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What sort of Great British Rail Sale discounts are there?

We’re offering up to 50% off selected Advance tickets on over 1 million tickets across the National Rail network. You can book your Great British Rail Sale tickets today for travel between 30 January and 15 March 2024. You’ll need to buy them at least seven days before you travel.

So, what are you waiting for? Get booking and bag yourself up to half-price train tickets this Winter. It’s a great excuse to see somewhere new or to take the kids to a place that the whole family will enjoy.

Don’t hang around. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Where will the Great British Rail Sale take you?

Looking for more inspiration? National Rail’s online tool will help you find which routes are available. We’ve also written about day trips from Newcastle, day trips from Leeds and more. You could also take a look at our Expert Tips for more advice on getting the most out of your Great British Rail Sale tickets. 

Our Top Tips for booking Great British Rail Sale tickets

Book in Advance

Most Rail Sale discounts apply to Advance single tickets, usually available at less busy times of the day

Be direct

Search out direct journeys using a single train operator, for instance Avanti West Coast or LNER, for Great British Rail Sale deals

Get ahead

Over 1 million train tickets are up for grabs in the Rail Sale but once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Which train operators are taking part in the Great British Rail Sale?

  • Avanti West Coast
  • c2c
  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Grand Central
  • Great Northern
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • GTR
  • LNER
  • London Northwestern Railway
  • Northern
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • South Western Railway
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport for Wales
  • West Midlands Railway

What you need to know

Great British Rail Sale tickets are limited and subject to availability and exclusions. See full terms & conditions for more details. Book between 23 January and 29 January 2024 for travel between 30 January and 15 March 2024. Tickets must be purchased at least 7 days in advance. Promotional tickets are available on selected routes only. No Railcard discounts apply. No booking fees apply. Please contact your train company if you have specific accessibility requirements.

* Select your own seat when you book with our Seat Picker Plus+ service. Available on LNER, Avanti West Coast, Lumo, Hull Trains & Grand Central services.