Trainline Best Fare Finder: Cheap train tickets 2017/2018

Trainline is the UK's most established rail search and booking tool. The Trainline Best Fare Finder tool is the leading cheap fares search engine in the market. It's been around since 1999, so has more than a decade worth of experience over its more recent competitors.

The Trainline Best Fare Finder for cheap train tickets in 2017/2018
The Trainline Best Fare Finder for cheap train tickets in 2017/2018

Since the beginning of it's journey, the Trainline website has sold to more than 6 million customers and has double that amount of registered users. The site has access to hundreds of millions of fare and journey combinations, giving it the ability to find the cheapest fares for its customers.

The Trainline Best Fare Finder: Find the cheapest fare for 2017/2018

  • If you are flexible with the times you're able to travel, the Trainline Best Fare Finder can help you choose a cheaper fare.
  • Simply input the dates you're considering, and the Best Fare Finder will tell you which date and time on that date is the cheapest that week.
  • The Best Fare Finder also gives you the opportunity to tweak your choices, so if you are looking for just first class fares, you can select only first class fares.

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  • Find the cheapest tickets with the Trainline Best Fare Finder
  • Select your route & see lowest fares based on travel dates
  • Save 43% on travel day prices when you buy in advance
  • Book in advance and save up to 43% on train tickets
  • Saving based on advance fares compared to purchase on day
  • Available on selected routes. Subject to availability
  • Receive alerts for when advance tickets become available
  • Discover advance booking window for top train operators
  • Buy in advance and save 43% on travel day prices
  • Find cheap tickets & train times to London
  • Travel from Manchester, Birmingham, York, Leeds & more
  • Use the Trainline Best Fare Finder to find the cheapest fare
  • Find cheap tickets & train times to Manchester
  • Travel from London, Edinburgh, Nottingham & more
  • Use the Trainline Best Fare Finder to find the cheapest fare
  • Find cheap tickets & train times to Birmingham
  • Travel from London, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester & more
  • Use the Trainline Best Fare Finder to find the cheapest fare
  • Find cheap tickets & train times to Leeds
  • Travel from London, York, Manchester, Newcastle & more
  • Use the Trainline Best Fare Finder to find the cheapest fare
  • Find cheap tickets & train times to Edinburgh
  • Travel from London, Newcastle, York, Manchester & more
  • Use the Trainline Best Fare Finder to find the cheapest fare

Why book with Trainline?

  • When you book with Trainline, you have access to advance booking fares, which is almost always cheaper than booking on the day.
  • If you book far enough in advance, you can save as much as 43% of what you'd pay for a walk up fare.
  • Check for the cheapest fares with the Trainline Best Fare Finder
  • You can collect most tickets you purchase from the fast ticket machines at the station or have them posted to you. In some cases you can even print them out yourself at home.

Ticket Alert - Cheapest fares emailed to your inbox

The Trainline Ticket Alert feature allows you to input a journey you want to take and receive emails when the advance fares for that journey first roll in. This means you will be alerted at the time you can make the maximum saving on that journey, as tickets are almost always cheaper in advance.

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London Liverpool Street Station © Alex Lecea - Flickr Creative Commons
London Liverpool Street Station © Alex Lecea - Flickr Creative Commons

Live departure boards

The Live Departure Boards tool enables you to input destinations and see when trains are arriving from or departing to those stations. When the platform number is available, that information is also displayed.

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A window to the rest of the world

Trainline has partnered with Eurostar, RailEurope and International Rail to give you access to train fares worldwide. There is a Eurostar booking form for buying tickets from London to Paris and other Eurostar destinations. There is also a booking form for European train tickets and passes, provided by RailEurope, which is run by French operator SNCF. Passes for the rest of the world can be obtained from International Rail.

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Book trains and hotels all on one page

Trainline has a fantastic page for booking train journeys at the same time as hotels. This saves having to go all the way over to another site to suffer an overload of options. Here, you can simply go to the Trains and Hotels page on the website.

The Javelin train at St Pancras International © Ed Webster
The Javelin train at St Pancras International © Ed Webster

On the Trains and Hotels page, you can choose from more than 2,500 destinations to visit, add the number of people visiting, and let the booking engine do the rest.

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With tools like the Trainline Best Fare Finder, the Ticket Alert and the capability to book hotels and trains together, Trainline could put you right on track. If you're looking for more ways to save money with cheap train tickets in 2017/2018, check out our train discounts page. Get more discounts on train travel in the UK, Europe and Japan from The Train Hacker. You'll find lots of ways to save money and inspiring stores about rail journeys.

Sophie Collard

Sophie Collard
Updated on Thursday 8th December 2016

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