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A student train ticket is a ticket exclusively for students travelling with a 16-25 Railcard. Whether you’re heading off to uni or exploring all the great cities nearby once you’re there, you can bag yourself a bargain rail fare with our student discount offer.
If you’re under 26 years old or a full-time mature student, with a 16-25 Railcard you can enjoy 1/3 off a host of different train tickets. And with TransPennine Express you can even enjoy half price Standard Advance Purchase train tickets when you book direct with us.
This offer is available exclusively via the orange ‘Buy Tickets’ button below or through the TPExpress App with code TPESTUDENT.
Download the TPExpress app and claim your 50% off with promo code TPESTUDENT. Once you’ve got the app, you can download your ticket straight to your phone, save time queuing at the station and treat yourself to some extra time in bed!
If you buy in advance rather than on the day at the station, you can enjoy an even bigger student train discount.
By booking direct with us and taking advantage of our student train pass offer, you’ll save a whopping 50%. Tickets can often be booked up to 12 weeks in advance, and because travelling at certain times of the day can be more expensive than others, the more flexible you can be on the time and days you travel, the more money you're likely to save.
Take a look at how far ahead you can book Advance train tickets.
Find out more about how to get cheap train tickets with TransPennine Express.
A 16-25 Railcard is just £30 for 1 year or £70 for 3 years. Whether you choose 1 or 3 years, you’ll enjoy 1/3 off train travel, and up to 50% if you book your Standard Advance Purchase train tickets directly with us online or via the TPExpress app.
A 16-25 Railcard offers 1/3 off the price of train travel. But you can also enjoy half price train tickets when you book direct with TransPennine Express (instead of the standard 1/3 Railcard saving).
The additional discount only applies to TransPennine Express Standard Advance Purchase tickets and Standard Airport Advance tickets to and from Manchester Airport
You can only get a 16-25 railcard if you’re between 16 and 25 years old or a full-time mature student.
In order to be eligible for a 16-25 Railcard, mature students must attend a recognised university or college for a minimum of 20 weeks per year for 15 hours a week. An NUS card or college/university photocard is also required.
A 16-25 Railcard can be used at any time for Peak and Off-Peak travel.
A minimum fare of £12 is payable for any journeys made between 04:30 and 10:00 Monday to Friday. There isn't a minimum fare if you travel at weekends, on Public Holidays, or during July and August.
Once you have your 16-25 Railcard, you can buy tickets from the ticket office at the station to save 1/3 off the usual price. However, if you buy Standard Advance Purchase train tickets directly with us online or via the TPExpress App, you can save up to 50%.
With a 16-25 Railcard you can get cheap train tickets for Standard Anytime and Off-Peak fares. You can also buy Standard Advance and First Class Advance tickets if you book before you travel.
You can save money on:
- Standard Anytime and Anytime Day Singles and Returns
- Standard Off-Peak and Off-Peak Day Singles and Returns
- Standard Super Off-Peak and Off-Peak Day Singles and Returns
- Standard and First Class Advance (if you book in advance)
If you’re travelling further afield from our network, you can also save on Oyster Cards and London Travelcards, as well as a range of other train and travel tickets. You can’t however use a 16-25 Railcard to purchase season tickets.
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