FLASH SALE: Book Train Tickets For 10p!

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Northern Rail is currently running another borderline crazy flash sale, offering train tickets on routes across its network for just 10p! Child tickets are available for just 5p each…

Travel dates have to be between 13 Jan-14 Feb or between 24-29 Feb.

It’s slightly unclear in the sale’s terms how long it will last, but I would imagine it’s simply until the 180,000 “Qualifying Tickets” have been snapped up. Regardless, I would advise booking asap.

There are lots of routes available, including many popular ones:

As of late last night, availability on the routes I looked at was surprisingly good. You’re unlikely to find many prime routes during rush hour selling for 10p, but if you’re flexible, there are lots of bargains to be had:


This may not be the most glamorous deal that’s ever been covered on InsideFlyer, but hopefully it can save you some cash! It’s also worth mentioning that tickets to/from Manchester Airport across the network are included in the flash sale.

What’s the best deal you’ve managed to find in the Northern Rail Flash Sale?


  1. The promoter of this promotion is Arriva Rail North limited (trading as Northern) of Northern House, 9 Rougier St, York YO1 6HZ (the “Promoter”).
  2. The “Promotional Routes” means any of the Promoter’s rail services available to view at https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/sale.
  3. The “Start Date” shall mean the 7 January 2020.
  4.  A “Qualifying Ticket” means any single adult or child Standard Advance Ticket purchased online (https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/ or via the Promoter’s mobile phone application (https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/travel/free-mobile-app) on or after the Start Date that is valid for travel between 13 January-14 February and 24-29 February on the Promotional Routes.
  5.  For the avoidance of doubt a return ticket does not constitute a Qualifying Ticket.
  6. The price of a Qualifying Ticket shall be:
    a. 10p per adult Qualifying Ticket; and
    b. 5p per child Qualifying Ticket (where a child is aged 5 to 15 years).
  7. Over 180,000 Qualifying Tickets will be made available to purchase from the Start Date.
  8.  Up to two children under the age of 5 years may travel free with each adult that holds a Qualifying Ticket.
  9.  All purchases of Qualifying Tickets are subject to the Promoter’s terms and conditions available to view at https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/legal/conditions-of-travel and https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/legal/booking-service-terms-and-conditions
  10. Qualifying Tickets must be purchased in advance of travel and are only available while stocks last.
  11.  A Qualifying Ticket cannot be purchased in conjunction with a Railcard.
  12.  A Qualifying Ticket is valid for travel ONLY on the date and service stated on the ticket and passengers must travel in the Class and reserved seat (if applicable) shown on the ticket.
  13. Passengers may not start, break and resume, or end their journey at any intermediate station except to change to/from connecting trains as shown on their Qualifying Ticket or other valid travel itinerary
  14. Qualifying Tickets are non-refundable.
  15. The National Rail Conditions of Travel apply for travel on all of the Promoter’s rail services. A copy of the National Rail Conditions of Travel is available at https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/46427.aspx


  1. Andy says

    How predictable that on the day I’m next flying the 10p ticket to MIA is an hour later than I need it to be. Then again I’m not sure I’d trust a Northern train to be on time enough for a trip to the airport.

    • Joe Deeney says

      Yes, Northern always manage to add an element of excitement and jeopardy when flying from Man. Last time, the train meandered round manchester for about 50 minutes for no apparent reason and then waited a few feet from the station for a while too, meaning my flight was only saved by a last minute purchase of fast track.

      My favourite ever though was when someone at Northern decided that the airport train wasn’t actually going to go to the airport anymore (en route), but would be better deployed taking the passengers to Wigan or somewhere instead. The driver was as confused as everyone else about how this decision had been reached…

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