Trains to Hull
Cheap Trains to Hull
"Its designation as UK City of Culture in 2017 has given the town a massive confidence boost and redevelopment of its waterfront and Old Town has sparked a minor cultural flowering." Lonely Planet
Formally known as Kingston Upon Hull, Hull is a city in Yorkshire with an economy tied into its sea-side location. In 2017, Hull was awarded the UK City of Culture, which gave the area a massive boost of confidence. The redevelopment of its waterfront and Old Town has sparked cultural flowering, especially at the Fruit market district in Humber Street where derelict buildings have been refurbished into artist studios, bars, and cafes.
Tip 1: Cheap fares can often be found in advance
The lowest priced train fares to Hull are usually made available by train companies about 12 weeks prior to travel. These low price train tickets tend to sell out fast due to high demand so you'll need to get them as quickly as you can. Usually you have up until one hour before travel to access them but advance fares can sell out much quicker than this so it is better to get them early.
Tip 2: Don't get charged booking fees
Most train ticket retailers charge booking fees every time a train fare is booked on each individual journey, the Trainline charges up to £1.50 per journey for example. However Split My Fare does not make you pay a booking fee or charge you for using a credit card. Only if you make a saving by splitting your train fare will we take a small 10% cut of the saving.
The Hull Paragon interchange is located within the city centre of Hull and provides easy connections between the coach, trains, and local bus services. There are various intercity trains to Hull every day operated by LNER coming from London Kings Cross station. If you’re travelling from Sheffield station, you can take the faster hourly services of the Northern Rail via Doncaster. A local service coming from York railway station also runs regularly.
Tip 3: Fares can be subject to delay repay
Delay Repay is a scheme that means you can claim a partial or full refund on your train tickets to Hull when your train journey is delayed by 15 minutes or more. The return journey is not always subject to delay repay, so do check with the train company to find out what their policy is for your fare.
The Old Town of Hull where beautiful Georgian townhouses line its cobblestone streets is worth exploring. It is also where the recently renovated Fruit Market can be found, along with art studios, vintage shops, as well as independent cafes and bars.
Tip 4: Popular destinations are expensive at popular times
Cheaper fares on trains to Hull can be found outside of peak travel times, meaning you should try not to make your journey during weekends, rush hour and holidays. Weekdays during the day are usually the cheapest time to get to your destination, but with our booking engine you can easily find the cheapest times to buy tickets for. If you avoid the busiest city centre stations this can also help to make savings.
Check out the Queen Victoria Square, which lies in the centre of Hull, featuring vast shopping streets lined with art galleries and museums, such as the Ferens Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum. The magnificent Queens Gardens is also worth checking out, built above the old Queens dock, the gardens were opened in 1930 and feature fascinating flowerbeds with a large seating area.
Tip 5: Buying together saves money
National Rail give a group save discount on fares, so for a group of 3 to 9 people you can get 1/3 off during off-peak hours when travelling together. If you book using mobile E-Tickets you can then forward them to your group members instead of having to print numerous paper tickets.
The Deep is a fantastic aquarium with a selection of penguins, deep-sea fish and jellyfish all set in 2.5 million litres of salt water. The underwater viewing tunnel is a must-visit for couples and families. Admission prices for families are very reasonable, especially outside the school holidays.
Tip 6: Check out singles & returns
Trains to Hull can often have differing prices for single and returns depending on where you're travelling from. Even if you're wanting a return journey it can often be that two one-way tickets can prove cheapest - so check both when you buy tickets. When booking with us we will automatically show you the cheapest option.
Tip 7: Try a slower service
Some slower trains have cheaper tickets , if you aren't bothered about getting to Hull in a rush, use a less direct service to help you save money. We'll show you these cheaper options automatically but if you want to see the fastest options you can also select to only see them.
Tip 8: Try standard & first class
When demand on a route is particularly low, first class fares will sometimes be reduced to around the same price or near that of a standard fare. Using this option can improve your experience as you will get food, a more comfortable seat and free wi-fi in most cases meaning that you can arrive at your destination in a more relaxed mood.
Tip 9: If you're a regular traveller get a railcard
Railcards are a useful means of getting the best savings as they save you 1/3 off fares on most journeys, you will get additional benefits like free entry to attractions & many other discounts too.
Most railcards cost aorund £30 and the Two Together Railcard, for example, allows 2 adults to save 1/3 on most fares.
The Family and Friends Railcard provides 60% off fares for children and 1/3 off almost all adult fares for up to 4 kids and 4 adults.
The senior railcard offers the same discount, but at a reduced cost of £70 for three years.
Disabled passengers are able to get discounts on their tickets with the Disabled Persons Railcard - £30 a year and 1/3 off most tickets.
Other Railcards include the Network Railcard, 16-25 yr olds Railcard and 26-30 yr olds Railcard.
You can find more information on the railcard website and cards are sold at all Railway Ticket Offices.
Tip 10: Travel flexibly for lower fares
Use our journey planner to find the cheapest date and time to travel, often booking trains which depart at unusual times can save you money. The secret to making the best savings is willing to be flexible and searching through the best deals to reach your destination with more money in your pocket.
Main stations in Hull
- Hull Bus Station
Frequently Asked Questions
What does First class get you on Hull Trains?
You can expect to get a wide, reclining seat with extra leg room and a full size tray table. You also get complimentary food and drink and a dedicated board host. There is also free Wi-Fi and complimentary newspapers.
Can I upgrade to first class on Hull Trains?
Yes you can but it may cost you more if you're upgrading from a standard class ticket.
How fast do Hull Trains go?
Hull Trains have bought some brand new Hitachi class 800 trains that can travel up to 140MPH.