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Save up to 60%* with Advance tickets - The earlier you buy, the more you could save!

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Benefits of Advance train tickets

  • They’re our best value tickets. Generally the earlier you book, the better value they’ll be.
  • You will be reserved on a specific train and get a reserved seat.
  • They’re available for journeys in Standard & First Class.
  • Available as an e-Ticket to save you queuing up at a station.
  • You can get Railcard discounts on top of our already great value train tickets.



What are Advance train tickets? +

These tickets usually get released up to 12 weeks before departure date so are perfect for those who like to plan ahead. Advance train tickets are for one-way single journeys, so for a return journey you will need to buy two single tickets.

What if I need to change my Advance train ticket? +

Advance train tickets are non-refundable but we know that sometimes plans change. CrossCountry offer free changes to Advance train tickets when you buy with us online. Find out how to change your Advance train ticket for free here.

How do I book an Advance train ticket? +

You can book an Advance train ticket on our website, mobile site, Train Tickets app or via telesales.

Where can I use my Advance train ticket? +

Advance train tickets are not flexible, meaning you must travel of the route and time specified on your ticket.

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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 4,973 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.

**Senior, Two Together, HM Forces and Disabled Persons Railcard holders can save 1/3 on First and Standard Class Advance tickets. 16-25 and Family & Friends Railcard holders can save 1/3 on all Standard Class Advance tickets.

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