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If you're after cheap Great Northern train tickets, look no further. At Trainline, we'll show you where Great Northern trains can take you and how to book cheap fares for your journey.

To find Great Northern train tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you our best available journey times and prices. Wherever you’re going with Great Northern, start your trip with us.

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

Great Northern railway map

Unsure about where to start your adventure? Use our Great Northern train map to plan out where you want to go. From the main hub of London King’s Cross, you can enjoy speedy services to Stevenage, Peterborough, Cambridge and many other destinations in between.

Great Northern trains take you further. From the Capital to King’s Lynn, it’s easy to connect hassle-free to the east of England, including regions such as Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

Top Great Northern destinations

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

How to get cheap Great Northern 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 always highlight the cheapest prices whenever you search for a ticket!

Discover digital tickets 

Enjoy smoother Great Northern journeys – go straight to the train when you use tickets on your phone. 94% of our customers wouldn't use anything else! Mobile Tickets will get sent directly to 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 Great Nothern journeys, so be sure to select this option when you book.

Learn more about Mobile Tickets and etickets.

Great Northern First Class

Whether you’re travelling for work, leisure or a bit of both, Great Northern’s First Class option offers a good deal of comfort and luxury.

Travelling in First Class with Great Northern is a great way to kick back and cruise in style, with First Class carriages available on most services.

So, what do you get when you upgrade to First Class? Great Northern offers comfortable, wider seats and tables in the First Class carriage, perfect for working while on the go.

To add to that, there’s free WiFi on many of the trains travelling from King’s Cross to King’s Lynn and Cambridge (and to a lesser extent, Peterborough).

Find out more about travelling First Class in the UK.

Good to know

Like most trains on the national network, you’re allowed to bring up to two large items like suitcases along with one smaller piece of hand luggage, but please be aware that it may be difficult to carry lots of luggage on board during peak hours.

Yes, WiFi is free for both First Class and Standard passengers, but it’s not yet available on all Great Northern services.

Yes, foldable bicycles are preferred, but you can also take a regular bicycle on board. Just be aware that there are restrictions on non-foldable bicycles during peak times and between certain stations. For example, regular bicycles aren’t allowed at any time between Drayton Park and Moorgate.

Great Northern’s peak hours include trains arriving into London between 07:00 and 09:00 and trains leaving London between 16:00 and 19:00.

Contact information

Got a query about your Great Northern journey? Get in touch either online or on the telephone.

Ticket enquiries and refunds

You might find an answer to your query in our help section. For all enquiries about your booking, do not hesitate to contact us on 0333 202 2222.

Delays, lost property and onboard services

If you would like more information regarding Great Northern train times, lost property or onboard facilities, then please call Great Northern on +(44)345 026 4700.

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