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About TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest TransPennine Express tickets by searching Overall, TransPennine Express serves 457 routes, connecting 48 cities in one country. To cover all these routes TransPennine Express runs an average of 189 trips per day and 2,552 trips per month. These train trips range in price from £2.51 to £123.47 based on a variety of factors.

TransPennine Express Amenities



TransPennine Express train coverage

Daily Trips189

TransPennine Express Routes & Network

TransPennine Express’s train network features 457 train routes that connect 48 cities serving 57 stations. On average, TransPennine Express performs about 189 train trips every day. The top cities to which TransPennine Express offers the highest number of daily train service include York and Liverpool.

Top Cities Served by TransPennine Express

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Lancaster15:09 am6:13 pm
Edinburgh15:08 am6:24 pm
Chester-le-Street15:09 am9:09 pm
Liverpool15:08 am8:11 pm
Manchester14:56 am9:08 pm

Most popular TransPennine Express routes

The train from York to Liverpool is TransPennine Express’s most popular route. Trips from Manchester to Chester-le-Street and Manchester to Edinburgh are also highly popular.

Top TransPennine Express routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
York to Liverpool102h 13m£28
Manchester to Chester-le-Street92h 29m£24
Manchester to Edinburgh83h 48m£21
Edinburgh to Lancaster62h 14m£12

TransPennine Express Train Guide & FAQs

Do TransPennine Express trains have WiFi?

Yes, TransPennine Express offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with TransPennine Express will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. TransPennine Express WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge-watch your favorite show.

Are there power points or USB points on the train?

TransPennine Express does not offer power outlets on their trains at this time. We suggest you charge up your laptop ahead of time and bring a power bank for your phone to extend its battery life for the duration of the trip. And remember - a good book doesn’t require any power.

What is TransPennine Express's schedule?

On a typical day, TransPennine Express has 189 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

Yes, TransPennine Express offers the option to purchase will call tickets. Will call tickets are an option that allows you to book the tickets ahead of time online, then pick up the tickets from an agent or kiosk once you arrive at the station. Note that you will need to bring the confirmation information you received when you made your ticket purchase. If you choose to use the will call ticket option with TransPennine Express, please make sure to bring the same credit card you used to purchase the tickets with you when you pick them up.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

No, TransPennine Express does not require an ID to board its trains at this time. Of course, it is always a good idea to carry a government-issued ID whenever you hit the road.

What are TransPennine Express’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about TransPennine Express’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there toilets on TransPennine Express trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on TransPennine Express trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

TransPennine Express provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry. Don’t worry about being parched while traveling with TransPennine Express as they offer a beverage service to make sure you stay hydrated. Though we always recommend bringing a reusable water bottle with you to make sure you have water within easy reach and help reduce unnecessary plastic waste.

Do you have to print your TransPennine Express ticket?

Yes, TransPennine Express requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the train. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most trains.

Does TransPennine Express offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

TransPennine Express focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.

Cheap TransPennine Express tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 189 TransPennine Express trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and TransPennine Express tickets start at just £2.51. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on TransPennine Express tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap TransPennine Express tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare TransPennine Express prices with trips offered by other train companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

When you’re ready to book, type your departure city and destination city in the search bar above, select your travel date, and let Wanderu work its magic to show you all of the best bus and train ticket prices available for your trip. Pick the ticket that’s best for your budget, schedule, and preferences, and complete the booking right on Wanderu to secure your great deal.

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