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You must book in advance and fares are subject to availability.
Generally, the earlier you book the better the deal. You can mix
and match Advance fares for a return journey.
Advance fares are valid only on the date and train shown on the
ticket and are non-refundable. You can change the time or date of
travel before departure of the first reserved train. Any difference
in fare and an administration fee will be payable.
Child discounts apply for all Advance fares.
Railcard holders get 1/3 off all Standard Class Advance fares.
Senior, HM Forces and Disabled Persons Railcard holders also get
1/3 off all First Class Advance fares.
In addition, 16-25 Railcard holders get 1/3 off First Class
Advance fares for travel on CrossCountry East Midlands Trains,
First Great Western, East Coast and Virgin Trains services. Please
note that minimum fares / time restrictions may apply to tickets
bought with a Railcard. If you buy your tickets with a Railcard,
don't forget to bring your Railcard with you when you travel as
you'll be asked to show it on board and your ticket won't be valid
Please note that Standard Advance fares are not eligible for
First Class upgrades at weekends.
We understand that when you travel, you don't always know
exactly which train you want to catch until you're ready to leave.
So why should that stop you getting a bargain on your ticket
Did you know that you can now buy our great value range of
Advance tickets and reserve your seat up to 15 minutes before you
board a CrossCountry service, via our website or our Train Tickets
app? These tickets are not available at the station or on
other websites on the day of travel so you'll always find the best
fare for your CrossCountry journey on our website or app.
We can show you all the options so that you can find the right
train, at the right time, at the right price. And you can compare
journeys and prices side by side to get the best deal.
But if you're not sure which is the best ticket for you, choose
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