Guide to student travel

If you're taking the train to go to or come home from university, there are some things you need to know.

We want to make sure you have a comfortable journey and get the best-priced ticket!


Travelling with LNER

LNER trains run up and down England and Scotland to major university cities including London, York, Leeds, Durham, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Travelling to and from university is popular because it's fast, reliable and affordable.

You can use our website to check train times and book journeys anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales with absolutely no booking fees.

Since the pandemic, travelling is slightly different. That's why we've created this guide for you to make travelling as stress-free as possible. We've provided tips below for how to make your journey easier, including downloading our app and taking advantage of our UNiDAYS discount.


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For groups larger than 9 please contact Group Travel.

You must enter at least 1 adult or 1 child passenger
Tickets are not required for children under 5, however they will not be guaranteed a seat.
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Travel tips

If you are travelling back to university, please follow our travel tips to stay Covid Aware.

P.S. Remember to give yourself plenty of time when you arrive at the station to get to your platform, especially if you're bringing luggage.