TransPennine Express operates trains across the North of England. It links east with west, and as the name suggests, it crosses the Pennines. It has a fleet of 95 trains which serve dozens of stations, of which TransPennine Express operates 19.
On some routes, TransPennine Express can be the cheapest option. Let’s take a look at Edinburgh to Newcastle, travelling a week in advance:
As you can see, there’s quite a saving. This is because they’re usually the slowest option, stopping at most stations on the way. Travelling to Manchester? We’ve produced a guide to the cheapest fares.
Travelling to and from Manchester Airport? You can buy an Airport Advance Single ticket. If your flight is delayed, you can get your ticket endorsed at the Manchester Airport ticket office, and you can travel on the next train up to three hours after your original departure time. Just make sure you leave at least one hour between your flight arriving and the train leaving.
Here at Railsmartr, we offer these tickets where they’re available. Unsure what kind of ticket you’re buying? Just click on the price to find out:
On board services
All trains have a variety of overhead luggage racks and bigger luggage stacks. You’ll find that the ‘Nova’ trains have more space above the seats.
You’ll find food and drink on trains between Newcastle and Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh, York and Manchester (Saltburn trains) and Leeds and Manchester (Hull trains) between 7am and 6:30pm (9am and 6:30pm weekends). It’s available on all services from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh and Glasgow, no matter the time of day.
Free WiFi is available on all TransPennine Express services.
You’ll need to reserve a space to bring non-folding bikes on trains on the TransPennine Express network. You can make a reservation up to 15 minutes before you travel. 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 First Class.
You can find out more about Passenger Assist on our dedicated page.