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.

Save 40% with UNiDAYS

Heading back to uni? You can save a massive 40% on your train tickets using our LNER UNiDAYS student discount – and it couldn’t be simpler to set up!

For more information and to start claiming your student discount for trains, visit our LNER UNiDAYS page.

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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.

Keep luggage light

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.

Reserve a seat

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.

Food & drink discount

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!

Quieter travel times

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.

Download the LNER app

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.

Get £5 off with LNER Perks

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.

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Get the best experience with the LNER app

From finding you the best deal to live updates on your journey.

  • Exclusive offers with LNER Perks
  • Get the best prices with Deal Finder
  • Real time journey updates
  • Choose your favourite seat