Offering you complete flexibility, Open Return train tickets are ideal if you want to keep your travel options open. Allowing you to travel to your chosen destination, and return at any time; you can even break up your journey by stopping at any stations on your route.
Due to the complete flexibility of Open Return tickets, they are slightly more expensive than the Advance or Off-Peak tickets; however, when you book your tickets online, we’ll tell you all the available options for your journey, so you can choose whichever ticket suits your requirements the best.
Buying your Open Return train ticket
By entering your journey details into the ‘Train Tickets and Times’ section on the right, your fare options will be displayed. Your tickets will be sent out by First Class post, and be with you within seven days. You can also collect them from the ticket vending machine (TVM) at the station.
Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) at participating stations
You can purchase a range of tickets from any TVMs using cash or card. Please ensure your chosen ticket is valid for your particular journey.
Station ticket offices
The staffed ticket offices can provide our full range of ticket options, and they will accept all major credit/debit cards, cash, and National Rail vouchers.
There are a number of stations where tickets have to be bought from the conductor aboard the train as no ticket office or TVM's are provided.
Refunds & Amendments
Open Return train tickets may be eligible for a refund. Unfortunately, Northern are unable to offer refunds for self-print and mobile tickets.
If you're having any trouble booking tickets visit our contact us page for further details - our trained staff can always find the best ticket for you.