Duo tickets

Save 25% when two go together by train Duo logo

Play more, pay less! Duo tickets are a great way to get out and about by train this autumn whilst saving a little cash. There's no need for a Railcard either, simply buy your ticket and travel together.

Find out if you can save with a Duo ticket by using the 'Routes' tab below to discover where Duo tickets are available from and to.

Got any questions? Check the FAQ's tab to see if there's an answer to your query.

* Duo tickets are available for two adults travelling together returning on the same day on selected routes only. Valid every day except weekends in December. Time restrictions apply. Railcard and child discounts are not permitted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to hand anything in to take part in the promotion?
No. If two adults are travelling together you will automatically be offered a ticket when buying online. At a staffed station or on a train you should ask for a Duo ticket and the staff at the ticket office or on-train conductor will provide a ticket to your chosen destination if available. The Duo offers a full price return ticket and the second adult return ticket at half price when two adults travel together and return the same day on selected routes.

What are the average savings customers can enjoy with a Duo ticket?
Two adults will save 25% on the total cost of a return journey, based on two adult Anytime Day Return or two adult Off-Peak Day Return tickets.

When will the promotion end?
This is not a promotional offer with an end date - Duo tickets are a permanent ticket.

Will the price of the ticket change?
The prices for Duo tickets are valid from 7 September 2014. Any price changes will be communicated on this website.

At what times of the day are the Duo tickets available?
In general, tickets are valid from 0930 on Mondays to Fridays; with some valid from 0830 or 0900 on certain routes. Duo tickets are valid at anytime at weekends and Bank Holidays apart from December when they are not available on Saturdays or Sundays. Check the Routes and Conditions page for more details.

Where can I use a Duo ticket?
You can travel across many routes on the Northern network with a Duo.

Where can I purchase a Duo ticket?
Duo tickets can be purchased online or from the ticket office at staffed train stations. They may also be purchased on-train from conductors but only when you board the train at an unstaffed station or when the ticket office is closed.

Can I use a Duo ticket on other train services?
Yes you can. The Duo ticket can also be used on Arriva Trains Wales, First TransPennine Express, Merseyrail Electrics, First Hull Trains, East Coast, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry Trains and Virgin Trains services when you travel on Northern Rail routes with a Duo Ticket.

Can I buy a Duo ticket in advance?
Yes you can purchase a Duo ticket in advance online or from ticket offices at any staffed train station.

Does the ticket apply to a child and an adult travelling together?
No. The Duo ticket only applies when two adults are travelling together.

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