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If you're after CrossCountry train tickets, look no further. At Trainline, we'll show you where CrossCountry can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey.

To find CrossCountry tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices.

Keep reading for more information on classes, onboard amenities, destinations, and cheap train ticket tips.

CrossCountry train map

Unsure about where to start your adventure? Use our CrossCountry map to plan out where you want to go. 

From Birmingham and Bristol, you can enjoy speedy services to anywhere from Aberdeen to Penzance, that‘s a long way! Other popular destinations served by CrossCountry include Stansted Airport, Manchester, Leicester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool and Nottingham to name a few.

CrossCountry gets you to picturesque locations in the South West, the South Coast, the North East, Wales and Scotland.

For more information about accessibility on CrossCountry services, check out our Accessible Travel guide.

How to get cheap CrossCountry train tickets

If you're after cheap UK train tickets, check out the hints below and see how you could bag yourself a bargain. We'll even highlight the cheapest prices!

Buy CrossCountry Flexi Season tickets with us

Heading into the office less and want to save money on commuting to work? You can buy digital Flexi Season tickets for CrossCountry routes in our app. Travelling with a Flexi Season ticket on eligible routes can be cheaper than buying a single or return ticket, plus it provides you with more flexibility than a normal Season ticket. Why not find out more about digital train Season tickets or check out our commuter train ticket guide to see which ticket type is best for you.

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Beat the queues with digital tickets

Enjoy smoother CrossCountry journeys – go straight to the train when you use digital tickets on your phone. 94% of our customers wouldn't use anything else! Mobile tickets live in your Trainline app and etickets can be opened on your phone as a PDF. Both let you skip the queues at the ticket machine and breeze straight through the gates using your phone. They’re available on most CrossCountry journeys, so be sure to select this option when you book.

Learn more about Mobile Tickets and eTickets.


CrossCountry train classes

Whether you're travelling for work, leisure or a bit of both, find a seat to match. 

Standard Class on CrossCountry trains

In Standard Class on CrossCountry trains you can expect:

  • Comfortable seating
  • Free WiFi
  • Plenty of space for luggage
  • Onboard catering on most services 

First Class on CrossCountry trains

Fancy travelling in style? Why not upgrade to a First Class ticket for your next CrossCountry journey. Added extras in First Class include: 

  • Larger reclining seats
  • Extra table space
  • Complimentary food and drinks*

Need more information? Check out our dedicated guide to CrossCountry First Class.

*On most services

Taking your bike on CrossCountry trains

Planning a day out on your bike? Or cycling as part of your commute to work? You’re in luck. Taking bikes on trains in the UK is completely free.

CrossCountry recommends that you make a reservation for your full-sized bike wherever you’re given the option. Most of their trains have 2 reservable spaces and 1 extra for unreserved bikes. If you’re taking a fold-up bike on board there’s no need for a reservation, but you must be able to carry the bike and fit it in the luggage rack on the train.

Find out more about taking bikes on trains in the UK.

Top CrossCountry train destinations

Need a bit of information ahead of your next trip? Check out these popular CrossCountry destinations for travel details and nearby attractions.

CrossCountry Delay Repay

Did you know you can claim Delay Repay if your CrossCountry train was delayed by 30 minutes or more? Check out our Delay Repay page for more details.

Good to know

Travelling with CrossCountry? Find out everything you need to know about luggage allowance, pets and other onboard CrossCountry facilities here.

Contact information

Got a query about your CrossCountry train journey? Get in touch online.

Customer service enquiries

If you want to get in touch with our customer support team about a booking you've made with us, visit our help section.

Delays, lost property and onboard services

If you would like more information regarding CrossCountry train times, lost property or onboard facilities, then please call CrossCountry on +(44) 344 7369 123

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