Our latest timetable and ticket info

Plan your journey and see when you can buy tickets. Download our timetables if you’d like your own copies to hand or to print out.

Last updated: 28/11/2023

When can I buy tickets?

If you’re travelling on a weekday, tickets usually become available 12 weeks in advance. On weekends and bank holidays, they’re released 8 weeks ahead. This is because most planned engineering work takes place at weekends, so an amended timetable takes a little longer to be finalised.

Planning further ahead than 8-12 weeks? No problem. Sign up for a Ticket Alert and we’ll email you as soon as our great range of fares goes on sale, including our best value Advance tickets.

Even if tickets are released at shorter notice than normal, you’ll still get the best choice of tickets, prices and seats as soon as they’re available to buy. If anything else is affecting the release date for tickets, such as engineering work or industrial action, we’ll let you know on this page.

November tickets and timetables

Monday 27 - Thursday 30 November

December tickets and timetables

Friday 1 December

Saturday 2 December

Sunday 3 December

Monday 4 December

Tuesday 5 December - Friday 8 December

Saturday 9 December

Sunday 10 December

Monday 11 December - Friday 15 December

Saturday 16 December

Sunday 17 December

Monday 18 - Friday 22 December

Saturday 23 December

Sunday 24 December

Monday 25 December

Tuesday 26 December

Wednesday 27 December

Thursday 28 - Friday 29 December

Saturday 30 December

Sunday 31 December

January tickets and timetables

Monday 1 January

Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 January

Saturday 6 January

Sunday 7 January

Monday 8 - Friday 12 January

Saturday 13 January

Sunday 14 January

Monday 15 - Friday 19 January

Saturday 20 January

Sunday 21 January

Monday 22 January

Tuesday 23 - Friday 26 January

Saturday 27 January

Sunday 28 January

Monday 29 - Wednesday 31 January

February tickets and timetables

Thursday 1 - Friday 2 February

Saturday 3 February

Sunday 4 February

Monday 5 - Friday 9 February

Saturday 10 February

Sunday 11 February

Monday 12 - Friday 16 February

Saturday 17 February

Sunday 18 February

Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 February

Does the timetable change?

Planned timetable changes take place across the rail network in May and December each year. You’ll find a copy of our scheduled timetable book below and we’ll let you know if there are any major changes coming up. Our online journey planner will always look for the best way to get you from A to B and we won’t release tickets until the timetable is confirmed.

We always recommend you check before you travel, especially around the time of a timetable change, in case your usual train has changed departure time.

The December 2023 timetable starts on Sunday 10 December. There are no major changes to Avanti West Coast services in this timetable. There are a few minor alterations to some services, including some additional trains running in the busiest hours on the Birmingham route, providing more journey opportunities. As above and especially if you’re a regular traveller, please check your journey before you travel.

If any unplanned changes to the timetable happen, such as due to industrial action or short-notice engineering work by Network Rail, we’ll email anyone who booked with us whose prebooked journey is affected – including letting you know about your ticket options and refund rights.

Printed timetables

If you prefer a printed timetable, you can print one at home by selecting, downloading and printing our PDF timetables on this page or at National Rail Enquiries. If you don’t have access to a printer, you can email or phone National Rail Enquiries Customer Relations to arrange for a timetable to be printed and posted direct to your home.

Visit National Rail Enquiries for more information.

Scheduled timetable book for 21 May 2023 to 9 December 2023

View & download here

Scheduled timetable book for 10 December 2023 to 1 June 2024

View & download here

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