The Great British Rail Sale has returned with discounts on rail tickets.

The sale started on Tuesday 23 January and passengers have until 29 January to claim up to 50% off selected advance and off-peak rail tickets.

More than a million discounted tickets will be available to destinations across England and Wales, as well as on cross-border trips into Scotland.

Whether it’s a city break, family holiday or countryside escape, passengers are encouraged to make the most of this sale to get to popular destinations across the country.

Transport Secretary Mark Harper, said: “The return of the Great British Rail Sale is good news for passengers, following the success of the previous sale which saw passengers benefit from around £7 million in savings on their travel costs.

“With discounts on more than a million tickets, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to connect with friends and family and explore great destinations across the country – I hope passengers make the most of this sale and choose to travel by rail.”

Jacqueline Starr, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, commented: “Train travel is the greenest way to explore our towns and cities as well as connect with your family and friends because nothing beats being there in person for those special moments. Following the success of the Great British Rail Sale in 2022, we are really excited that it’s coming back, and customers will be able to once again purchase over a million advance ticket fares … and enjoy what rail has to offer.”

The exact terms and conditions vary between train operating companies.

Here are some useful links:

National Rail site

Great Western Railway Rail Sale

South Western Railway Rail Sale

Southern Railway Rail Sale

Thameslink Rail Sale

Reminder: sale ends on Monday 29 January.