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 can travel safely, as easily as possible and get the best-priced ticket for your journey.


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.

Because of the pandemic, travelling is slightly different at the minute. 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.

Studying in England?

The UK government has announced that students will be able to return to university no earlier than 17 May.

Our tickets are on sale now for these dates. Before planning to travel, please familiarise yourself with our travel tips below.


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Travel tips

If you are travelling back to university, please follow our travel tips to keep you, other passengers and our colleagues safe.

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.