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7 ways to get cheap train tickets

Want to find out how to get the best deal? No need to go anywhere else – our top tips will help you save

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*Applies to CrossCountry journeys only. Average saving calculated by comparing Standard Advance Single ticket prices, purchased before the day of travel, for 4,893 CrossCountry journeys, to the equivalent price of a Standard Anytime Single ticket valid on the same service. Advance fares are subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. Please see website for full details.

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