Cheap train tickets

At Northern we have plenty of train ticket types that enable you to save money across our 500 stations in the North and beyond. Our Advanced tickets are up to 65% off and our Duo tickets allow you to save 25% when travelling together. Discover the best ways to save before you book train tickets.


Supplementary Tickets

Northern customers can save money when using the train in conjunction with other modes of public transport. As well as this, we offer a range of supplementary tickets, such as PlusBus offerings which allow you unlimited local bus travel around town, and Corporate Season Tickets to give your employees a great staff benefit!


Important notice: If you bought a Railcard online but haven’t yet received it and are due to travel shortly, you can provide the email confirmation of your Railcard purchase together with photo ID so that staff can validate your discounted ticket. If you haven’t been able to purchase a Railcard online, you can buy most 1-year Railcards at any staffed National Rail ticket office. If you’re having issues with your existing Railcard, please contact us on 0345 3000 250 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Explore for less with a Railcard: a smarter way to save on train travel, with up to 1/3 off most rail fares! Railcards typically cost £30 for a year and can be purchased online or from your local station. Find out all about the different types of Railcards and see which one(s) you’re eligible for using our useful information below.

Already got a Railcard? Set off on your next adventure and start reaping the rewards of your Railcard with our Journey Planner!


There is a wide range of activities to participate in across the North - from the mysterious underground kingdom of winding tunnels and caverns at Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre in Liverpool, to a fun-filled family day out at The Deep, Hulls award winning aquarium, Northern promise to help bring you to your destination with a smile on your face.