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Advance train tickets

Save up to 60%* with Advance train 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 or counted place
  • Available for journeys in both Standard & First Class
  • Available as an e-Ticket to save you queuing up at a station
  • Railcard discounts on top of our great value train tickets



What are Advance train tickets? +

These tickets are usually 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 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 on the route and time specified on your ticket.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? +

Read our full FAQ's here.



*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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