Student Central - get 25% off train travel
25% off Grand Central travel for students
Welcome to Student Central, our student discount scheme!
Save 25% on Grand Central Advance fares just for students - and if you have a Railcard, you'll save up to 50%.
Just pop your student email address into the form below and we'll email you a code you can use for 25% off any Grand Central Advance ticket to or from London (the code will only work if you email ends in ac.uk so make sure you use your student email) and if you have a Railcard, you'll save even more. Once you've completed your journey, don't forget to come back to request another code when you're ready to travel with us again - there's no limit to the number of codes you can come back and request!
The 25% discount is valid only when booking Advance train tickets used on Grand Central train services. The discount is not available if you are travelling with any other train operator, even if you book this via the Grand Central website.
If part of your journey is with Grand Central and another part with another train operator, then you must buy a valid ticket for that part of your trip. All Advance tickets are subject to availability.
Check out our popular routes page to see where you could be travelling to next with Grand Central.
No, you can use the discount code on Standard class or First Class fares. First Class passengers can also use our First Class lounge at Wakefield Kirkgate.
Yes, but all passengers travelling must have valid student ID
Yes - you must be in posession of a valid form of student ID (such as an ID card) showing you are engaged in active study.
Yes! When you book directly with Grand Central and travel on a Grand Central service, you can get 25% off Advance train tickets. This offer is available to all students with email addresses ending .ac.uk.
Once you've entered your email and got your code, simple enter your journey requirements into the "Search & Buy" box above (or use the Grand Central app), choose an appropriate Grand Central journey and enter your code at the checkout.
Just remember that if you are travelling in a group, only current students are able to receive the student train ticket discount. It’s fine for multiple people to travel together, but they will all need to be students.
Discount codes only work for Grand Central Advance tickets calling at London King's Cross - make sure you've picked a Grand Central journey when booking your tickets and that it says "Advance" on the results display.
Yes - you will need to present your student ID (as well as Railcard, if appropriate) with any tickets purchased using the student discount.