Want to get the best deals on train tickets? Look no further. Our Best Fare Finder is here to help you easily and quickly find cheap train tickets for travel in the UK.

Every day thousands of our customers find cheap train tickets with us, and Best Fare Finder uses their journey searches to help you find cheap tickets faster.

Not only can we help you find the best fares for your journey, but we’ve also got tons of savings tips right here, so you can be in the know about every way to save on UK train fares.

Top train routes in the UK

How to find the best train ticket prices with us

Simply select one of our top routes, tell us when you’re thinking of travelling and Best Fare Finder will show you the cheap tickets our customers have found around these times.


Enter your origin and destination station (or city if you don’t know the station)


Select the date and time you’d like to travel, and return if necessary


Add the number of people travelling and any Railcards they may have


Hit Get times and tickets to start your search

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Other ways to save on train fares

Want to make your train tickets even cheaper? There are a few different ways you can add even more savings onto your tickets.

Use a Railcard

Save up to a 1/3 on selected train tickets across the UK with a Railcard. There are 8 to choose from and they cost just £30 for a whole year of savings.

Buy your digital Railcard online with us.

Split your train tickets

If you haven’t already, download our app to take advantage of SplitSave, our handy tool that will help you save by splitting your journey into several parts.

Find out more about how split train tickets work.

Buy in advance

Train companies in the UK normally release tickets around 12 weeks ahead of the departure date, usually at their cheapest price. If the tickets you want aren’t on sale yet, sign up to our Ticket Alert tool and we’ll email you when they are.

Find out more about Advance train tickets.

Travel Off-Peak

Travelling outside of Monday to Friday rush hours is another way to bring the price of your tickets down. Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak train times are usually cheaper than Peak time tickets.

Find out more about Off-Peak train times.

Flexi Seasons

The newest way to save money as a commuter. If you’re no longer travelling into work 5 days a week, a Flexi Season ticket could be for you.

Find out more about Flexi Season tickets.

Don’t forget to check out the latest offers from train companies too


If you’re travelling in a group of 3 to 9 people, buying GroupSave train tickets could help you save up to 34% on your UK rail fares. Quite a few train companies in the UK offer this discount, including:

  • c2c
  • Chiltern
  • Southern
  • Southeastern
  • South Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Western Railway

Find out more about GroupSave train tickets.

Kids for a Quid

If you’re travelling with little ones, there are plenty of discounts available on child fares, and if your child is under 5 years old, they can travel on UK trains for free! Train companies offering cheap child train tickets include:

  • Thameslink - Kids travel for £2
  • Southern - Kids travel for £2
  • Great Northern - Kids travel for £2
  • Southeastern - Kids travel for just £1
  • London Northwestern Railway - Kids travel for just £1 with a Family Travelcard

Find out more about child train tickets and Kids for a Quid tickets.

Duo train tickets

If you’re travelling with one other person, some train companies offer special discounted fares on certain routes. A Duo train ticket gives 2 people travelling together at weekends a discounted price on day Return tickets. The second person receives 50% off their ticket price, which equates to 25% off per person, not bad eh? Train companies offering Duo train tickets include:

  • Greater Anglia - 25% off with Duo train tickets
  • Northern - 25% off with Duo train tickets
  • Chiltern - 25% off with Duo train tickets

Find out more about Duo train tickets.

Finding the best First Class fares

Travelling First Class doesn’t mean the tickets always have to be really expensive. Often First Class tickets aren’t that much more than Standard Class, depending on when you book. Using a Railcard or booking in Advance are just some of the ways you can save on First Class fares, and of course, you get more for your money travelling in First Class too.

Depending on the train company, extra perks of First Class train travel include:

  • Access to the First Class lounge in the station
  • Complimentary food and drinks
  • Wider, more comfortable seating
  • Solo seating options

Spotlight on…LNER, the North East and Edinburgh

The UK is full of amazing places to explore, and LNER can take you to quite a few of them! Operating trains on the East Coast Mainline, LNER can whisk you from London King's Cross to popular destinations such as Edinburgh, Leeds, Harrogate, York, Hull, Newcastle, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen. Check out some of the most popular train journeys our customers are currently taking.

Frequently asked questions

What is the Best Fare Finder? 

Our Best Fare Finder uses customer journey searches to help you find cheap tickets faster. Using clever data, our Fare Finder builds a picture of the best-priced tickets for routes across the UK for the next 12 weeks to 3 months. 

How can I get the cheapest train tickets? 

There are a few different ways you can get your hands on the cheapest train tickets. Using our Best Fare Finder, booking in advance, travelling Off-Peak, and using a Railcard are some of the most popular ways to save on UK train tickets. 

What if the tickets I want aren’t on sale yet? 

If you’re planning your train travel ahead of time, and the tickets for that day haven’t been released yet, you can sign up for Ticket Alert. We’ll ping you an email as soon as your tickets go on sale, you can grab them at their cheapest price. 

Find out more about train travel in the UK

So now you know how to find the best train fares, and tips for making those prices even cheaper too, you're good to go! Why not start a search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of this page? Or, if you want to find out more about train travel in the UK, why not read through some of our travel guides.

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