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Access the cheapest
on‑the‑day fares

Use Trainline’s app to make every second count. Tap into last‑minute cheap seats and use tickets on your mobile to cut the queues.

Learn moreBook a train ticket.


What is advance purchase on the day?

Advance purchase tickets are cheaper rail fares which are sold prior to the day of travel, and, in some cases on the day of departure.

How does it work?

Train operators set ticket prices in yields, with advance purchase tickets as the cheapest option. Several operators* have opened access on advance tickets to 15mins before you need to board the train. Phew.


*Advance purchase tickets have a variable cut off time prior to departure of train.

Cheap last‑minute tickets

A seat ready and waiting*

*Advance purchase on the day tickets come with seat reservations where reservations are available.

Always queue‑free

Cheap last‑minute tickets

Advance purchase on the day tickets are not always available, it depends on the how busy your
chosen journey is.

When they are available, our app and website will list them as your cheapest available option.





Always queue‑free

Tickets on your mobile are the effortless new way to travel by train – simply activate your ticket in our app and scan it at the ticket gate. No need to print, no need to queue. It's basically like having a tiny ticket machine.

You can learn more about tickets on your mobile here.


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