Over one million half price rail tickets in first-ever Great British Rail Sale

Over one million half price rail tickets in first-ever Great British Rail Sale

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

United Kingdom: Over one million rail tickets will be slashed by up to 50% as the British government and rail industry launch the first-of-its-kind Great British Rail Sale.

For the first time, multiple operators come together to offer nationwide savings.

Savings on offer for off-peak tickets include:

York to Leeds: was £5.60, now £2.80

London to Edinburgh: was £44, now £22

London to Cardiff: was £47, now £25

Wolverhampton to Liverpool: was £10.50, now £5.25

Manchester to Newcastle: was £20.60, now £10.30

Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads: was £25.30, now £12.60

Portsmouth Harbour to Penzance was £45.70, now £22.00

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:

For the first time ever, operators across the rail industry are coming together to help passengers facing rising costs of living by offering up to 50% off more than a million tickets on journeys across Britain.

There’s no better time to visit friends, family or just explore our great country, so book your tickets today.

Jacqueline Starr, CEO of the Rail Delivery Group, said:

We want everyone to be able to benefit from travelling by train because it’s more than just a journey, it’s a way to connect everyone to the people, places and things they love.

As part of the Great British Rail Sale customers will enjoy over one million discounted tickets, so they can explore some of the fantastic locations that are accessible by rail.

Tickets can be purchased online from participating retailers with up to half-price rates applying to a huge range of off-peak tickets spreading the length and breadth of the country.