Ticket availability for our cheapest fares
Booking availability on upcoming Grand Central services
Our Advance fares have limited availability, but they're also our cheapest (and you won't find them cheaper anywhere else)! At Grand Central we release our tickets up to six months in advance - more than twice as long as some other operators - but you can find the latest ticket availability and release dates below. If your date of travel isn't shown just yet, sign up to receive email updates from us which will include our latest ticket availability.
Seat reservations are strongly recommended so you can travel with confidence. We do also have some dates over the Christmas / New Year period that are reservation only due to engineering disruption, check your chosen travel date to see if your service is affected. All of our great value Advance fares can be changed to a different date or time without a fee (subject to availability), so there’s no downside to booking early!
Get the cheapest tickets by booking early - current ticket availability
Book your Grand Central travel early and you'll be benefiting from the lowest possible prices and guaranteed seats on our services, as well as the ability to change any ticket without a fee. So you can make your plans at your own pace, we publish the current availability of reservations and Advance tickets on our services here.
|Reservable seats now available to buy up to:|
|For weekday travel||11 March 2022|
|For weekend travel||08 January 2022|
We are currently unable to confirm timetables for a very limited number of days during this period due to engineering works.
Upcoming ticket availability
If your desired travel date isn't shown, you can sign up to receive email updates from us which will include our latest ticket availability. Just pop your email into the box below and we'll deliver you the latest booking availability every Friday, meaning you're always the first to hear about new ticket releases!
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Tickets for some journeys may not be available until closer to the time due to lack of timetable confirmation, mainly on weekends around planned engineering works. This issue can affect all UK train companies and is dependent upon routes travelled. The latest engineering updates are shared on our dedicated page.
Ticket types explained
- Anytime and Off-peak tickets
- Not restricted to a specific service
- Transferable between valid services
- Not directly affected by any timetable changes.
- Find out more about flexible tickets
We strongly recommend that you book a seat for your chosen service when travelling on a flexible ticket. Seat reservations can be made by calling our Customer Relations team on 0345 603 4852 (opt. 3, then 1), this facility is available up to 5 minutes before departure (subject to availability). We post regular updates on our website and on Twitter which shows which trains are expected to be busier and which will be quieter to help you plan your travel. More information about travelling with Grand Central during Covid-19 can be found on our travel updates page.
- Usually cheaper than flexible tickets and can be booked up to 6 months in advance
- Can be changed to another Advance ticket without a fee (change in ticket price will be payable)
- Only valid for travel on one specific service on a particular date
- A seat reservation is made for you at the time of booking
- Find out more about Advance tickets for full details.
However, if your service is cancelled or amended, you can apply for a full refund at no cost to you.