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Some regular offers will get you money off your train ticket, and I’ll share the best here.

LNER: £5 credit

Sign up to LNER’s Perks scheme and you’ll get £5 credit. You can use this for bookings made on the app. You’ll also be able to earn 2% credit back on bookings. The credit can only be spent on LNER journeys.

TrainPal: £3 credit

Sign up to the TrainPal app with the code acf0edfd to get £3 credit to use on tickets. This will be in the form of a £1 off £15 or more ticket and £2 off £35. You can only use one credit per ticket purchase and it will expire after two weeks.

Uber: Book your train with Uber and get 10% back in Uber Credits

Uber now lets you buy train, coach and Eurostar tickets through its app. You can also book flights, but that’s not part of this offer.

If you use the app to buy a train, coach or Eurostar ticket on or before 29 February 2024, you’ll get 10% of the booking value back as Uber Credits.

You can use your Uber Credits for both journeys and towards Uber Eats orders. 

In addition, if you buy an Uber gift card using a cashback app, you could get further cashback on the purchase (we’ve seen 3-4%).

Ticket sales

Flash sales and offers run throughout the year on different rail networks here in the UK and sometimes overseas too. I’ll list the best ones below.

Eurostar: £78 returns

You can book return fares from London to Paris, Brussels, Lille or Rotterdam for £39 each way, making a return possible for just £78. This seems to be a regular offer, with the viable travel dates extending every few months. Limited availability at weekends and there are some excluded dates. While reduced fares last.

Trainline: £15 off selected Season tickets (expired)

You can get £15 off of selected Season tickets when buy one via the Trainline app. 

To save you’ll just need to enter the code GREAT15 at the checkout. 

This deal can be used for Flexi, Weekly and Monthly season tickets in the UK which cost £40 or more. (Annual tickets are excluded). 

You can’t stack this deal with any other offers and must purchase a qualifying Season ticket before 23:59 BST on 4 October 2023. 

Railcard offers

Rail cards are valid for 12 months and should save you a third on most fares if you fit the criteria. You’ll also soon be able to have a digital version of your card on your phone. Most will cost you £30.

Railcards include:

  • Friends & Family Railcard
  • 16-17 Saver (from 20th August)
  • 18-25 Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard
  • NetworkRailcard (South East trains only)
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard

Offers to save more run regularly through the year, and I’ll update here if I spot any.

Tesco Clubcard: 50% off railcards

You can get any railcard for half of the price if you have Tesco Clubcard points. You need £15 worth of points to get this or any other railcard in full, though you can part pay with vouchers.

Trainline: 30% off any Railcard

Trainline is offering 30% off all Railcards. You’ll just need to enter the code ILOVETRAINS at checkout.

This offer can’t be stacked with any other deals and will end after 125,000 codes of been redeemed or at 23:50 on 30 November 2023 (whichever comes first!)

Trainline: 20% off student and graduate Railcards

Trainline has teamed up with Student Beans to offer 20% off Railcards for students and travellers who have graduated within the last five years.

To get the discount you’ll need to:

1. Verify as a student with Student Beans. 

2. Get your discount code from Student Beans.

3. Use your code at checkout.

This offer can’t be stacked with another deal.

TrainPal: 15% off railcards

The app TrainPal is offering discounts on one and three-year digital railcards that amount to around 15% off.

A one-year card will cost £25 rather than £30.

You first need to register with the add (use code acf0edfd to get £3 credit – more details on this further up the page). Then activate the railcard offer, which I found on the home page. There are only 1,000 available at these prices, so it might not last too long.

One thought on “Train ticket deals and offers

  1. Note that the LNER £5 credit can only be used on LNER journeys. However, it can still be worth booking journeys with other operators through LNER if you have a credit/debit card with a rewards scheme attached (many of them do) – Barclaycard Cashback Rewards, Natwest Rewards, Lloyds Everyday Offers etc – as they often have cashback on tickets booked through LNER for journeys with any operator. I just got 8% cashback for a journey with Southern for using my Natwest debit card to pay for it.


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