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Finding the cheapest train tickets can be a doddle when you're savvy and book directly with us.

Let us guide you through how to find the best value tickets and you could save some dollar next time you travel with us, follow our five top tips:

Buy Advance tickets

What are Advance tickets? Let's get straight to the point; you're dedicated to that one train at that time. Advance tickets are generally available to buy 12 weeks before you travel. 

Be organised

Don’t be pipped to the post:

  • You can book Advance tickets up to 12 weeks from your day of travel, so be a real smart cookie and get in early

Get in there early, when they're gone, they're gone.

Check the travel dates that are now on sale

Book direct

You're already here. If you’re wanting to plan your journey you can buy our cheaper Advance tickets up to three weeks before you travel. 

Be flexible

  • Our busiest times are just like the roads, full of people working 9 till'5... what a way to make a living
  • Avoid rush hour by hopping on trains between 9:30am and 3pm
  • Leave before 3pm or after 7:30pm

Be savvy

Try out the 5 day view tab when booking online; it helps you quickly compare times of the day vs price.


For more ways to save on your train tickets, including group savings and Railcards see our latest offers.

*Our Advance tickets are subject to availability, when they’re gone, they’re gone.