Rather than being a company in itself, Great Northern is a brand of Govia Thameslink Railway. This particular brand focuses on services that run north of London. You’ll find 64 trains branded for these services, which call at 54 different stations.
Your best bet for cheap Great Northern train fares is during a weekend or on a Bank Holiday. During these times, you’ll find some special ‘Super Off-Peak‘ fares. Here are some examples of day return tickets:
- Peterborough to London – £23.30
- Cambridge to London – £20.70
- Stevenage to London – £13.90
You can book these fares on the Railsmartr website without any extra fees.
On board services
All services have overhead luggage racks and some also have luggage stacks near the doors.
There isn’t any catering on Great Northern services. Make sure you buy before you board.
Free WiFi is available on Great Northern services.
There are some restrictions for bringing non-folding bikes on trains on the Great Northern network. They’re not allowed between Drayton Park and Moorgate at any time. You also can’t bring them onto trains arriving/departing London during peak times and on morning peak trains between King’s Lynn and Cambridge. There’s more information in our dedicated guide to travelling with bikes.
Up to two dogs, cats or other small domestic animals can travel free in both Standard and 1st Class.
You can find out more about Passenger Assist on our dedicated page.