The Great British Rail Sale Returns for 2024



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The Great British Rail Sale is now on!


All Aboard the Savings Express!

It's that time of year again when rail enthusiasts and bargain hunters alike get their tickets ready for the Great British Rail Sale. The year 2024 promises to be a game-changer, with unprecedented discounts that'll have you planning your next adventure sooner than you think!

Up to half price tickets in the Great British Rail Sale. With up to 50% off Advance tickets, grab a deal while you can and go further for less. Travel from 30th January to 15th March 2024. Terms and conditions apply. Fares subject to availability.

What's the Buzz About?

  • Up to 50% Off Advance Tickets: Yes, you read that right! Secure your seat at half the price and travel in style.

  • Travel Window: Mark your calendars! This offer is valid for journeys from 30th January to 15th March 2024.

Why Should You Care?

  • Go Further for Less: Whether it's a weekend getaway or a business trip, these discounted fares mean you can explore more without breaking the bank.

  • Flexibility: With a generous travel window, you have ample time to plan your trips and make the most of these incredible savings.

Sale Details

  • Sale Dates: January 23rd - 29th, 2024
  • Travel Dates: January 30th - March 15th, 2024
  • Discount: Enjoy a spectacular 50% discount off Advance or Off-Peak tickets. (Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.)
  • Availability: Explore various routes, dependent on the train company.
  • Terms: Tickets must be bought at least 7 days prior to travel. Selected routes only. Booking fees may apply. See full T&Cs. Tickets may be limited between 30th January and 5th February for some train operators due to industrial action.

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Why You Shouldn't Miss It

  1. Affordable Adventures: With a generous 50% discount, the Great British Rail Sale allows you to embark on a budget-friendly adventure, making it the perfect opportunity to explore new destinations or revisit your favourite spots.

  2. Flexible Travel Period: Whether you're planning a weekend getaway, a mid-week escape, or a longer holiday, the travel dates from January 30th to March 15th provide flexibility to suit your schedule.

  3. Diverse Route Options: The sale encompasses various routes, ensuring that you can tailor your journey to suit your preferences. Whether you're a fan of coastal views, historic cities, or scenic countryside, there's a route for everyone.

  4. Comfortable and Efficient Travel: Experience the comfort and efficiency of the British rail network. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey as you traverse the charming landscapes of the UK.

  5. Terms and Conditions: Before booking, carefully review the terms and conditions of the tickets to avoid any surprises.

    • Advance Tickets: Fixed time and non-refundable, Advance Tickets can be amended by rebooking the exact same journey (stations must remain the same) before your initially booked train's departure. While you have the flexibility to change dates and times through rebooking, it's important to note that the departure, destination, route, and number of passengers must remain the same. Refunds are calculated based on the ticket value of the cheaper journey, minus a £10 admin fee. All rebookings and refund requests must be submitted prior to the departure of your initially booked train.

    • Off Peak, Super Off Peak, and Anytime Tickets: These tickets offer flexibility and can be refunded if wholly unused, minus a £10 admin fee.

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How to Book

Ready to hop on board?

  1. Head over to
  2. Select your preferred route and travel dates within the promotional period.
  3. Review and confirm your selected tickets.
  4. Complete the booking process, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

Keep an eye on this page for updates on rail strikes, and be sure to check before making any travel plans.

Tips for a Smooth Journey

  1. Book Early: Take advantage of the sale by booking your tickets early. Popular routes may fill up quickly, so securing your tickets in advance ensures you get the best availability.

  2. Plan Your Itinerary: With diverse routes available, plan your itinerary in advance. Whether you're into cultural experiences, scenic landscapes, or historical sites, tailor your journey to match your interests.

  3. Check Train Times: Be mindful of train times and plan your journey accordingly. Double-check the schedule to avoid any surprises and make the most of your time at each destination.

  4. Pack Light: Opt for a hassle-free travel experience by packing light. Most rail journeys offer ample space, but traveling with less luggage makes your journey more comfortable.

  5. Explore Stopovers: Some routes may have interesting stopovers. Consider breaking your journey to explore charming towns or attractions along the way.

Share Your Adventures with Us on Social Media!

Got a fantastic deal in the #GreatBritishRailSale? Whether you're capturing scenic train journeys, bustling stations, or quirky rail stories, we want to see it all. Snap a photo or video of your adventure, post it on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #GreatBritishRailSale, and make sure to tag us @TrainSplit. Your post could even be featured on our official channels, inspiring fellow travellers and earning you some well-deserved recognition within the TrainSplit community. So, grab your camera, hop on board, and let's make train travel the highlight of our social feeds! 🚆📸

Don't miss the chance to make 2024 a year of memorable journeys with the Great British Rail Sale. Take advantage of the 50% discount, explore diverse routes, and discover the unparalleled beauty that the United Kingdom has to offer. Whether you're a seasoned traveller or a first-time explorer, this sale is your ticket to an extraordinary British rail adventure. Book your tickets, pack your bags, and let the grand adventure begin!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Remember, if you have any questions about train travel or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our team. We're here to help you plan a memorable journey.

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