You can now buy great value single, return, Duo and weekly Northern only tickets and enjoy a great savings compared to the price of other tickets.

These tickets are available to buy at the station, from a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM), on board our trains, online and via our free Northern app.

Choose to travel with Northern and enjoy all these benefits:

  • Savings on the price of current fares at Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester stations
  • Travel at anytime of the day, including weekends, between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester (all stations) and Manchester (all stations) and Liverpool Lime Street
  • Cheaper commute with a Northern only weekly season ticket
  • Save money on tickets when two travel together with a Duo ticket

Spend your money on more of the things you love and experience a day out for less. Find out below how much you can save when you choose to travel with Northern.


Ticket Type

Current 'any permitted' ticket price

Northern ticket price


Anytime Day Single £14.40 £12.20 £2.20
Anytime Day Return £18.70 £15.80 £2.90
Off Peak Day Single £13.60 £11.50 £2.10
Off Peak Day Return £13.70 £11.60 £2.10
Duo (two adults) N/A £17.40 N/A
Weekly Season £78.80 £67.00 £11.80 (per week)


Ticket Details

For an overview of the different ticket types available on this route, please see below or visit our dedicated ticket pages for further details.

  • Duo tickets are available for two adults travelling together returning on the same day on selected routes only. These tickets are valid between 09.30 – 16.00 and from 18.00 Monday – Friday and are available at all times weekends and Bank Holidays except weekends in December. Time restrictions apply. Railcard and child discounts are not permitted.
  • These tickets are only valid from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester (all stations) and Manchester (all stations) to Liverpool Lime Street.


  • Weekly Season Tickets can be issued on the first required day of travel, if the first day is a Monday (or a Tuesday after a bank holiday) the weekly Season Ticket can be issued from 06.00 on the previous Sunday.
  • If your Season Ticket start date is a Sunday, Monday (or Tuesday after a bank holiday), the Season Ticket may be issued from noon on the previous Friday. Should you require your Season Ticket to start on another day, the ticket may be issued from the afternooon of the previous day.
  • You can renew your Season Ticket online up to two weeks before your current ticket expires.
  • These tickets are only valid from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester (all stations) and Manchester (all stations) to Liverpool Lime Street.
  • Anytime Day Singles and Returns are available on many shorter journeys and can be used between two designated stations at anytime of the day on the date shown on the ticket.
  • An Anytime Return ticket allows you to travel out on the date shown on the ticket, or within five days, and back at any time within one calendar month of the date shown.



  • From station ticket offices: You can buy the full range of Northern only tickets from staffed ticket offices. Our ticket offices will accept all major credit/debit cards, cash, National Rail vouchers and rail warrants.
  • From Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) at participating stations: The TVMs sell the range of Northern only tickets for immediate use and accept most credit/ debit cards. Check individual ticket restrictions when purchasing your ticket to be sure that it is valid for your journey.
  • Online: Simply enter your journey details into the 'Train tickets and times' search engine on the right of this page to find Northern only fares. You can receive your tickets by First Class post (please allow seven days for delivery); or collect your pre-paid tickets from ticket vending machines (TVMs) at participating stations.
  • Northern app: You can buy your ticket on your smartphone anytime, anywhere with the free Northern mobile app. Buy tickets securely on our app and collect your tickets within 15 minutes from ticket machines at more than 1,000 stations, or if you’ve selected the new m-tickets delivery option*, just show your smart phone to the conductor on the train.* Selected ticket types and routes only.
  • On train: The full range of Northern only tickets will be available to buy from the conductor aboard our trains if no ticket office or TVM is provided at your station.
  • Off-Peak Day Single/Return tickets are valid for travel anytime at the weekend and on Bank Holidays. Restrictions on travel in the morning apply for all journeys, these tickets are available on trains after 09.30 Monday – Friday. Outward and return journeys must be made on the date shown on your ticket.
  • These tickets are only valid from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester (all stations) and Manchester (all stations) to Liverpool Lime Street.

Fares and conditions correct at 23/02/18 and are subject to change.