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If you're after Northern train tickets, look no further. At TrainPal, we'll show you where Northern can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find Northern tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Keep reading for more information on classes, onboard amenities, destinations, and cheap train ticket tips.

About Northern

Northern is owned by DfT OLR Holdings Ltd (DOHL), which took over the operation of Northern on 1 March 2020, a subsidiary of the Department for Transport's public sector ownership group, 'DOHL'. DOHL is responsible for three railway companies, LNER, Northern Trains Ltd and SE Trains ('South East'). DOHL is committed to working closely with all aspects of the rail industry to ensure the continuity of essential passenger rail services. Northern provides mainly rural train services and some long distance train services. The main service areas are Cheshire, County Durham, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumberland, Teesside, Tyne and Wear and Yorkshire.Our Northern vision: The North plays a vital role in the North of England, connecting tens of thousands of people to work, leisure, education and more every day. Northern has many exciting projects and interests. These include: Continued introduction of new state-of-the-art trains, with maximum speeds of up to 100mph. Additional capacity provided by the new fleet A major deep cleaning programme for all trains New technology is being trialled to identify key congestion points to reduce overcrowding. Platform extensions are underway at 30 stations across the network to allow longer trains and improved journeys.

Northern Route Map

Unsure about where to start your Northern adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London, you can enjoy high-speed services to destinations like Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester. Northern are one of the primary rail operators in the UK, providing services from London Euston and a number of major terminals including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Many of the routes feature high-speed services with no changes required, making Northern an excellent alternative to air travel if you're looking to traverse up or down the length of the country.

What can Northern offers

  • 1. Book with confidence
  • Fee free changes
  • 2. Education Seasons
  • Save up to 75% Education Season Tickets now!
  • The Railway Children Return
  • Win a Family Steam Train Adventure

How to Get Cheap Northern tickets

Looking for cheap train tickets on Northern routes? We've got you covered! Check out the suggestions below and discover tips you can use to save on your next train journey.
Book in advance
If you're planning your journey in advance, take note that UK train tickets are generally available to book 3 months before the departure date. Keep an eye out for Advance tickets - they tend to be cheaper but have the potential to sell out quickly, especially on popular routes.
Travel Off-Peak
Looking to save on UK trains? Book reduced fares by selecting times of the day that aren't so busy. When you search for trains with us, we'll show you all of the options available for your trip and point out low-priced recommendations.
TrainPal can help travellers save up to 95.25% of the original rail fare in the U.K. In addition to the traditional split ticketing features, TrainPal also offers a flexible split ticketing option which give travellers the best value to help you save even more. First class split tickets are also available.
National Railcards offer up to 1/3 off train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a TrainPal Railcard.

Northern Train Classes

Standard Class

  • · USB sockets
  • · free Wi-Fi
  • · CCTV
  • · Customer information screens
  • · Air-conditioning
    Northern Main Route

Hot Northern Destinations

Need a bit of information ahead of your next trip? Check out these popular destinations that Avanti West Coast trains travel to for journey details and nearby attractions.

Travelling with a Railcard

Travelling with Avanti West Coast a few times a year? Get a Railcard and you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys. Click on one of the Railcard types below to see the various eligibility requirements.


· Great for ages 16-25 solo travel
· Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
· Average annual savings up to £189!
· 3-year Railcard available to under 24s only


· Great for ages 26-30 solo travel
· Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
· Average annual savings up to £251!


· For ages 16+ couples travel together
· Named passengers save 1/3 on eligible fares
· £15 each! Best discount for couple travel


· Great for families who love to travel
· 1-4 adults save 1/3 on eligible fares, 1-4 children save 60%
· Average annual savings up to £114!



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