Northern’s flash sale is back with five million train tickets from 50p

It's bigger and better than ever before.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 10th January 2023

Northern has announced that its popular flash sale is back once again, and this year, it’s bigger and better than ever before.

That’s because a whopping five million train tickets will be available from as little as 50p.

For the last couple of years, the rail operator has made life a little easier for train travellers by giving them the chance to grab one of one million tickets at the price of £1, but as the cost of living crisis sadly continues to make its impact felt in 2023, it seems Northern has made the decision to slash prices by half on some journeys.

It will also give four million more people the opportunity to make a cut-price journey across the North of England – with plenty Greater Manchester journeys included.

Northern’s flash sale is back with five million train tickets from 50p / Credit:

There are one million 50p tickets, three million £1 tickets, and another one million £1.50 tickets up for grabs, and if you want to get your hands of them, you’ll need to act fast and sign up from 10am today (Tuesday, 10 January).


The sale runs until 4pm on Friday (13 January), and is valid for travel between Tuesday 17 January and Friday 10 March on Northern services only.

Some of the sample Greater Manchester destination journeys include from Bolton to Manchester Victoria, and from Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria to Manchester Piccadilly – but there are loads more to pick from.

This year’s flash sale is bigger and better than ever before / Credit: Northern

“This is our biggest ever flash sale,” explains Mark Powles, commercial and customer director at Northern.

“We know our customers travel for a multitude of reasons, so our hope is this sale will make five million of them – be they for days out, weekends away or catch-ups with friends – that bit more affordable.

“Customers should book early to avoid disappointment.”


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Rail Minister, Huw Merriman, added: “This flash sale is five million chances to see family, friends or just get out and around for prices as low as 50p. We need to get people back on our railways and initiatives like this will do just that.”

Grab your tickets from 10am today via the Northern website or via the Northern app.

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