The Great British Rail Sale

19th April 2022

Starting from today you will be able to save up to 50% on over a million rail tickets as the government and rail industry launch the first and hopefully not the last, Great British Rail Sale.

The public have been encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented sale, which sees multiple rail operators coming together for the first time to offer nationwide savings; perfect for weekend escapes or outings with the family.

An example of some of the savings you can take of advantage of:

  • York to Leeds: was £5.60, now £2.80
  • London to Edinburgh: was £44, now £22
  • Manchester to Newcastle: was £20.60, now £10.30
  • Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads: was £25.30, now £12.60

The aim is to cutting the cost of rail travel to help ease the pressures on family finances at a time when inflation is rising around the world.

It will also encourage people to visit different places, connect with friends and loved ones, get out and about all whilst using a more sustainable mode of transport and leaving those cars at home!

Tickets can be purchased online from participating retailers such as Trainline or direct from the train operators, with the up to half-price rate applying to a huge range of off-peak tickets spreading the length and breadth of the country.

Tickets go on sale from 19 April with discounted tickets available on journeys from 25th April to 27th May.

Take advantage of this first-of-its-kind deal and see what the UK has to offer!