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10% off Advance tickets with CrossCountry


CrossCountry Discount

10% off Advance tickets with CrossCountry

**10% off Advance tickets available online and through our app**

CrossCountry are going that bit further to make it a little easier for students to travel around Britain with an exclusive discount against CrossCountry Advance train fares for NUS extra and Apprentice extra card holders!

Just visit , enter your NUS extra card number and e-mail address, select your journey, and if the train you want to travel on is valid for the discount then it will automatically be applied to the results. Plus there's no booking fee. Simple!

If you want to buy tickets while on the move, download the CrossCountry ‘Train Tickets’ app  and enter your NUS extra card number in the ‘Railcard and promotions’ section.  Once within the journey search, the discount is automatically applied to tickets and journeys that qualify.

Already got a 16- 25 Railcard? No problem, you can use your Railcard with your NUS extra card to save even more!

You can receive your discounted ticket via email allowing you to print your own ticket, or get your ticket delivered straight to your phone as an m-ticket - saving you the time and hassle of queuing at the station and giving you those extra minutes back in your busy schedule!

CrossCountry covers much of Britain including some of the big university towns and cities like Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Newcastle and Bristol. Check out the map here  to see where you could go for less!


Want to keep up to date with all CrossCountry's latest news and offers?  Create an account when you buy train tickets, ‘like' our Student Rail Deals Facebook page and for live journey information check out the CrossCountry ‘Train Tickets’ app. 

Terms and conditions

  • The 10% discount is available for CrossCountry Advance tickets only which are exclusively for use on CrossCountry trains.
  • Discount(s) may apply to selected services only - to view if discount(s) has been applied, hover over price when at journey matrix screen.
  • The discount is not available against other train company tickets or other fare types.
  • The CrossCountry Advance tickets will only be valid on the CrossCountry network - the tickets will not be accepted by other train operators.
  • The 'CrossCountry & Connections' Advance tickets are not valid in conjunction with this promotion, even if the journey is made solely on CrossCountry trains.
  • If part of your journey is with another operator then you must buy a valid ticket for that part of the route.
  • CrossCountry Advance tickets are subject to availability.
  • Bookings with more than one CrossCountry Advance ticket will generate a 10% discount per ticket.
  • A valid NUS extra or Apprentice extra card number must be entered to be eligible for the discount.
  • XC Trains Ltd do not take responsibility for loss of NUS extra or Apprentice extra cards and no discount will be available without a valid card number regardless of circumstances.
  • You must carry your NUS extra or Apprentice extra card with you on your journey and present it to rail staff on request.
  • CrossCountry reserves the right to withdraw this offer or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.