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Book CrossCountry Advance tickets and save up to 70%*

Enjoy great savings and a guaranteed seat with our Advance tickets, plus no booking fee.

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Why CrossCountry trains?

Buy tickets for any train journey in Britain. We cross more of the country than any other train company.

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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 70%* compared to buying an Anytime ticket.

Example Advance fares:

  • Birmingham New Street to Newcastle from £32.90
  • Manchester Piccadilly to Oxford from £23.70
  • Leeds to Edinburgh from £33.50
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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.

Unlike other train operators, we don’t charge a booking fee and Advance tickets come with seat reservations to keep your journey running smoothly.

*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.

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