Man Utd (a)
The best overall web site for buying train tickets is tpexpress.co.uk. They offer:
- no fees
- a 50% discount off tickets on their own services bought in advance for 16-25 railcard holders
- 4.2% cashback on their own tickets (1.05% on other companies') if you book via topcashback.co.uk
- Nectar points
The only other site you should ever use is East Coast's to buy East Coast tickets. A group of three or more get a 25% discount if booked at lner.co.uk, plus NUFC members get the same discount if booked at lner.co.uk/NUFC25. Never, ever, use Trainline.
To potentially save money on a train journey, use trainsplit.com to see if you can pay less by splitting the journey. Enter your journey details and get up the fare options, then select a fare and click on 'Proceed'. However, if you buy the tickets through the site they take a cut of 10% of any saving, so make a note of the ticket breakdown and then buy the tickets on another site (eg tpexpress.co.uk).
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