Without doubt, the wide range of rail tickets available for travel in the UK is a complex business. Most people just buy the ticket on the day of travel and these are usually the most expensive tickets you can buy.
However, there are a number of fares available for train journeys that, with a little bit of research can slash the cost of your train ticket.
Here are tips to help you get the best price for your rail journey.
Buy your rail ticket early
Our ticket booking form works up to 12 weeks in advance. The earlier your book your ticket the better the deal. Booking 12 weeks in advance often will get you the best price
Book a specific train
If you know what train you need to get then it can be cheaper to commit your self to that train. The tickets can be cheaper. However, be aware that changing the train can often involve paying the full price for the ticket again