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  • £1 Northern train ticket sale

    £1 Northern train ticket sale

    Five million cheap tickets available, mostly off-peak – can you find 'em?

    Expired

    Northern, which operates train services from Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, York and more, is selling five million advance single adult tickets for £1 in its flash sale until 4pm on Friday 5 January (though tickets have gone quicker in the past, so don't hang about). Tickets for children aged five to 15-years-old are half-price in this sale too, so 50p.

    The mega-cheap fares are for selected routes, travelling between Wednesday 10 January and Friday 1 March on Northern services only. 

    It's worth noting that while this is a great price for a train ticket if you're travelling in the next couple of months, this isn't the best sale Northern has done – last September you could get adult tickets for as little as 50p and kid tickets for 25p.

    How to get the discounted tickets

    You'll need to buy a single adult or child (five to 15-years old) ‘Standard Advanced Ticket’ at the Northern website or via its app (Android/iOS) – the cheapest tickets are highlighted, so look for ones that are 50p or £1. You won't be able to get this offer at station ticket offices.

    Return journeys don’t qualify so you’ll need to book two singles – be sure to check if this makes the total journey cheapest. A maximum of two children under the age of five can travel for free with each adult travelling.

    As the promotional routes cover various destinations and dates, it will be trial and error finding the cheaper seats. There'll be more availability the further in advance you book and it helps if you can be flexible on dates and destination.

    From what we can see, the offer mostly applies to off-peak trains, with limited availability during weekday peak times. Northern says weekday peak services into 'key cities' aren't included – see 'More info' below for other exclusions.

    Some examples we found on Wednesday 3 January:

    • Leeds to York – £1 one-way adult ticket
    • Liverpool Lime Street to Warrington Central – £1 one-way adult ticket
    • Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly – 50p one-way child ticket

    These tickets are only valid for the specific train selected when booking, and are non-refundable.

    Northern told us the time on these tickets can be changed via the 'Train Swap' function in the Seatfrog app for £2.50, however the ticket date must remain the same. As £2.50 to adjust your train time will cost more than your actual ticket, it may be worth seeing if you can find another seat in the sale and getting a new ticket.

    To complete your grand (cheap) day out, see our Cheap days out ideas, and for other ways to save on train travel, check our Cheap train tickets guide.

    • Excluded routes/dates include:

      • AM/PM peak services - Monday to Friday
      • services with engineering works or large-scale events
      • Hexham – Whitby on Saturdays
      • Leeds – Nottingham on Saturdays
      • Liverpool - Manchester via Earlestown on Saturdays
      • Manchester – Stoke on Saturdays
      • Sheffield – Manchester on Saturdays
      • Sheffield – Scarborough on Saturdays
      • Barrow/Windermere – Manchester Airport on Sundays
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  • 10p to £2 Northern train ticket sale

    10p to £2 Northern train ticket sale

    Five million cheap tickets available, mostly off-peak – can you find 'em?

    Expired

    Update 8.30am Thursday 7 September: Northern told us it has released a further 100,000 tickets now for only 10p. We expect these fares will sell out fast, especially as the sale ends tonight so go quickly if this is something you're after.

    Northern, which operates train services from Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, York and more, is selling five million advance single adult tickets for 50p, £1 and £2 in its flash sale until 6pm on Thursday 7 September (though tickets have gone quicker in the past, so don't hang about). Tickets for children aged five to 15-years-old are half-price, so 25p, 50p and £1 respectively.

    The mega-cheap fares are for selected routes, travelling between Monday 11 September and Friday 20 October on Northern services only. Northern says at the start of the sale on Monday 4 September there were one million 50p tickets, three million £1 tickets and one million £2 tickets.

    How to get the discounted tickets

    You'll need to buy a single adult or child (five to 15-years old) ‘Standard Advanced Ticket’ at the Northern website or via its app (Android/iOS) – the cheapest tickets are highlighted, so look for ones that are 50p, £1 or £2. You won't be able to get this offer at station ticket offices.

    Return journeys don’t qualify so you’ll need to book two singles – be sure to check if this makes the total journey cheapest. A maximum of two children under the age of five can travel for free with each adult travelling.

    As the promotional routes cover various destinations and dates, it will be trial and error finding the cheaper seats. There'll be more availability the further in advance you book and it helps if you can be flexible on dates and destination.

    From what we can see, the offer mostly applies to off-peak trains, with limited availability during weekday peak times. Northern says weekday peak services into 'key cities' aren't included – see 'More info' below for other exclusions.

    Here are some examples we found on Monday 4 September:

    • Leeds to York (excluding Saturdays) – 50p one-way
    • Stockport to Knutsford – 50p one-way
    • Liverpool Lime Street to Warrington Central – 50p one-way
    • Bolton to Manchester Piccadilly – £1 one-way

    These tickets are only valid for the specific train selected when booking, and are non-refundable.

    Northern told us the time on these tickets can be changed via the 'Train Swap' function in the Seatfrog app for £2.50, however the ticket date must remain the same. As £2.50 to adjust your train time will cost more than your actual ticket, it may be worth seeing if you can find another seat in the sale and getting a new ticket.

    To complete your grand (cheap) day out, see our Cheap days out ideas, and for other ways to save on train travel, check our Cheap train tickets guide.

    • Excluded routes/dates include:

      • Barrow/Windemere to Manchester Airport - Sundays
      • Leeds to Lincoln - Saturdays
      • Leeds to Nottingham - Fridays and Saturdays
      • Leeds to York - Saturdays
      • Sheffield to Manchester - Saturdays
      • AM/PM peak services into key cities - Monday to Friday