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Are you 16-25 or a student in full time education looking for cheap student train tickets? Book your tickets in advance with TransPennine Express and you could save a tidy 50%*. Check out the individual discounts below and see which one works best for you.
If you’re 16-18 years old and want to get your hands on 50% off train tickets, make sure you buy your train tickets in advance, rather than on the day. Buy TPE Advance Purchase train tickets online and select '16-18 TPE Discount' from the railcard list.
You don’t need a railcard to enjoy these fares, but you do need to provide proof of age when you’re travelling with discounted 16-18 tickets. This could be a a passport, driving licence, photocard or Validate UK ID card.
If you’re 16-25 or over 25 and studying full-time, get yourself a 16-25 railcard and you'll automatically save 1/3 on all train travel. We've decided to make that deal even better: book TPE Advance Purchase train tickets and you'll save an extra 50%. Yes, that's half price student train tickets.
Book online or download the TPExpress app and download your train tickets straight to your phone. Enter promo code: TPESTUDENT to get your 50% discount via the app.
A 16-25 Railcard – previously known as a young person’s railcard - costs £30 for a whole year.
As well as discounts on train travel, you can get 2 Nectar points for every £1 you spend when you book TPE Advance Purchase tickets online with your 16-25 Railcard. Apply for a Nectar card and start saving.
Train ticket prices vary depending on the time of day. The cheapest time to travel is normally between 9:00 to 14:00 and after 19:00 on weekdays and any time on the weekend.
Bag yourself a bargain with our guide to getting cheaper train tickets.
Nope. It's totally free to book train tickets with TransPennine Express - we'll even reserve you a seat too*.
The 50% discount applies to TransPennine Express Advance tickets
You must be aged 16, 17 or 18 when travelling and present proof of age with the tickets when travelling
Only available for tickets purchased through tpexpress.co.uk - the discount is not available via the TPExpress app or any other booking channels
Tickets must be purchased in advance of travel and are subject to availability, so book early to get the best possible fares
You must select '16-18 TPE Discount' as a railcard option when booking at tpexpress.co.uk to obtain a discount
TransPennine Express will accept any identification which includes a photo and age or date of birth
For example, passports, driving licence photocards and Validate UK ID cards
Tickets are non-refundable and are only valid on the date and trains shown on the ticket(s)
Savings are based on Advance fares versus purchase on the day
16-25 50% Advance Discount
Top tips on getting the cheapest train tickets for your journey.
You can save money on your train tickets with this railcard if you regularly travel with your family and friends.
You can save even more money on your railcard with extra discounts and offers including great days out, meals and activities.
If you’re 60 or older you can make great savings on your train travel and days out with a Senior Railcard.
If you regularly travel with the same person for work or pleasure, you could save money on your trips with a Two Together Railcard.
Don’t worry if you’ve lost your railcard – it’s easy to get a replacement card so you won't miss out on cheap train tickets.