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9 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 Advance standard single ticket prices, purchased before the day of travel, for 4,875 CrossCountry journeys, to the equivalent price of an Anytime standard single ticket valid on our servicesAdvance fares are subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. Click here for more information.

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