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Buying train tickets

Our simple guide to UK train tickets will help you track down cheap train tickets – including walk-up tickets, advance tickets and money saving tips.

  1. Money-saving tips

    1. Be flexible about when you travel, avoiding peak times and holiday dates.
    2. You might find a cheaper ticket on a slower train or a different route.
    3. Search city-to-city for the main chunk of your journey, or other split-tickets.
    4. Get a railcard if you can, or check out GroupSave and other discounts.