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TransPennine Express  logoTransPennine 50% off with 16-25 RailcardValid on advanced non-refundable fares

Anyone with a 16-25 Railcard can get 50% off advanced fares when they book through the TransPennine Express website before 6pm the day prior to travel.

This beats the usual 34% discount, however it's worth noting tickets are non-refundable.

If you download the app you can get the discount by using the code TPESTUDENT.
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TransPennine Express  logoTransPennine Express 25% off advance ticketsStandard and first class tickets for travel until 2 April


Until 11.59pm on Tue 31 Jan, TransPennine Express is offering 25% off all advance train tickets on its network in the North West of England and Scotland (see full map), for travel until Sun 2 Apr, eg, Manchester to Edinburgh from £24.80 return and Liverpool to Leeds from £12.50 return.

To get the discounted tickets, you'll need to book by Tue 31 Jan at this TransPennine Express link (the discount will be applied automatically) – or you can book via its app and enter the code APP25.

The 25% off is available on all TransPennine Express standard and first class advance tickets, but it can be hit and miss as to whether the train you want has advance fares left and it may involve a bit of trial and error to find the cheaper fares – but there will be more availability the further in advance you book.

TransPennine Express says tickets are available on the majority of longer distance journeys and need to be booked before 6pm the day before travel.

Once you've selected your travel dates, discounted fares will have a red asterisk (*) beside them. For return trips, you'll have to book two singles, so check both are at the discounted rate before booking. Discounted child tickets are available in this offer for half the price of an adult ticket.

It's worth noting that these tickets are only valid for the specific train selected when booking, and are non-refundable. If you have a railcard, you can use it to make an even bigger saving.

Nectar logoEarn Nectar points on First Group train tickets*First Great Western, First Capital Connect, ScotRail & more


If you buy almost any train ticket online from First Group rail companies (First Great Western, First Capital Connect, ScotRail, First Transpennine Express or Hull Trains), you'll earn two Nectar points per £1.

For season tickets, it's a tad different. You'll get 50 points for a weekly, 200 points for a monthly and 2,500 points for an annual pass, no matter the cost or distance. One point = 0.5p, so 2,500 points is worth £12.50.

You should never choose where to shop due to loyalty schemes such as this one, but if you've already got a Nectar card and you're planning to travel by rail, here's how to make the most of the points: 

1) Compare prices

If you know exactly where and when you want to travel, compare prices via these booking sites and at the First Group rail company which covers your route: First Great Western, First Capital ConnectScotRail, Transpennine Express or Hull Trains. If it's cheaper via the other booking sites, consider whether it's worth getting the points.

2) Link your Nectar card to your First Group account

Log into your train company account and add your Nectar card number. Then book your journey.

3) When to spend points

Points will be added to your Nectar account within 28 days and you can spend them straight away (though Nectar sometimes runs double exchange events where your points may be worth double so you may want to wait till then). Usually, you need a minimum of 500 points to get a £2.50 voucher to spend at Nectar outlets.

If you've not got a Nectar card, register online at or pick up a registration pack in Sainsbury's or Homebase. 

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