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. The award of the UK City of Culture in 2017 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 which now has many artist studios, bars, and cafes.
Tip 1: You can often find cheap fares by buying in advance
The lowest-priced train fares to Hull are usually available 12 weeks before travel. They tend to sell out fast due to high demand so you'll need to get them as quickly as you can. Sometimes you can buy them up to one hour before travel, but typically they will sell out before then.
Tip 2: Don't get charged booking fees
Most train ticket retailers charge booking fees for each journey you travel on; The Trainline charges up to £1.50 per trip. However, Split My Fare does not make you pay a booking fee or charge you for using a credit card. Only if you can split your train fare will we take a small 10% cut of the savings.
The Hull Paragon interchange is located within the city centre of Hull and provides easy connections between the coach, train, and local bus services. There are various intercity trains to Hull every day run by LNER coming from London Kings Cross station. If you’re travelling from Sheffield, you can take the faster hourly services via Doncaster operated by Northern Rail. There is also a regular local service from York railway station.
Tip 3: Fares can be subject to delay repay
Delay Repay is a scheme that enables you to claim a partial or full refund on your train tickets to Hull when your train journey is delayed by 15 minutes or more. The refunds available differ across operators; it is worth checking with the company you travel with to find out what their policy is for your fare.
Hull is well worth exploring with its beautiful Georgian townhouses lining its cobblestoned streets. You can also find a recently renovated Fruit Market, along with art studios, vintage shops, and independent cafes and bars.
Tip 4: Popular destinations are expensive at popular times
You can find cheaper fares on trains to Hull outside of peak hours; if possible, you should try not to make your journey at weekends or during holidays. Weekday afternoons are usually the cheapest time to get to your destination; with our booking engine, you can easily find the ideal time to travel. 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 Queen's Gardens is also worth visiting; built above the old Queen's dock, the gardens were opened in 1930 and feature fascinating flowerbeds with a large seating area.
Tip 5: Booking together saves money
National Rail offers a group save discount for 3 to 9 people booking together; you can get 1/3 off fares during off-peak hours. If you select mobile e-Tickets, you can 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 great for couples and families. Admission prices are relatively low, especially outside the school holidays.
Tip 6: Look at singles & returns
If you're going on a return trip to Hull it can often be that two one-way tickets can be cheaper than a return ticket, so check both when you book. When you buy tickets with us, we will automatically show you the lowest priced option.
Tip 7: Try a slower service
Some slower trains have cheaper tickets. If you aren't bothered about getting to Hull in the quickest time possible, use a less direct service to help you save money. We'll show you these cheaper options automatically; if you want to see the fastest options, you can also select only to see them.
Tip 8: Try standard & first-class
When demand for first-class tickets is low, this can reduce the cost of them to around the same price or near that of a standard fare. Travelling first-class means you can benefit from complimentary food and drink, a more comfortable seat and free wi-fi in most cases. You will arrive at your destination in a more relaxed mood.
Tip 9: If you're a regular traveller get a railcard
Railcards are a useful way 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 around £30, and there are many different types available, so you can be sure to find one.
The Two Together Railcard, allows two adults to save 1/3 on most fares while the Family and Friends Railcard gives 60% off for children and 1/3 off most adult fares for up to four kids and four adults.
The senior railcard offers the same discount, but at a reduced cost of £70 for three years.
Disabled passengers can get discounts on their tickets with the Disabled Persons Railcard which is £30 a year and gives 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 buy one at any 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 during the afternoon or late at night can save you money. The secret to making the best savings is being 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.