Northern flash sale: How to get £1 train tickets from Manchester stations - when can I buy tickets for?

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The sale opened up today, so be quick to avoid missing out

Northern has  announced a huge flash sale on tickets, with over one million going on sale today for just £1 with journeys from Manchester also included.

The £1 fares are available on bookings made online or through the Northern app, whilst stocks last, for travel between Tuesday 6 September and Thursday, 20 October 2022

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The company has  said the sale is  its way of “extending the summer holiday feeling for six more weeks”.

Mark Powles, customer and commercial director at Northern, said: “This is our way of helping to extend the summer holiday feeling by a further six weeks - getting people through until the start of the October half term.

“Whether it’s for a weekend in the historic city of Chester, a night out in Newcastle; a day at the seaside in Scarborough or a walking holiday in the Lake District – these fares will get you where you want to be for less.

“Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis – so those looking to take advantage of these great £1 fares should book early to avoid disappointment. When they’re gone, they’re gone.”

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The £1 promotional tickets must be booked seven days in advance of travel and are only available online, via Northern’s app and website.

The £1 sale fares are spread across Northern’s nearly 2,000 services a day – with between 5-10% of service capacity up for grabs at the ‘flash sale’ rate. Some peak time services are excluded – as are those that are already expected to be busy in line with events across the region.

Children travel half price, meaning that their tickets can be purchased for as little as 50p and children under five continue to travel for free.

How to buy the £1 tickets

To purchase a £1 train ticket, visit the Northern website or download the Northern travel app to book your journey.

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The next step is then to choose the station you are leaving from and the station you are going to, including the date of travel - this must be between Tuesday 6 September and Thursday 20 October 2022.

Select time and return journey if required. Click ‘Search’, select the tickets you wish to buy and checkout.

You will then be sorted for your train journey.

Which routes from Manchester stations are available for £1?

£1 tickets are available on several routes out of Manchester, including Manchester Victoria to Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street.

To search for £1 tickets from the nearest Manchester station  to you, visit the Northern website.

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