Student Christmas Travel

Handy information for travelling this Christmas

After what must have been a very strange term at university you will now be thinking about your plans to return home for Christmas. It may have been a while since you used the train so we wanted to give you some information about your journey.

We've been doing quite a lot to make sure your journey home is safe, with lots of extra cleaning on board our trains and in stations. You can find out more on what we have done to keep you safe here.

We also have some handy tips for you before you make your journey, including information on face coverings which you must wear in the station and on board trains (unless you are exempt), planning ahead and booking in advance.

In preparation for your journey home and back to university again, please make sure you check your journey as there may be some engineering work taking place. Timetable changes are taking place from 14th December so please check your journey in case there are changes to your usual train.

If you have already purchased your ticket to travel home and now need to change your ticket to travel in the student travel window (3rd - 9th December), then don't worry there are no fees to make changes. Find out how to change your ticket here.
Don't forget we have a fantastic student discount where you can enjoy half price tickets with your student railcard. You can book this on our App and get your tickets to your phone.

If you’re under 26 years old or a full-time mature student, get yourself a 16-25 Railcard and enjoy half price Advance Purchase train tickets when you book in advance with TransPennine Express (instead of the standard 1/3 saving).

This offer is available exclusively via the orange ‘Buy Tickets’ button below or through the TPExpress App with code TPESTUDENT.

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Buying in advance is cheaper than buying on the day at the station, and booking direct with us means you'll save 50%. Travelling at certain times of the day can be more expensive than others, so the more flexible you can be on the time and days you travel, the more money you're likely to save.

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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!

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