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Student Central - get 25% off train travel

25% off Grand Central travel for students

Welcome to Student Central, our student discount scheme!

Save 25% on Grand Central Advance fares just for students - and if you have a Railcard, you'll save up to 50%.

Just pop your student email address into the form below and we'll email you a code you can use for 25% off any Grand Central Advance ticket to or from London - if you have a Railcard, you'll save even more. Once you've completed your journey, don't forget to come back to request another code when you're ready to travel with us again - there's no limit to the number of codes you can come back and request!

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FAQs

The 25% discount is valid only when booking Advance train tickets used on Grand Central train services. The discount is not available if you are travelling with any other train operator, even if you book this via the Grand Central website.

If part of your journey is with Grand Central and another part with another train operator, then you must buy a valid ticket for that part of your trip. All Advance tickets are subject to availability.

Normal terms and conditions for Advance fares apply.

Check out our popular routes page to see where you could be travelling to next with Grand Central.

No, you can use the discount code on Standard class or First Class fares. First Class passengers can also use our First Class lounge at Wakefield Kirkgate.

Yes, but all passengers travelling must have valid student ID

Yes, When you book Advance tickets with Grand Central, you can get your 25% student discount, plus further savings with your Railcard, too.

This could mean savings of up to 50% off every train journey you take.

Just enter your Railcard when searching for tickets on the book tickets page.

Yes - you must be in posession of a valid form of student ID (such as an ID card) showing you are engaged in active study.

Yes! When you book directly with Grand Central and travel on a Grand Central service, you can get 25% off Advance train tickets. This offer is available to all students with email addresses ending .ac.uk.

Once you've entered your email and got your code, simple enter your journey requirements into the "Search & Buy" box above (or use the Grand Central app), choose an appropriate Grand Central journey and enter your code at the checkout.

Just remember that if you are travelling in a group, only current students are able to receive the student train ticket discount. It’s fine for multiple people to travel together, but they will all need to be students.

Discount codes only work for Grand Central Advance tickets calling at London King's Cross - make sure you've picked a Grand Central journey when booking your tickets and that it says "Advance" on the results display.

Yes - you will need to present your student ID (as well as Railcard, if appropriate) with any tickets purchased using the student discount.

Terms & conditions

  • Student discount terms and conditions
    • The 25% discount is available for Grand Central Advance train tickets only which are exclusively for use on Grand Central trains.
    • The discount is not available for other train company tickets or other fare types.
    • The Grand Central Advance train tickets will only be valid on the Grand Central network - the tickets will not be accepted by other train operators.
    • If part of your journey is with another operator then you must buy a valid ticket for that part of the route.
    • For details of the Grand Central network please visit: grandcentralrail.com
    • Grand Central Advance train tickets are subject to availability.
    • Bookings with more than one Grand Central Advance train ticket will generate a 25% discount per ticket.
    • The 25% discount is valid only for holders of student ID. If several passengers wish to take advantage of the discount, they must all be in possession of valid student ID.
    • Grand Central Rail do not take responsibility for loss of ID and no discount will be available without a valid ID regardless of circumstances.
    • The National Conditions of Travel apply for travel on all Grand Central trains, please see www.nationalrail.co.uk/nrcot for details.
    • You must carry your student ID with you on your journey and present it to rail staff on request.
    • Grand Central reserve the right to withdraw this offer or amend these terms and conditions at any time without notice.
    • The 25% discount is not available in conjunction with any other Grand Central offer. Railcards may be used. 

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