Student Travel Savings
Whether you're travelling to university for the first time, or coming home for the summer, we've provided the ultimate guide to student travel.
Make sure to see our handy travel tips below for a smooth journey.
Which university cities do we go to?
Travelling by LNER train is the easy, fast and reliable way to get to and from uni. So, have a look below to see if we stop at your university city, or check our full list of stations.
The capital needs no introduction but there’s always something new to discover. Book your train tickets and see what’s on in the big city.
There’s history around every corner. But have you uncovered it all yet? Book your train tickets and get lost in the cobbled streets.
It’s the top university town but there’s lots to explore outside of lectures. Book your train tickets and start seeing the sights.
The Scottish capital full of culture and comedy. Book your train tickets and discover endless experiences.
A centre of business, arts and sciences with a legendary nightlife. Book your tickets and see what’s on.
Shopping, tours and the great outdoors – there’s something for everyone. Book your train tickets and start exploring.
Student Travel Tips
If you are travelling to and from university, here are some top travel tips for a cheaper, more comfortable journey.
Only bring what you can carry as there is limited space onboard. And remember to give yourself plenty of time when you arrive at the station to get to the platform with your luggage.
When you book an LNER Advance ticket you’ll have a seat reservation as standard. But if you’ve chosen a Flexible ticket, like Off-Peak, you will want to check if you have a seat reservation for both parts of your journey. If not, you can make a free one so you’re guaranteed a comfortable ride.
No need to buy before you board. Our Let’s Eat Cafe is filled with delicious and locally sourced hot food, sandwiches, snacks and drinks. Plus, students get 10% off with an NUS card!
If you are able to travel more flexibly, we suggest travelling during the day or evenings on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. These days and times are generally quieter and tickets are often cheaper.
The LNER App makes it easy to buy eTickets and add them straight to your phone’s wallet. You’ll also get travel updates straight to your phone with LNER Assistant, so you’ll know if there are any changes to your journey including platform number.
LNER Perks is our loyalty scheme where you get 2% credit back on every LNER ticket you purchase. Join today and get £5 free!
More savvy travel savings
We know students need all the savings they can get. So, here are more ways to travel savvy and get the best prices on LNER train journeys.
Be and early bird
We know you can’t always plan ahead but, if you can, booking your travel in advance can save you a lot of money. Find out the best time to book for the biggest savings.
Use Deal Finder
Get the lowest fares at your fingertips with Deal Finder. Download the LNER app to start using our money-saving travel tool.
Join LNER Perks
Earn 2% credit back on every single journey when you join LNER perks. Plus, get £5 free credit to spend on your travel right off the bat.
Get the best experience with the LNER app
From finding you the best deal to live updates on your journey.