Northern Rail sale: 5 million tickets from as little as 50p

Bag a bargain with the January Northern Rail sale on advance single tickets costing 50p to £1.50

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Choose from 50p, £1 or £1.50 tickets in the Northern Rail sale (opens in new tab) and half-price tickets for children aged five to 15 years old, costing you less than a pound. 

The knock-off prices are only valid on travel between Tuesday 17 January and Friday 10 March. 

And the discount is only on selected routes including Blackpool South to Preston, Sheffield to Doncaster and Newcastle to Carlisle. 

A normal single ticket from Sheffield to Doncaster costs around £4.50, so you will be saving at least £3 if you bag a ticket for £1.50. 

There are five million tickets available, but limited at certain prices:

  • One million 50p tickets available 
  • Three million £1 tickets available 
  • One million £1.50 tickets available

The sale ends on Friday 13 January but the quicker you get to them, the better and they can sell out in less than 72 hours.

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How do I get tickets?

You can either buy tickets on the Northern Rail website or on their app which can be downloaded on Apple Store or Google Play. 

Also, the discount is only applied to one-way tickets, not returns. If you’re looking for a return then you can buy two single tickets. Just be sure to check the two single tickets is cheaper than a return one. 

So, once you’re on the website or app, opt for a ‘standard advanced ticket’ to get the prices of 50p, £1 and £1.50 (this is for an adult ticket). 

If you opt for a child ticket at ‘standard advanced’ you can bag  25p, 50p and 75p tickets. 

Also, adults holding a qualifying ticket means up to two children maximum, under the age of five years can travel for free. One child goes free with one qualifying adult ticket.

When searching for bargain prices, it’s worth looking at off-peak journeys and if you book for a later date more in advance, the cheap prices could be easier to find. 

Look out more other terms and conditions as tickets will only be for specified trains and will be non-refundable.

Vaishali Varu
Staff Writer

Vaishali graduated in journalism from Leeds University. She has gained experience writing local stories around Leeds and Leicester, which includes writing for a university publication and Leicester Mercury. 

She has also done some marketing and copywriting for businesses.

When she is not writing about personal finance, Vaishali likes to travel and she's a foodie.