save over 50%

when you buy in advance*

save over 50%

We won’t charge you any booking or credit card fees!

Save over 50%* when you book in advance

Book your train tickets up to 24 weeks in advance for the biggest saving

As soon as you know the time and date you'd like to travel, book an Advance Purchase train ticket and you could save over 50%.

Not only do Advance Purchase tickets offer great value for money, book before the day you travel and you'll bag yourself a seat reservation too.

New for 2017

You can now buy train tickets for all TPE routes up to 24 weeks in advance, which is when they are at their cheapest.

In general, Advance Purchase tickets must be bought by 18:00 at least one day before you travel, however a limited number of tickets on some routes are available up to 15 minutes before departure.

All you need to do is be flexible with train times and book with us as early as you can to get the cheapest deal - remember, we won't charge you any booking or credit card fees.

Availability and exclusions 

Please be aware that some dates are excluded due to engineering works and will open at 12 weeks before travel, rather than 24 weeks.

Advance Purchase is now open for services until 8th December, with the following exceptions:

  • Saturdays and Sundays 2nd September to 1st October inclusive – no services available on all North or Anglo Scottish routes due to changes around Manchester.
  • Saturday 30th September to Sunday 22nd October (all days of week, 23 days) – no services available to/from Liverpool (other North Route trains not affected) due to Lime Street closure.
  • Saturday 28th/Sunday 29th October – no North or South route services available due to a full block Leeds-Stalybridge, and South route changes as a result.

Once you’ve booked, we’ll try our best to notify you of any scheduled changes, but recommend that you always check journey details before you travel.


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