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About TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express, a private rail brand in the UK, is owned by FirstGroup and offers regional and intercity services in the north of England and Scotland. With a network of 17 routes and almost 17 trips each day, TransPennine Express connects 5 cities.

Most of the trains under the TransPennine Express franchise travel through, to, or from Manchester. The brand's southern route runs east-west across the Pennine hills to Sheffield, Doncaster, Grimsby, and Cleethorpes. The northern route includes Huddersfield, Leeds, York, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with a final destination of Edinburgh. The Scottish route departs from Manchester or Liverpool to Glasgow or Edinburgh.

TransPennine Express intercity trains offer free seat reservations and WiFi for passengers. The trains also have restrooms accessible for those with disabilities and a café car or trolley service for drinks and snacks. To find and book cheap TransPennine Express tickets, use Wanderu! As TransPennine Express has been an official partner since 2017, you can find the best deals and book tickets all in one place.

TransPennine Express Amenities



TransPennine Express train coverage

Daily Trips17

TransPennine Express Routes & Network

TransPennine Express’s train network features 17 train routes that connect 5 cities serving 7 stations. On average, TransPennine Express performs about 17 train trips every day.

Top Cities Served by TransPennine Express

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Manchester35:20 am1:54 pm
Liverpool46:11 am1:34 pm

TransPennine Express Train Guide & FAQs

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.

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.

On a typical day, TransPennine Express has 17 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 17 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 $3.94. 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?

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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.

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