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Buy & book cheap train tickets

Arriva Rail North Limited

Designed for iPad

    • Free



Don’t miss out on the best prices when booking train tickets. Download the Northern app and create an account today and we’ll automatically offer you the lowest fare for any train journey in Great Britain.

You’ll even get 50% off your first in-app Advance train ticket purchase!*

More benefits of having the Northern train app in your pocket:
• No booking fees.
• Buy train tickets quickly and easily.
• Buy tickets right up until the moment the train departs.
• Access to UK train timetable & live train times.
• Swap your Advance Tickets for as little as £2.50 on the day.
• Save up to 65% when you book tickets in advance.
• Save 25% with Duo Tickets when travelling together.
• Automatically find the best fares for your journeys.
• Quicker refunds on season tickets.
• Load your Smart Season Tickets to your Smart Card in just 5 minutes.
• Commuter perks, freebies and more.

A faster way to buy and renew Season tickets via the Northern app. Barcode Season tickets live on your mobile phone, saving you precious moments compared to buying in person. Plus, they offer the same great value with up to 33%* off day tickets.

With the Northern app, you’ll never miss a train again or wonder when the next one is coming. Our app shows live train times and timetables across the whole of the National Rail Network with real time train tracking, so you’re always informed.

Make sure you have the seats that work for you. Via the Northern app, you can reserve the type of seats that best suit your preferences quickly and easily when you buy and download your train tickets.

Journey planning is just as simple with live train departure times and platforms given for most stations. We’ll even remember past searches to speed you up on your way.

Finding train tickets with the Northern app’s built-in search function is easy, simply:
• Enter your origin station and the destination you will be travelling to.
• Select the ticket type you want to find (single, return, open return, or flexi & season).
• Select the date and time you will be travelling.
• Add the number of adult / child travellers
• Enter any promo codes you would like to apply to the journey.

Once you enter these details, the Northern app will automatically find you the cheapest train tickets.

Don’t forget about the new Northern family ticket, giving you the chance to travel with your whole family on one ticket. The Northern Family ticket is valid for up to two adults and four children, who are under the age of 15. All you need to do is purchase the ticket through our app and away you go.

Using your digital train tickets is easy. Simply make sure your ticket is downloaded and activated within the app on your day of travel and scan it at the platform gates or show it to the ticket inspector on board.

Trying to plan your journey from your final train stations? Our app can help you find local car parking, taxi ranks and information, details about bike storage, airports and more.

So, download the Northern app – there’s no smarter or quicker way to plan your journey and buy train tickets!

View all frequently asked questions on the Northern website:

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*50%-off T&Cs apply. View the Northern app page for full terms and conditions:

What’s New

Version 6.4.7

We’ve been listening to your feedback and have made some improvements. This release focuses on enhancements to the registration and login experience, allowing you to save your login details for faster retrieval in the future.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

tperry0 ,

Best UK Rail Operator App

By far the most efficient rail operator app for purchasing flexi season tickets. The only operator I can find that allows flexi season tickets to be purchased via the app and stored on the mobile app itself. Every other operator requires one of the new smart cards when purchasing flexi season tickets. And I use this app despite being for a West Midlands Trains flexi commute. Works a treat and really convenient app better than the rest. Plus the addition of Apple Pay works for me too. Really good work put in here on the development of this app and delighted to write a review in respect of it.

BMD Services ,

Northern Rail App

The BEST train-Rail app. This app displays in ‘real-time’. If your connecting train is late etc. it even offers you alternative trains for your final destination. Also, this app lets you view in ‘real-time’ the progress of your connecting train. Easy interface to book your ticket either via e-ticket from your smartphone or ticket collection at your departing station. 10/10 for ease of use.

Developer Response ,

Hi. Thanks for the feedback, it's great to hear you're enjoying the app. #GoDoYourThing! Northern

munkeh70 ,

Rough ride but finally arrived

This is finally a useful app. I used this a few years ago and it was bad. In so many of different ways bad. But now the opposite is true.

Today is the first train I have been on since COVID started so I thought I’d give it a whirl and yes it is finally useable! Is it prefect? No. But can I buy a ticket quickly and efficiently without swearing? Yes! For me Apple Pay is a great addition.

If this was a startup story it would’ve a great success story of learn, improve, release, repeat. Since it is profit generating, massive organisation that should have done this 5 years ago then this is a good example of how not to do it.

App Privacy

The developer, Arriva Rail North Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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