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CrossCountry Discount

10% off Advance tickets with CrossCountry

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Times are hard… so CrossCountry are making it a little bit easier for students to travel around Britain with their exclusive discount against Advance train fares for NUS extra card holders!

Just visit, enter your 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!

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

You are now able to receive your discounted ticket via email, allowing you to print your own ticket….whether it be at home, work, college or university! That means no more queuing at the station – giving you those extra minutes back in your busy schedule!

CrossCountry covers a lot 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!

Keep up to date with all CrossCountry's latest news and offers by creating an account when you buy train tickets, ‘like' their Student Rail Deals Facebook page and for live journey information check out CrossCountry's Train Tickets app.

Terms and conditions

  • The 10% discount is available for CrossCountry Advance and/or Grand Central Advance tickets only (depending on the journey being made - train operator will be stated on your ticket) which are exclusively for use on CrossCountry trains or Grand Central.
  • 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 or Grand Central Advance tickets will only be valid on the CrossCountry or Grand Central 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.
  • For details of the CrossCountry network, please visit: For details of the Grand Central network please visit:
  • CrossCountry and Grand Central Advance tickets are subject to availability.
  • Bookings with more than one CrossCountry and/or Grand Central Advance ticket will generate a 10% discount per ticket.
  • A valid NUS, Graduate or Apprentice extra card number must be entered to be eligible for the discount.
  • XC Trains Ltd and Grand Central do not take responsibility for loss of NUS, Graduate or Apprentice extra cards and no discount will be available without a valid card number regardless of circumstances.
  • The National Conditions of Carriage apply for travel on all CrossCountry trains and Grand Central, please see for details.
  • You must carry your NUS, Graduate or Apprentice extra card with you on your journey and present it to rail staff on request.
  • CrossCountry and Grand Central reserve the right to withdraw this offer or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice.

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