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  • £1 TransPennine Express train ticket sale

    £1 TransPennine Express train ticket sale

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


    TransPennine Express, which operates train services from Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow and more, is offering one million advance single adult tickets for £1 in its flash sale until 11.59pm on Friday 19 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, at 50p.

    The mega-cheap fares are for selected routes, travelling between Monday 22 January and Friday 8 March on TransPennine Express services only, though journeys between Monday 29 January and Tuesday 6 February are excluded due to industrial action.

    How to get the discounted tickets

    You'll need to look for a £1 single adult or 50p child ‘Advance Purchase' ticket using the TransPennine Express online Journey Planner, or via its app (Android/iOS) – if using the app, enter the code SALE in the 'Discounts' box found in 'Edit journey'.

    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've seen, the offer mostly applies to off-peak trains, with limited availability during weekday peak times. Returns are included, as long as you specify a date. Open returns are excluded. 

    Some examples we found on Tuesday 16 January:

    • Manchester Piccadilly to Edinburgh – £1 one-way adult ticket
    • Newcastle to Leeds – £1 one-way adult ticket
    • Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly – 50p one-way child ticket

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

    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.

  • TransPennine 50% off with 16-25 Railcard

    TransPennine 50% off with 16-25 Railcard

    Valid 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.
    • Tickets are only valid on the date and train service booked.