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CrossCountry trains logo10% off CrossCountry trainsAvailable for student and apprentice NUS Extra holders

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Students and apprentices who have an NUS Extra card can get an extra 10% off selected CrossCountry advance tickets (the applicable tickets will show up in green in a search).

What's more, this offer is valid with the 16-25 railcard discount.
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CrossCountry trains logo25% off CrossCountry trainsMSE Blagged code for advance fares to or from Devon & Cornwall


We've blagged 10,000 codes to get 25% off advance fares to or from Devon and Cornwall with CrossCountry. Just register online* with CrossCountry to bag a code, which you can use on all advance standard or first class tickets until Mon 30 Jun.

Once you've received your unique code by email, book your tickets online or by phone (08448 110124). You'll be prompted to enter your code in the booking process. You can increase the discount if you have a railcard.

The code works for groups, as you can buy up to eight tickets for any one journey - although you can only use it once.

You can travel to (or from) 83 stations on CrossCountry's South West line, including Newquay, St Ives and Exeter, from (or to) any of the 118 stations on the CrossCountry network map, so long as it's an advance ticket marked "Cross Country & Connections".

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There are no booking or credit card fees. The discount is not available on other train company tickets or other fare types. See full T&Cs.

CrossCountry trains logoCrossCountry Trains 25% off advance fares with NUS Extra cardGot a valid railcard? You can snap up extra discounts

Anyone with a valid NUS Extra card can get 25% off advance single journeys via this special CrossCountry online link. Bookings must be made by Thu 21 Nov, though you can book up to 12 weeks in advance.

If you're planning a return journey, you'll have to book two single journeys. Have your NUS Extra number handy as you'll need it to get the deal. You'll then need to take the card when you trevel.

If you have a railcard, you'll get the usual third off your booking as well as the additional 25% off. The discounted tickets are subject to availability, so go quick if you're eligible and you're planning a journey soon.

Savings can be big if you have both a railcard and NUS Extra card - Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham would cost 4.95 (usually 10), Edinburgh Waverley to Newcastle's 7.90 (usually 16), Plymouth to Temple Meads is 7.90 (usually 16), Sheffield to York is 2.45 (usually 5) and Leamington Spa to Oxford's 2.20 (usually 4.50).
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