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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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Book early

Save up to 70%* and buy up to 12 weeks ahead with Advance fares.

Travel on a popular CrossCountry route

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Be flexible

Find the cheapest day to travel - use the "I'm flexible" option when searching.

Compare singles

Check whether two single tickets are cheaper than a return.

Be wary of booking fees

Unlike other train ticket websites, we don’t charge a booking fee – saving you even more.

Save 1/3 with a railcard

Save up to 1/3 on most train tickets with a railcard. Browse railcards.

Student perks

If you have an NUS Extra card you can knock a further 10% off your CrossCountry Advance rail fare.

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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 4,892 CrossCountry journeys to the equivalent price of an Anytime standard single ticket. Advance fares are subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. 

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