SAVE MORE WHEN YOU BOOK IN ADVANCE

Advance tickets are single, one-way tickets for travel on a specific service of your choice that come with a seat reservation. Available in both Standard and First Class, Advance tickets can be limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

We release Advance tickets up to 12 weeks in advance and you’ll find cheaper tickets the earlier you book. Stay ahead of the game by signing up for a Cheap Ticket Alert so you can be notified when the best value tickets go on sale. Find popular Advance ticket journeys and frequently asked questions below.

What are the advantages of Advance Tickets?

  • Mix and match your outward and return
  • Book in advance for the best value fares
  • Amend your ticket if your plans change
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What is an Advance train ticket?

Advance tickets are single, one-way tickets that can only be used on a specific service, chosen by you. The date, time and route of the service will be stated on the ticket. Advance tickets are cheaper as they are not flexible and you must travel on your chosen service, so if you miss your booked train you will have to purchase a new ticket.

Advance tickets are best booked in advance, prior to travel. You can purchase Advance tickets in both Standard and First class and you can mix and match your outward and return fares to suit your needs. They are available to book on our website and app. We recommend choosing e-ticket as your delivery method, saving you time and beating the station queues. Easily store your e-ticket in the free Hull Trains app. 

When do Advance train tickets become available?

Advance tickets are released up to 12 weeks before the date of travel. Generally, the earlier you book the better the price of the ticket. If you want to be ahead of the game, we have a handy tool to help you find out exactly when Advance tickets become available for a future date. Simply sign up to a Cheap Ticket Alert to be notified when Advance tickets have been released for your chosen service. Travel smart and save more.

Why should I book a train ticket in advance?

Booking in advance gives you the best savings and it is a cost-effective way of travelling by rail. Advance tickets are normally the cheapest fares but these can be limited in number and subject to availability so it pays to book ahead. Plan your journey in advance and save money. Better yet, you can save even more if you apply your railcard when booking. 

We know plans can change so if you need to change the date or time of your booked journey, you can do so. You'll just need to pay the difference in fare. From 21 June until 31 December 2021, you can amend the date, time and class of your ticket fee free until 18:00 the day before travel. Find out more here

OUR TICKET OFFERS

Hull to London King's Cross starting from:

£29.00*
Advance Single* Fri, 27 Aug 2021

Doncaster to London King's Cross starting from:

£25.50*
Advance Single* Fri, 27 Aug 2021

Selby to London King's Cross starting from:

£29.00*
Advance Single* Fri, 27 Aug 2021

ADVANTAGES OF ADVANCE TICKETS

Amend Your Ticket

Change of plans? Advance tickets are non-refundable but you can amend the date and time of travel for a £10 fee.

Book in Advance

Book up to 12 weeks in advance for the best value fares via our website, app, over the phone or at a ticket office.

Mix and Match

Advance tickets are single tickets so be sure to mix and match your outward and return travel dates, times and class to suit your needs.

ADVANCE TRAIN TICKETS INFORMATION
Advance tickets are single train tickets valid for travel on a specific service. These tickets are usually the cheapest as they can be purchased up to 12 weeks in advance when the best fares are released. Advance tickets are non-refundable.
Advance tickets are normally released up to 12 weeks in advance of the travel date. The cheapest Advance tickets can be limited in number so be sure to book in advance to save money.
You can purchase Advance train tickets on the Hull Trains website and app, over the phone with our Telesales team on 0345 071 0222 or at a station ticket office.
The easiest way to find out when Advance tickets are available for a future travel date is by signing up to our Cheap Ticket Alerts. You can be the first to know when the best value fares have been released for your chosen service.
Yes, Advance train tickets are cheaper as they offer less flexibility and can only be used on one specific service, as selected at the time of booking. A limited number of the cheapest Advance fares are released up to 12 weeks in advance.
No, you must travel on the service stated on your Advance train ticket. Advance tickets are valid only on the service you have selected at the time of booking. If you board a different service, a new ticket must be purchased.
From 21 June 2021, Advance ticket bookings can be changed to a different time, date or class of travel fee free until 31 December 2021, up to 18:00 the day before you travel. Your origin, destination, route and Train Operator must remain the same and changes are subject to availability.

If you have booked a paper ticket on the Hull Trains website or app, log in to My Account to view and amend a booking. Changes can be made up to 5 days before departure to allow enough time to re-issue your ticket(s). If you have purchased an e-ticket or Print at Home ticket via the Hull Trains website or app, you must apply for a refund and repurchase a new ticket. No admin fee will be applied but you must pay the difference in fare.

If you booked by any other method or your original date of travel is in less than 5 days, you can take your ticket(s) to any station with a staffed ticket office up to 18:00 on the day before you travel to change them. Changes after 18:00 on the day before travel will be subject to an admin fee and difference in fare. For third party bookings, please contact the retailer direct. If they are paper tickets, you can change them at any staffed ticket office.
Yes, when booking an Advance ticket you will be asked to select your seat reservation preference.
Advance tickets are single tickets only, meaning you will have to purchase a ticket for both your outward and return portions of your journey. Mix and match your journey to suit your plans.
Yes, you are welcome to apply your railcard at the time of purchase in order to obtain a discounted price. Don’t forget to bring your railcard on your journey so your discount can be validated.
Advance tickets are available for both Standard and First Class, making rail travel more affordable than you may think. Learn more about our First Class offering here.
Advance tickets are non-refundable, except in cases of disruption. You can find more information on our Refunds and Delay Repay page or in our Passengers’ Charter.
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