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Amended timetable in operation until further notice:
Let's travel safely this summer. If you are travelling with us, please avoid peak times and use contactless to buy tickets.
You MUST wear a face covering unless exempt. £100 fines apply.
Consider others. Hidden disabilities or medical conditions may mean not everyone can.
Get a Railcard
How would you like to save 1/3 on your train tickets for a whole year? Buy a railcard and enjoy permanent savings on train travel. With 6 different types of railcards available, there’s something for everyone – check out our page to find the best railcard for you, and start saving! Check out the special offers section of our website to find great discounts on attractions, and save even more.
Sign up for our newsletter
The best way to stay up to date with special offers on train tickets is to sign up for our newsletter (at the bottom of this page)! Whether it’s 50% off train tickets for students, discounted tickets to major attractions or all the latest events and goings-on across the North and Scotland, our newsletter is jam-packed with inspiration to get you travelling more in 2017. You don’t need to go far – there are plenty of things to do in the UK.
Book a mini break abroad
If you’ve got your sights set on somewhere a bit more exotic, booking a mini-break is an affordable way to see the world. Set price alerts for places you want to go (Skyscanner and Expedia are good places to start!) and book the flights when they are at their cheapest. Manchester Airport has flights in January to Belgium for £15, the Netherlands for £17 and Germany for £20*. If you can be flexible with your dates / times, there’s a cheap flight with your name on it - and we’ve got direct trains to Manchester Airport from as little as £4.80!
Plan ahead – book train tickets 24 weeks in advance
If you’ve always wanted to explore Scotland’s most historic city, now you can – 24 weeks in advance! Planning ahead has never been easier, as you can now book trains from Manchester to Edinburgh 24 weeks in advance. Add Glasgow to the mix with enlightening art galleries and museums, theatres brimming with shows and streets filled with unique shopping destinations and you’ll be packing your bag already.
Get 2 for 1 attraction offers with National Rail
Did you know that you can get 2 for 1 offers on major attractions within the UK when you travel by train? Days Out Guide has a wealth of destination inspiration for places all over Britain, including Cadbury World, Sea Life, Edinburgh Dungeon and ghost tours – everything you need for a really memorable day out. The best part is, we’ll take you right to the heart of the cities by train, so you won’t have to worry about finding a parking space.
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*Information correct at time of publication.