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Whether you’re planning to travel today, tomorrow, next week, or next month, you can always get up to date train timetable information with CrossCountry.

Our timetable changes on Sunday 2 June. We’re making some temporary changes to the timetable – meaning some busier services will make fewer station calls from June to September only. Adjusting the calling pattern at the following stations and days will encourage customers making shorter journeys to use alternative services: 

  • Wakefield Westgate - Monday to Friday and Saturday
  • Chesterfield - Monday to Friday and Saturday
  • Basingstoke - Saturday
  • Winchester - Saturday

By making these changes, this will provide more space on our trains for customers making longer journeys. 

View full train timetable

Our network stretches from Aberdeen to Penzance, so you’re bound to find somewhere you’d like to visit. Below you can download the latest CrossCountry train time as a PDF. Timetables are correct at the time of production and are usually planned 6 months in advance.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your leisure journeys, check out our destination pages to see where CrossCountry can take you.

Scotland, North East & Manchester to the South West and South Coast

Stansted, Cambridge, Leicester and Nottingham to Birmingham & Cardiff

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Check live train times from any CrossCountry station.

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  • Delay updates

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Train timetable updates

Some last trains may be earlier than normal and we recommend you check your journey before you travel by using National Rail Enquiries, our CrossCountry app, or viewing our timetables below:

Birmingham - Leicester - Stansted Airport

Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 June

Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 June

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 June

Other Routes

Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 June

Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 June

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 June

Create your own pocket timetable

You can create your own free personalised pocket train timetable from National Rail Enquiries. This allows you to create a timetable for up to three separate departure or arrival stations and can select the days, dates, and travel times to suit you. It’s printable, so perfect for your pocket.

CrossCountry route map


(NB: Services at weekends may also be affected by engineering work.)

Based in the heart of the UK, CrossCountry train network provides fast train services connecting major cities across Britain, including:

Download and use our route map to help you plan your journey [PDF].

Advance booking dates

Due engineering work we are currently running a reduced advance booking window.

Whilst tickets can be bought up to three months prior to travel, seat reservations are not available until closer to the journey date. The table below provides the latest date that you can reserve seat reservations on our services. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, please check back for updates.

Popular Routes Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday
Edinburgh - Plymouth

06 September 2024

31 August 2024

01 September 2024

Newcastle - Reading

06 September 2024

31 August 2024

01 September 2024

Manchester Piccadilly - Bournemouth

06 September 2024

31 August 2024

01 September 2024

Manchester Piccadilly - Bristol TM

06 September 2024

31 August 2024

01 September 2024
Nottingham - Cardiff Central

06 September 2024

31 August 2024

01 September 2024

Birmingham New Street - Stansted Airport 06 September 2024

31 August 2024

01 September 2024

Last updated: Friday 14 June 2024).

Ticket arrangements

If you are making a journey with us we strongly advise that you book in advance and reserve a place on specific train. You can find more information on how to reserve a seat.

If you already have a ticket but do not have a seat reserved for your chosen train, need to amend your booked seat or have any other query, please contact our Customer Relations team on 03447 369 123. Alternatively, you can contact our Social Media team via TwitterFacebook Messenger, or the live chat widget in the bottom corner of your screen, where we are available 24 hours a day.

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Passenger Assist

We are still operating both booked and un-booked Passenger Assistance services for those passengers that require this, although we are encouraging customers to book ahead so we can ensure the correct provision of assistance is provided. For more information please visit here.

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