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.
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!
Great Northern train tickets usually go on sale 3 months before the date of travel. Look out for Advance tickets, as these tend to be cheaper when they're first released. Be quick though, as they sell out on busier routes.
Find out more about our Advance ticket alert tool.
When travelling by train in the UK, you can benefit from reduced fares by choosing times of day that are less busy. When searching for Great Northern tickets with us, we'll display all available tickets and options, highlighting the cheapest ones.
Learn more about Off-Peak train times.
Our clever little Price Prediction tool will peek into the future and let you know when Great Northern ticket prices are about to rise – meaning you'll never miss out on the best value fares. Beat the rush and save on price too. (Currently available in the UK app only)
Discover the magic of Price Prediction.
If you travel on the same route more than three times a week, then a Great Northern Season Ticket could help you to save both valuable time and money. Not only that, they're available in a number of flexible options to suit different time frames.
Check out our Season Ticket Calculator today to get started.
They're types of train discount cards you can buy for £30 for unlimited use. You can get up to a 1/3 off the price of Off-Peak train tickets when using a Railcard. From kids to elderly people, there are great discounts out there to be had.
GroupSave is a concession that allows any group of 3 - 9 passengers travelling together up to a 34% discount on Off-Peak tickets on selected routes.
Great for families and groups of friends, you can find this option in the drop-down menu when booking your train tickets.
Heading into the office less and want to save money on commuting to work? You can buy digital Flexi Season Tickets for Great Northern 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 check out our Commuter Calculator to see which ticket type is best for you.
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.
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.
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.
Got a query about a Great Northern journey you've booked with us? Get in touch online.
If you want to get in touch with our customer support team about a booking you've made with us, visit our help section.
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.