Summer is also about holidays, and this year we’ve got an excellent travel solution for you. If you can’t bear the idea of driving on your time off, catch the train to any UK destination and enjoy big savings on

What is is where smart travellers go to buy train tickets. It’s a service that impartially and independently retails train tickets from all British route operators. You’ll save an average of 51% on the normal price of your train travel, there are no credit or debit card fees, and every time you buy you earn loyalty points to be spent on future journeys.

Why should I set up a account?

A account is a bit different to accounts on other rail travel sites. For a start, there’s no form to fill out: you’ll begin earning loyalty points with your first purchase on the site. Points are credited to your account within 24 hours of purchase, and can be used to offset the cost of future travel whenever you like. Simply choose how many points you want to put towards a purchase on the payment page—or save them for later.

Points expire at the end of each calendar year, so you can save the points you earn on your summer holidays to go towards a big Christmas trip, or a quick city break in the winter. offers cheap train tickets from all UK operators—and that gives you the freedom to select the best price for your route. also offers lower booking fees than sites like and Neither of these sites give you loyalty points.

51% is the average saving you’ll make when you book your train travel : journeys between some popular destinations will net you even bigger price cuts. Advance bookings can accrue savings of nearly 90%.

How do I buy a train ticket at

It’s easy to buy cheap train tickets from . Head to the ‘Train Tickets’ section of the site, and enter your destinations and dates in the drop-down and calendar fields. You’ll get a view of all the trains that fit your requirements, or you can click on the ‘Lowest Fare Finder’ tab to see your cheapest options at a glance. After that, you just select, and buy. Choose any extra options you want (like reserved seats or a bicycle space) during the checkout process, and bank your loyalty points for use on your next journey.

Tips for getting the best prices

The train fares compared by are offered by a number of different operators. Each operator changes its fares according to how full or empty its service is. To get the biggest and best choice of fares, book your travel as soon as possible. Most operators release their prices 12 weeks ahead of time.

Be flexible: be prepared to travel a day later or earlier, and you’ll be able to take advantage of the best possible prices.

Avoid travelling on Fridays and Sundays: these are the two most expensive days of the week.

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