If you're after cheap Northern Railway (Northern Rail) train tickets, look no further. At Trainline, we'll show you where Northern Railway can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find Northern Railway train tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Wherever you’re going with Northern Railway, start your trip with us.
For more information about accessibility on Northern services, check out our Accessible Travel guide.
Unsure about where to start your adventure? Have a look at these great route ideas to get you dreaming about your next train trip with Northern Railway. And why not plan ahead by checking out our Northern Railway train times page?
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Northern Railway 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.
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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 Northern Railway 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 Northern Railway 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)
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If you travel on the same route more than three times a week, then a 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.
Heading into the office less and want to save money on commuting to work? You can buy digital Flexi Season Tickets for 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.
The Northern Railway (or Northern Rail) network consists of a number of commuter routes across the north of England, with the Humber coast line one of its primary train services.
Newcastle, Sunderland, and Middlesbrough are connected by one line. Northern Railway also connects different parts of Yorkshire, calling at Leeds, Bradford, Doncaster, and Huddersfield.
On the west coast, Liverpool Lime Street is connected to Manchester Piccadilly on one route, giving commuters ease of travel between the two major cities.
Between all these routes, the entirety of northern England is brought together on one rail network, giving passengers the option of starting off the morning in Nottingham and being in Liverpool by lunchtime.
Did you know we sell Northern Duo train tickets for certain routes in and out of Leeds and Manchester? Save up to 25% on 2 adults travelling together at weekends. Find out more and book Duo train tickets.
Enjoy smoother Northern Railway 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 Northern Railway journeys, so be sure to select this option when you book.
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You may have heard that the Northern franchise has been government-operated since Sunday 1st March 2020. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.
Yes. If you have already purchased a ticket, they will still be valid for the dates shown. This includes all season tickets and all pre-purchased tickets. Any tickets where part of your journey is with another rail company will also still be valid.
Yes. All tickets purchased to travel on Northern services will remain valid for the dates shown on the ticket.
No, you do not need to rebook. All your travel arrangements will be carried forward and this transfer will not affect your journey.
Travelling with Northern Railway? Find out everything you need to know about luggage allowance, pets and other onboard Northern Railway facilities here.
No, there aren’t any First Class services on Northern Railway journeys.
There is free WiFi on most trains between Leeds and Doncaster. From 2019 onwards, all Northern Railway routes will have WiFi connectivity.
Yes but there are only two spaces per train and reservation is highly advised.
Peak hours apply to most trains that operate between 16:01 and 18:29 in the evening.
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If you would like more information regarding Northern Railway train times, lost property or onboard facilities, then please call Northern Railway on +(44) 800 200 6060.