hours after purchase, until 24 hours before your journey

Discover all that’s great about Britain

Whether its vibrant cities, bracing coastline or idyllic countryside; all are in easy reach. From Aberdeen to Penzance, from Cardiff to Cambridge, there are many fantastic places to enjoy along CrossCountry routes.

Advance tickets come with seat reservations to keep your journey running smoothly.

*Applies to CrossCountry journeys only. Average saving calculated by comparing Standard Advance Single ticket prices, purchased before the day of travel, for 4,973 CrossCountry journeys, to the equivalent price of a Standard Anytime Single ticket valid on the same service. Advance fares are subject to availability. Please see the Advance tickets page for full details. For full Terms and Conditions on ticketing please view here.

**Tickets collected from the station, a ticket machine, or sent by post can be changed with no administration fee. You can change your ticket two hours after purchasing and up to 24 hours before you are due to travel. Print your own tickets and m-Tickets (via our Train tickets app) cannot be changed. If your new ticket is more expensive than your original, you will be charged the difference. Find out more here.

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