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You Are Central

Travel to London with Britain's favourite train company

In everything we do, we put our customers first, because you are central.

We're not just a train company, we're Britain's favourite train company. In fact, our passengers have consistently rated us as one of the best in the country for the last ten years, as well as for value for money.

Open access - our only loyalty is to you

We're an open-access train operator, which means we aren't subject to government contracts or stipulations, and we don't take any government support. We're about giving you a choice of who to travel with. Because of the flexibility this gives us, we're able to take action and put the passenger first.

What makes us different?

  • We can offer you low prices - up to 87% lower when you book in advance!
  • We were one of the first train companies to introduce free Wi-Fi for all passengers
  • We've never charged a booking fee for using our website - you'll always get the lowest price on Grand Central travel through us
  • We're taking extensive measures to help you travel confidently in a COVID-19 world - we're only able to run again because of you!

When you choose Grand Central you choose

There aren't many routes in Britain that give you a choice of train operator, but on the East Coast mainline we know you have options. That's why we strive to provide you with great value tickets, unbeatable service and excellent memories.

Search and buy tickets for travel to or from London on Britain's favourite train company

Be the first to hear when our cheapest tickets go on sale

At Grand Central we release our tickets up to six months in advance. Our Advance fares have limited availability, but they're also our cheapest (and you won't find them cheaper anywhere else)! With savings of up to 87% - and fee-free changes should your plans change - you can sign up below to receive weekly ticket alerts meaning you’ll be the first to hear when our cheapest tickets go on sale.