trainline Cashback Offers & Discounts

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Railcard Cashback

New Customer Railcard
21%
Existing Customer Railcard
7.35%

All Other trainline Cashback

Train Ticket Purchase (incl. purchases using approved voucher code)
1.05%

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When you shop with Trainline through TopCashback, you're not just booking train tickets for your journey; you're also earning cashback effortlessly. Here's the lowdown on how it works. First, sign up for your free TopCashback account. Once you're in, simply head to the Trainline page on our website. Next, click through to Trainline and make your booking as usual. Behind the scenes, Trainline pays us a commission for bringing you to their platform, and we pass 100% of that commission back to you as cashback. For example, let's say you book a train ticket for £50, and the cashback rate is 5%. That means you'll pocket £2.50 in cashback, just for making your purchase through TopCashback. No need to hunt for discount codes or jump through hoops — the savings come to you effortlessly. Once your purchase is confirmed, your cashback will be added to your TopCashback account, ready for you to withdraw once it becomes payable. So why pay full fare when you can earn money back on your train tickets? Sign up with TopCashback today and start turning your travel expenses into cashback rewards. It's the smart way to save while you travel.

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Trainline – Plan your journey & find freedom

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Discover the freedom and ease of rail travel with Trainline, Europe’s leading train and coach app. Trainline does all the searching for you, making it easy and streamlined to find the train journeys you want at the prices you want.

From the Trainline website or app, you can track live departure times and book tickets across hundreds of destinations within the UK and Europe. With their SplitSave option, you know you’re getting the best price when you buy Trainline tickets.

With the Trainline app, you’ve got everything in one place. Search and plan your journey, manage your bookings, save payment methods, and store your railcard. This means you’ve got it all in your pocket for paperless travel.

The Trainline app also saves your favourite journeys, so you can go back and re-book in a few taps. You’ll also be informed about any delays, disruptions, changes, or cancellations to upcoming journeys so there are no surprises.

Did you know you can also buy a digital railcard through the app? Railcards mean you can save up to a third on all train travel, so it’s well worth the investment. Buying a Trainline railcard means you often earn cashback from us at a boosted rate, so you can enjoy savings on top of savings.

There are plenty of cashback offers on non-railcard train tickets at Trainline, too. Whether you’re a regular commuter saving with Season tickets, an inter-railer travelling through Europe, or an organised planner finding advance ticket savings, grab money back on it all.

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How to save money on Trainline

Our favourite way of saving money almost anywhere is via cashback, although we admit we may be a little biased. Cashback works like commission, so when you make an extra click from our site, you get paid for being referred. Your post-purchase discount means you make a little bit of money back even on cheap train tickets.

Alongside cashback, there are lots of other money-saving tips, too. The SplitSave feature is available on both the website and the app, so you don’t have to go searching on other split ticket websites. SplitSave compares multiple routes and journeys, so if it’s cheaper to split a ticket into A>B>C rather than just A>C, they’ll incorporate those savings for you. You’ll even see a little summary of how much this saves you.

If you qualify for a Railcard, you can get huge deals and discounts on rail travel. Not sure what type of railcard you can get? Just answer a few basic questions and they'll let you know which ones you qualify for. Railcard discounts usually save you around a third on tickets, so you could make your money back within one or two journeys.

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There are plenty of other ways to save, especially if you’re flexible on when you can travel. You’ll find low prices for super off-peak and off-peak travel times, which are less popular times to travel. This is usually outside of morning and evening commuting times and weekends. You don’t have to go searching for these – the Trainline app will highlight this through your booking process.

Can’t find prices you like just yet? Search for your journey and set a ticket alert so you’re notified the next time the price drops. If you’re an early bird and tickets aren’t available yet, you can also set up an alert so you know as soon as they are. Booking tickets in advance can often save you a lot, plus you’ll have more seat choices for a comfy journey.

