How to buy cheap train tickets online
When buying train tickets online, booking in advance will make your train tickets much cheaper, and with Trainline, you can save up to 43% on a standard train fare. Cheap train tickets in the UK are not a myth, and in fact, are easier to come by than you may think. There are no restrictions of where cheap rail tickets are normally found. You can get cheap rail tickets to London, the beach or to work, so long as you book enough in advance. The earlier you book, the cheaper the train tickets will be.
To find cheap train tickets for your journey with Trainline, simply enter your travel information into our journey planner and search for the time and date that suits you.
Ways to get cheap train tickets
Buying train tickets in advance is the easiest and fastest way to get cheap train fares for any journey. However, you can also ensure you get the cheapest train ticket for your journey by using a national railcard to include an extra 1/3 off your train ticket price. Using a national railcard is very cost-effective, usually a one-off cost of £30 (Disabled Persons is £20), you can buy cheap train tickets online for almost any train journey you're travelling on, giving you a great discount every time you travel.
Another way to get train tickets cheaper is by buying 2 advance single tickets rather than a return. Once again, planning your journey well in advance. There are a number of journeys in which you can find cheaper train tickets this way, and with our journey planner, you can find the cheapest train tickets for your train trip now.
See how much you could save?
Save £24.80 by booking 12 weeks in advance instead of on the day of travel.
Save £103 by booking 9 weeks in advance instead of on the day of travel.
Save £99 by booking 9 weeks in advance instead of on the day of travel.
Cheap Train Tickets in Europe
It is not just National Rail journeys that you can book cheap train tickets online with. Trainline Europe offers travellers great discounts for a number of destinations across Europe, including in France, Italy, Spain and Germany.
If you want to book cheap train tickets in these countries, you can either the Trainline Europe page, where you will get more information on where you can travel by train in Europe, as well as fantastic savings on popular rail routes across the continent.