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Christmas presence

Presence is better than presents!

At this time of year when your diary is bursting with festivities it can be tricky to find time to spend with the people you love, especially over long distances.

Meeting somewhere in the middle for Christmas shopping, a panto or hearty roast dinner is a great way of seeing the people you love while juggling the necessities of Christmas cheer.

We’ve got together our top tips for buying train tickets as a treat for someone else. So, this year give presence and not just presents!


Here are our top tips for buying train tickets as gifts…

1. Use Paypal

If you buy a ticket with PayPal for family or friends they will be able to collect their tickets at the station using their own card, click here for details.

2. Go Mobile

Use Trainline’s mobile app to purchase a ticket for someone to visit this Christmas and simply share the booking confirmation so they can download the ticket to their own device, click here for details.

3. A Christmas Card Surprise

Surprise your loved ones this Christmas with a ‘Print Your Own’ ticket hidden in their Christmas card so they can visit you over the festive period; or, you can buy advance tickets to post on to a loved one and save an average 43%*.

For details on ‘print your own’ click here and for advance tickets click here.


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