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Tickets are now avaiable until

16th December 2016

Most Advance tickets are available 12 weeks before travel. 

Ticket Availability Dates

Planning ahead and booking in advance will ensure that you get the cheapest train tickets for your journey.

Advance train tickets are generally available 12 weeks ahead of time. In certain circumstances some trains may be unavailable. We advise you to re-check to ensure you get the best ticket for your journey.

Advance tickets are the cheapest train tickets you can buy and the earlier you book, the cheaper they are. 

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For more information about the ticket restrictions of Advance tickets, when an Advance ticket might be useful and where to purchase these tickets, visit our Advance Tickets page.

Ticket booking summary

Advance fares are now available on the following routes up to:


London route

Liverpool - Norwich

Monday – Friday

16th December 2016 


16th December 2016 


10th December 2016

10th December 2016


11th December 2016 (excluding 4th December)

11th December 2016 


Key dates to look out for on our route

27 August Chesterfield v Millwall

28 August Blockade between London and Luton. Buses only between London/Luton

20 August Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds

27 August Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday

27 August Nottingham Forest v Leeds

10 September Liverpool v Leicester

10 September Man United v Man City 12:30 KO

13 September Rotherham v Nottingham Forest

17 September Nottingham Forest v Norwich

17 September Sheffield United v Peterborough

24 September Man United v Leicester 12:30 KO

24 September Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest

15 October Chelsea v Leicester

15 October Liverpool v Man United

15 October Man City v Everton

15 October Derby v Leeds

15 October Norwich v Rotherham

22 October Leicester v Crystal Palace

22 October Sheffield Wednesday v QPR

29 October Tottenham v Leicester

29 October Derby v Sheffield Wednesday

29 October Charlton v Chesterfield

05 November Nottingham Forest v QPR

12 November Chesterfield v Sheffield United

13 November Blockade between Leicester and East Midlands Parkway. Buses only in this region no direct trains from the north and south of Leicester

13 November Remembrance Sunday 

19 November Watford v Leicester

19 November Derby v Rotherham

19 November Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday 

26 November Barnsley v Nottingham Forest

26 November Derby v Norwich

26 November Charlton v Sheffield United

26 November Oldham v Peterborough

26 November England v Argentina Rugby at Twickenham

03 December Everton v Man United

03 December Sheffield Wednesday v Preston

03 December England v Australia Rugby at Twickenham

10 December Leicester v Man City

10 December Derby v Nottingham Forest

10 December Rotherham v QPR