Get a discount with season ticket options. Flexi Seasons offer 8 Day Passes to be used within four weeks which work out cheaper than Anytime Day Returns. If you travel three or more times a week, you can buy weekly, monthly, and annual Seasons to cut costs and admin.

You don’t always have to book your trip in advance to save money; Trainline UK offer no booking fee for same-day journeys. So even if you’re travelling last minute, you can save some pennies.

All of these helpful saving tips work together with our cashback offers, so you can stack your savings and travel for less.

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Why save only on UK routes? You can save big on cheap train tickets across Europe, from Paris to Amsterdam.

If there’s one thing we love about Europe, it’s how well-connected everything is by train. The tricky part is that each country has its own separate rail company, and with a dozen languages thrown in, things can get confusing.

Navigate European trains with ease, whether you’re going from Barcelona to Madrid or London to Paris. And with the app, it’s all right there in your pocket, meaning one less travel document while you sightsee.

For multi-stop journeys, an Interrail Pass gives you flexibility and fair prices. Choose between the One Country Pass for unlimited travel in one country or Global Pass and enjoy unlimited train travel in 33 countries across Europe.

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Coach & bus travel

Did you know that you can also find cheap bus and coach tickets from the Trainline website? You don’t even have to do a separate search; if there’s a bus route for your journey, it’ll show up in your results.

If you’re not able to book in advance, coach and bus tickets can be a viable alternative to cut costs. Sometimes, you might find a journey by coach is more direct or faster than train, depending on what your route looks like.

You'll discover bus and coach tickets from dozens of reputable companies, including National Express and Flixbus. You can even buy bus travel within Europe, with companies like OUIBUS, Eurolines, and Lufthansa Express.

All information, deals and offers mentioned within this content are correct at the time of writing.

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What time is off-peak on Trainline?

Off-peak train times are usually 9.30am–4pm and after 7pm, which are all outside of popular commuting times. Super off-peak trains are generally on the weekend and smaller off-peak periods during the week, although these can vary.

How do I add a Railcard to the Trainline app?

If you have an existing digital Railcard, you can add it from the search function when looking for tickets. It’s the last line right before you click the Find Prices button.

For new Railcard purchases, go to Account > Railcards > Find your Railcard > then enter in a few basic details to get your recommended Railcard.

How do I contact Trainline?

For help with a booking, go to My Tickets and Manage my booking to alter your journey. For other help and support, head to Account then Help and FAQ to find common questions and their answers. If none of these are applicable to you, you can continue on to customer service via phone, online chat, or email.

What is SplitSave on Trainline?

SplitSave involves splitting your ticket, without having to do any extra travelling. So a journey from London to Manchester might work out cheaper if you go from London to Birmingham then Birmingham to Manchester. Your ticket will reflect these two journeys, but you won’t have to change trains at all. It’s weird, but it works.

How do I enter a discount code on Trainline?

If you’ve got a voucher code, search and select your tickets as normal. Right before you click through to pay, there’s an option to ‘add a promo code’. Pop your details in here and any qualifying Trainline discounts used will be applied to your total amount.


Cashback terms and exclusions

What will stop me getting cashback?
  • If you are a business customer
  • If you purchase a season ticket.
  • Using a promotional/voucher code not posted and approved by TopCashback.
What else is essential?
  • Purchases must be completed immediately and fully online.
  • If you do not make a purchase within 24 hours of clicking through, then please clear your cookies and click through again.
  • trainline does not offer PayPal as a payment method for PYO or mobile bookings (fulfilment method for Advance tickets).
  • This merchant calculates cashback excluding VAT, delivery and any other charges.
  • Cashback isn't paid on theatre and hotel bookings.
Good to know
  • The existing customer cashback rate will track lower than advertised initially but will uplift at a later date.
  • Cashback will uplift on a later date
  • App tracking is not available when clicking through to the app
What to do when
  • A "Missing Cashback" query must be submitted within 100 days of the transaction, if the transaction does not track automatically.
  • We will make all reasonable endeavors to secure the payment of commission on a transaction but we do not and cannot make any guarantee in this regard.

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