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How to buy train tickets quickly and easily

We have a range of great features on our website, to help you buy train tickets quickly and easily and to get the best deal on your train travel, including:

  • No booking fee - unlike some other train ticket website we won't charge you a booking fee
  • Clear and easy to use train times and fares results
  • The ability to select your own seat on CrossCountry journeys
  • You can print your tickets at home or work with no queuing!

Start your search

Start your search using the 'Find your train' panel at the top of every page. Enter your journey details.

Use the menu items to refine your search.

Choose your train and fare

Once you have specified your journey, you should choose your train time and fare. Our easy to use results shows you train times and fares straight away.

Select your own seat on CrossCountry journeys

If you are travelling on CrossCountry services you can review and change your seating options by clicking on your specified seat and then using our seat plan to select your own seat when booking your ticket on our

full website.

You can select to sit near your luggage, near a window, at a table, near a power socket etc.

Print your tickets at home or work with no queuing!

If you're buying CrossCountry or Virgin Trains Advance tickets one of the delivery options you can choose when booking on our full website is an e-ticket. Select this option and you can print off your own tickets at work or home, saving you time and hassle. You will receive a separate e-mail with a link to your ticket. You should print out your ticket and take it with you when you travel.

Now when you select an e-ticket you can choose an alternative form of ID instead of only the payment card used for purchase. You now have the option of choosing another credit or debit card, photo driving license or passport. You will be asked to enter the name printed on the ID and the last four characters of the ID reference. So, whether you're booking for yourself or someone else you can select the most appropriate method of ID. The selected form of ID must be brought along with your printed out e-ticket on your journey.

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