Light Bulb Moments

Here at East Midlands Trains we’re working hard to demystify the dark art of train travel.

See our light bulb moments from East Midlands Trains below:


Plan and save

Advance tickets are the cheapest train tickets you can buy and the earlier you book, the more you can save. They cover a one-way journey and (as the name suggests) you need to buy them before you travel. But you've got to be quick, as we only have a limited number of these cheaper tickets available.

Advance train tickets are available on our London route and Liverpool to Norwich services and are generally available 12 weeks ahead of journey dates. In certain circumstances some trains may be unavailable.

Find out more about our Advanced tickets here


Best price ticket alerts

Keen to book Advance tickets that aren't available yet? You don't need to keep coming back to check, simply sign up for email alerts and we'll let you know as soon as Advance tickets on your chosen route become available. Be the first to know when our cheapeast tickets are available.

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Find out more about Ticket Alerts here


Travel is less hassle with our app

You can download the EMT app from all the usual places. And once you’ve logged in or created your East Midlands Trains account, you can book tickets for your next trip. 

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We've introduced m-tickets on selected routes. They are stored in your mobile app so you can skip the queues and jump straight on board the train, without needing to collect paper tickets at the station.

Find out more about our app here


Kids travel free

Did you know kids under 5 travel free on all our trains? No need to book them a ticket, just hop on board and enjoy your journey as a family.

Children under 5 travel free of charge so you will not have to book a ticket for your child. However, as your child does not require a ticket, you will not be able to make a reservation and therefore a seat cannot be guaranteed. 

Have a look at our recommended destination guides for the popular cities and countryside stops along our route. 


Terms and conditions:

Plan & Save: Advanced tickets are available on the London and Liverpool to Norwich route and can be purchased up to 12 weeks before you travel when bought at Subject to availability. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply. Best price ticket alerts: Sign up to our email ticket alerts at to receive emails about when selected Advance tickets become available for sale at Subject to availability. Kid’s travel free: Children under the age of 5 travel free of charge therefore no booking is require; however you will unable to make a reservation and a seat cannot be guaranteed. Subject to availability. Travel is less hassle with our app: Buy tickets on the East Midlands Trains app and collect in station at a ticket machine up to 5 minutes before your train leaves. More comfort. Less Breaks. : 125mph speed maximum speed on HST and Median services, not likely to travel at this speed for the duration of the journey.