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Offers and Inspiration

We have a range of train deals, special offers and travel ideas to make your journey more affordable.

  • Travel Inspiration: EMT to LDN

    Puzzled for summer ideas? London is the missing piece this summer. Beat the traffic by hopping on a train for a stress-free journey to the capital.

    Plan your trip

  • Trains to Skegness for less this Summer

    Buckets and spades at the ready. We're offering special discounts to the seaside from Nottingham, Derby and Long Eaton this summer.

    To the beach

  • Cheapest Train Tickets Top Tips

    Save some serious dollar with this guide to bagging our best value tickets.

    See 5 tips for cheap tickets

  • The cheapest place to buy our train tickets

    Train tickets can be slightly confusing, particularly when you're trying to find the cheapest ones. Plus when you've got zillions of ticket sites to choose from it's hard to know where to start. Well let us answer the question for you - our website is always the cheapest place to buy tickets for our journeys.

    Take a look why

  • Superbreak Tickets

    East Midlands Trains have partnered up with attraction ticket provider Superbreak. Save time when visiting some of the country's top attractions by purchasing your tickets in advance and you can also save up to 22% on selected attraction tickets! Purchase yours at any East Midlands Trains Ticket Office.

    Find out which attraction tickets are available

  • EMT Perks

    We think it's important to reward loyalty.  That's why we've launched EMT Perks for Annual Season Ticket holders to give you a little extra.  Sign up today and enjoy discounted train tickets, special offers and competitions.

    Find out more

  • Railcards

    There are several types of Railcard available to customers, including 16-25, Disabled Persons and HM Forces railcards. They offer discounts off most tickets and can be used easily online or at stations when booking tickets.

    More information on Railcards

  • All Inclusive London Day Out Ticket

    Make the most of Saturday in the capital with our great value London Day Out ticket. This ticket includes a First Class day return, breakfast (on selected Saturday morning services), a one-day travelcard for the underground & 24 hour parking, from £70

    Supercharge your Saturday

  • Discounted Group Train Tickets

    If you're travelling in a group, make sure to take a look at our group discount options to see if you could save on your travel.  From stag do's to big family getaways to school trips, whatever your reason for travelling, we've got group travel covered.

    Find Out More About Group Travel

  • Groupsave

    If you’re travelling in a group of 3 – 9 adults, you could save 34% off adult fares with Groupsave, plus up to four children can also travel for just £1.  Available as a standard discount, simply purchase your tickets from any Ticket Office and save!  Groupsave is available on selected routes and is valid for travel after 0900 on weekdays or anytime at weekends and bank holidays. Exclusion dates apply.

    Contact us for more information

  • Derwent Valley Line: Summer Evening Saver

    City centre or idyllic countryside?
    Only £3 between Derby and Matlock and £6 to Nottingham return this summer.

    Snap up a Summer Saving

  • Supporting Armed Forces Day

    We are proud to offer additional services with extra seats between Newark North Gate and Cleethorpes on Saturday 25 June.

    Plan your journey

  • PlusBus

    PLUSBUS is a discount ticket for unlimited bus travel around your destination town. Over 30 East Midlands Trains stations offer PLUSBUS so you can pay for your complete train and bus journey in one easy transaction

    PlusBus Destinations and Prices

  • Megatrain

    Run by Stagecoach, Megatrain runs on selected routes across our network with fares from £1.
    Visit the Megatrain website

  • NET Tram Discount

    With the NET Tram stop now open at the Southern Concourse of Nottingham Station, we have partnered with the NET Tram to offer our customers special discounts on single, return and weekly tram tickets. To claim this discount you will just need to buy your tram ticket at any train station, presenting your train ticket, and you could pay just £1.50 for a single journey, £2.50 for a return or £12 for a weekly ticket.

  • Summer Sale!

    Our Summer Sale is now on - book your tickets quick and get Standard Class return tickets from £15 and First Class from £30.

    See our sale

  • Win Back

    If you have bought or are planning to buy or renew your East Midlands Trains Season Ticket during December 2015 or January 2016, here’s your chance to win your money back! 

    Enter now

  • East Midlands Designer Outlet

    Now it’s even easier for you to hit the shops of East Midlands Designer Outlet thanks to our special ticket.  This allows you to travel on the train from any East Midlands Trains station to Alfreton station, where you will transfer to a connecting bus, taking you directly to East Midlands Designer Outlet.  Launched in partnership with Trent Barton trains, this train ticket starts from just £13.10.  With designer shops such as Kurt Geiger, Radley, Nike and Tommy Hilfiger offering up to 70% discounts, grabbing a bargain just got easier.

    Book your tickets to East Midlands Designer Outlet

  • Carry My Luggage

    Avoid struggling on the train with a large amount of luggage. We have teamed up with to help make your journey easier by offering a discounted delivery service. Carry My Luggage offers a 15% discount online (select East Midlands Trains)

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  • Win a Swanky Trip to London

    We're celebrating Valentine's Day in style by giving you the chance to win a swanky trip to London, complete with First Class travel and a stay at one of the luxury hotels from Grange Hotels. 

    Enter now

  • Win X Factor Live Tour tickets

    To be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show, just tell us who would be your ideal X Factor judge and why.

    Enter the competition

  • Win an iPad mini

    Tell us your tales of great East Midlands Trains customer service with us for your chance to win an iPad Mini 2.

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