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Advance tickets

Save upto 75% when you buy in advance

Get the best available fare by buying your tickets in advance

By purchasing a Northern Rail Advance ticket, you’re able to choose the best time to travel at the lowest available fare. Advance fares are available on selected routes across the Northern Rail network.

*Northern Rail Advance tickets are available off-peak Monday to Friday only and are subject to availability. The lowest fares are available up to 7 days before travel but savings can be made until 18:00 on the day before travel. Terms and conditions apply. Savings based on a one way Advance fare versus purchase on the day of travel.

Get the best available fare by buying your tickets in advance

Why book in 'Advance'?

  • you have the power to choose the lowest available price for each leg of your journey;
  • you book to travel at your specified time;
  • it's cost effective;
  • Railcard and Child discounts apply to all Advance fares;
  • get the best deal, book well in advance and travel at off-peak times;

Check details and book early as Advance tickets are subject to limited availability and Advance fares will not be available on every train.

Please note Advance tickets are only valid for the date and train they are booked for and these tickets are non-refundable but can be amended before departure.

Visit the full terms and conditions for further details on Advance tickets.

How to buy your Advance ticket online

Simply enter your journey details into the 'Train tickets and times' search engine on the right of this page to find the cheapest Advance fares available.

You can receive your tickets by First Class post (please allow seven days for delivery); collect your pre-paid tickets from ticket vending machines (TVMs) at participating stations.

From station ticket offices

You can buy the full range of tickets from staffed ticket offices. Our ticket offices will accept all major credit/debit cards, cash, National Rail vouchers and rail warrants.

Contact us

If you're having any trouble booking tickets visit our contact us page for further details on how to get in touch - our trained staff can always find the best ticket for you.

For further details and prices for specific stations please click on one of the example stations below:

Alfreton

Alfreton to
Leeds

£6.50
one way

67% saving

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Appleby

Appleby to
Carlisle

£3.50
one way

64% saving

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Barnsley

Barnsley to
Nottingham

£5.50
one way

75% saving

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Bingley

Bingley to
Carlisle

£10.50
one way

56% saving

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Bradford

Bradford to
Manchester

£4.50
one way

61% saving

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Carlisle

Carlisle to
Leeds

£11.50
one way

58% saving

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Carlisle to
Settle

£6.50
one way

67% saving

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Carlisle to
Newcastle

£4.50
one way

70% saving

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Carlisle to
Metrocentre

£4.50
one way

70% saving

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Carlisle to
Hexham

£3.50
one way

72% saving

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Chesterfield

Chesterfield to
Leeds

£6.50
one way

58% saving

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Chesterfield to
Nottingham

£5.50
one way

54% saving

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Halifax

Halifax to
Manchester

£4.50
one way

57% saving

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Haltwhistle

Haltwhistle to
Newcastle

£3.50
one way

71% saving

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Haltwhistle to
Carlisle

£3.50
one way

55% saving

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Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge to
Manchester

£4.00
one way

56% saving

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Hexham

Hexham to
Newcastle

£3.50
one way

46% saving

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Hexham to
Carlisle

£3.50
one way

72% saving

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Keighley

Keighley to
Carlisle

£10.50
one way

56% saving

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Leeds

Leeds to
Nottingham

£7.50
one way

67% saving

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Leeds to
Carlisle

£11.50
one way

58% saving

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Leeds to
Sheffield

£4.50
one way

57% saving

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Leeds to
Manchester

£5.50
one way

65% saving

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Leeds to
Meadowhall

£4.50
one way

52% saving

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Manchester Victoria

Manchester Victoria to
Bradford

£4.50
one way

61% saving

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Manchester Victoria to
Leeds

£5.50
one way

65% saving

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Manchester Victoria to
Halifax

£4.50
one way

57% saving

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Newcastle

Newcastle to
Hexham

£3.50
one way

46% saving

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Newcastle to
Carlisle

£4.50
one way

70% saving

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New Pudsey

New Pudsey to
Manchester

£4.50
one way

67% saving

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Nottingham

Nottingham to
Leeds

£7.50
one way

67% saving

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Nottingham to
Meadowhall

£5.50
one way

57% saving

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Nottingham to
Sheffield

£5.50
one way

57% saving

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Rochdale

Rochdale to
Leeds

£4.50
one way

56% saving

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Settle

Settle to
Leeds

£6.50
one way

45% saving

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Settle to
Carlisle

£6.50
one way

67% saving

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Sheffield

Sheffield to
Leeds

£4.50
one way

57% saving

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Sheffield to
Nottingham

£5.50
one way

57% saving

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Shipley

Shipley to
Carlisle

£10.50
one way

60% saving

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Skipton

Skipton to
Leeds

£4.50
one way

50% saving

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Skipton to
Carlisle

£8.50
one way

62% saving

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Todmorden

Todmorden to
Manchester

£4.00
one way

54% saving

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