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National Rail Train Tickets

When you need to book National Rail tickets for trains in the UK, visit Raileasy. Our clear, impartial and easy to use website means that booking National Rail tickets online has never been simpler. Book your National Rail tickets with the experts and you could save up to 80% on the normal price of day of departure tickets when you book early. Even if you wait until the night before travel to book National Rail tickets you could still save up to 30% on the cost of travel.

Booking National Rail Tickets

  • It's real easy to book National Rail tickets with Raileasy! Simply enter your journey details into the booking engine above and we will show you the cheapest National Rail tickets for your journey.
  • Once you have entered the details of your journey, we will display the possible train times and fares.
  • Finish booking your National Rail ticket by selecting a time and fare then enter the required information into the empty boxes and press the green buttons at the bottom of each page.

National Rail Tickets Explained

Uk train tickets fall into three categories, advance, off peak and anytime and offer different levels of flexibility. Picking the right train tickets for your needs can save you £££s

  • Advance fares, the cheapest tickets on the National Rail network need to be booked in advance of travel and are subject to availability. Although they are non refundable and only valid on the date and time shown on the train ticket, they can be amended subject to an admin fee and any difference in the price of the fare. Advance train tickets are available up to 12 weeks in advance and offer great value for money compared to buying train tickets on the day and a seat reservation is guaranteed.
  • Off peak train tickets are more flexible than advance train tickets and allow travel at times when trains are not likely to be busy. They are refundable and may require you to travel on specific days, at certain times or on a particular route.
  • Anytime tickets are the most flexible of UK National Rail tickets, enabling travel at any time, on any train and to break your journey at stations on your route if you want to. If you're plans are likely to change and you don't want to limit your travel to particular trains, these train tickets are ideal for you


Our Top Four Tips for Finding the Cheapest National Rail tickets

Apart from booking early, there are a host of other ways to save money on your train tickets. Check out our top National Rail ticket tips below:

1) Book train tickets with Raileasy! Our smart booking engine will always default to show cheap National Rail tickets, the cheapest available at the time, so you do not have to root around to find a good deal. Sometimes the cheapest train tickets may be two single tickets so we will also compare two singles with a return.

2) Use our cheapest fare finder. Our nifty new tool, allowing you to search for trains over a wider time frame is a quick and easy way to locate the cheapest train tickets for your journey. Just click on the advanced options tab beneath the booking engine and check the box marked 'find cheapest fares throughout the day.'

3) Get a railcard. If you are a regular traveller and eligible then it may be worth investing in a Railcard. Railcards can give passengers amazing discounts of up to 1/3 off train tickets

4) Compare alternative routes and operators. When two or more train companies operate trains on your line or there are or there are different routes you can take to get to your destination, for instance going via or avoiding London, it's well worth comparing routes to find cheaper train tickets.

Ticket delivery options

With Raileasy you can book train tickets for all National Rail routes and services and opt either to have them sent out by post or book as TOD (ticket on departure), where you collect them at the station. Tickets booked as ticket on departure can be collected from any National Rail station with ticket collection facilities at any time before you travel.

The Raileasy website is fully National Rail accredited and will always default to the cheapest, so check times and prices of with us whenever you need National Rail train tickets - you could save a small fortune.