Advance tickets are available from train operators up to 12 weeks before the date of travel. If you know where you're going and when, booking train tickets in advance can really help you to save money.
If you're planning a weekend away, a trip to visit friends, or a day at the races or other sporting event, you'll make great savings if you book cheap Advance tickets.
Huge savings can be made on inter-city journeys such as London to Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Cardiff, York, Crewe and Warrington, even on the day before travel. It can cost as little as £14.60* to travel from London to Leeds in Standard Class, compared with £97.00 for an Off-Peak ticket (the cheapest available on the day) - a saving of over 84%!
For those making plans in advance, booking train tickets online when you firm up other travel arrangements gives you peace of mind, as well as great value rail tickets!
It's important to note that Advance tickets aren't available on all routes and they can sell out quickly - so if you know exactly which day and train you'll be travelling on, it's worth booking ahead for really cheap train tickets!
*Price based on cheapest available one way Standard Class Advance ticket, excluding £1.50 booking fee per transaction. Based on payment with a debit card and ticket collection from a self-service ticket machine at the station (free of charge).