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Top Tips for getting cheap train tickets


Travel off-peak

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Save money by travelling at quieter off-peak times.

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Book in Advance

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Sign up for Advance ticket alerts and get notified when you're tickets are available to book.

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Book direct with us through our website or app and we won't charge booking fees.

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Get a railcard

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Save money on every journey with a railcard that works for you.

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There are all sorts of different ways to save money on your train journey. Train tickets come in a range of different prices depending on whether you're travelling off-peak or during rush hour.

Tickets usually become available 6 weeks ahead of the journey, so if you want to be reminded when yours are ready to buy, why not set up an advance ticket alert? You can advance-book up to one hour before the train leaves the platform. This is a great way to get your hands on the best tickets and at an Advance ticket price - so make sure you book ahead.

If you’re a frequent off-peak traveller, or even if you plan to make a handful of long journeys over a year, a Railcard could be for you. It grants you one third off your off-peak travel, or as much as 50% off for 16–17-year-olds.

Finally, you can download our app (available on Apple and Android) to save money. You can also get timetables, live train times, digital tickets and Railcards.

Buy Cheap Train Tickets
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The best way to get your tickets and store them all in one place? The Avanti West Coast app - now with Google and Apple wallet feature so you can save your tickets straight to your phone for easy access when you're on the move.

Search for tickets, view train times and choose your seat via your tablet or mobile device.

Your Railcard is also stored on the app, so it will apply discounts as long as they are eligible if you select 'Add Railcards' when you’re inputting your journey details.

Download our app
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If you're wanting to book your tickets on our website instead of our app then visit our Train journey planner.

Once you're there then choose a station to start your journey from and choose a destination. Then you should click the '+ add Railcard' button if you've got a Railcard.

Don’t worry if you're not sure what time your train is – you’ll get to choose a specific service later.

The final step is to enter the number of adults and children travelling, and click 'Find times and prices'. You’ll be given several service options, but you can also click 'See earlier trains' or 'See later trains' to choose from even more train times.

Plan your journey
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Find cheap train tickets for our most popular routes

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Click here to discover more about all of our routes. You can search for train times, find out more about your chosen destination and discover the best way to get there. You'll also be able to look at prices and find a ticket that suits you.

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Find the right ticket type for your train journey

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Did you know there are several different ticket types? Using the link below you can learn more about all of them. There are Advance tickets, Off-peak tickets and Anytime tickets (for more flexibility). .

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