By purchasing an Advance ticket, you're able to choose the best time to travel at the lowest available fare and reserve yourself a seat (on selected trains).
Tickets are available for purchase from 12 weeks before travel, and can be booked up until 1800 the day before travel (although please allow seven days if you are purchasing online to allow for postage).
Why book in 'Advance'?
Check details and book early as Advance tickets are subject to limited availability and Advance fares will not be available on every train.
Please note Advance tickets are only valid for the date and train they are booked for and these tickets are non-refundable but can be amended before departure.
Visit the full terms and conditions for further details on Advance tickets.
Advance tickets are available for travel on Northern Rail services including:
PlusBus - you can where available add unlimited bus travel at your origin station and/or your destination station.
16-25 (Young Persons), Family & Friends (Family), Senior, HM Forces and Disabled Persons Railcard holders can save 1/3 on all Standard Class Advance tickets.
In addition, 16-25, Senior, HM Forces and Disabled Persons Railcard holders also save 1/3 on all First Class Advance fares.
Simply enter your journey details into the 'Train tickets and times' search engine on the right of this page to find the cheapest Advance fares available.
You can receive your tickets by First Class post (please allow seven days for delivery); collect your pre-paid tickets from ticket vending machines (TVMs) at participating stations.