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About Northern Rail

Northern Rail is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Northern Rail tickets by searching Overall, Northern Rail serves 23 routes, connecting 11 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Northern Rail runs an average of 78 trips per day and 155 trips per month. These train trips range in price from €7.81 to €58.90 based on a variety of factors.

Contact Northern Rail

Phone number: GB: 0800 200 6060Email: [email protected]


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Northern Rail Train Guide & FAQs

Do Northern Rail trains have WiFi?

No, unfortunately Northern Rail does not offer WiFi aboard its trains at this time. However, we find that a good book makes the time fly by and streaming services like Netflix allow you download TV shows and movies that you can then watch during your trip. Plan ahead and you will stay entertained during the entire train ride.

Are there power points or USB points on the train?

Northern Rail does not offer power points 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 Northern Rail's schedule?

On a typical day, Northern Rail has 78 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, Northern Rail 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 Northern Rail, 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, Northern Rail 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 Northern Rail’s COVID-19 policies?

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

Are there toilets on Northern Rail trains?

No, there are no bathrooms available on Northern Rail trains. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.

Are meals or drinks offered during the trip?

Northern Rail does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most trains do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Do you have to print your Northern Rail ticket?

Yes, Northern Rail 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 Northern Rail offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Northern Rail 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.