How to Get Cheaper Train Tickets

With fares on the rise, we talk you through the best ways to get cheaper train tickets

Commuter train travelling in the morning
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If rising energy bills and inflated food prices weren’t enough to deal with during a cost of living crisis, it now appears we’re having to pay more for train travel too. Indeed, train fares in England and Wales have just gone up by 5.9% in recent weeks, meaning it's now more crucial than ever to try and cut costs wherever possible.

Jack Cunningham
Travel Editor

As a former sports journalist and content creator, I swapped the press box for a permanent desk several years ago. Since giving match reports the red card, I have enjoyed developing my writing and research skills in a few other areas, and now I spend my time doing something I really enjoy - sharing the best ways to save on travel with our wonderful readers.

I love nothing more than exploring different parts of the world and learning about new cultures (and taking in the occasional sporting fixture, if at all possible). I’m just as happy on a quick city break in Lisbon as I am navigating my way across the width of America, and firmly believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy travelling regardless of their budget.