Save 57%* on average with a Family Return

Grab the family and get away for less with an LNER Family Return ticket.

A staycation for the whole family just got a LOT cheaper.

How can you save with an LNER Family Return?

Travelling with children has never been easier (or cheaper).

LNER Family Returns make travelling as a family easy and seamless. No gridlocked motorways, no delays at the check-in desk, just simple, no-fuss travel.

You only need one ticket to travel with LNER this summer and you're only a few clicks away. Not only is it easy to travel with an LNER Family Return, but it's cheaper, too.

*based on two adults and two children travelling on our most popular Standard Advance fares.

 

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You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Alnmouth and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between Alnmouth and London King's Cross is £159.

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Berwick Upon Tweed and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between Berwick Upon Tweed and London King's Cross is £169.

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Darlington and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between Darlington and London King's Cross is £119.

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Doncaster and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between Doncaster and London King's Cross is £89.

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Durham and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between Durham and London King's Cross is £139.

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Edinburgh and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between:

  • London and Edinburgh is £169
  • York and Edinburgh is £99
  • Newcastle and Edinburgh is £59

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Harrogate and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between Harrogate and London King's Cross is £99.

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Leeds and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between Leeds and London King's Cross is £99.

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Lincoln and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between Lincoln and London King's Cross is £79.

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from London King's Cross and Alnmouth, Berwick Upon Tweed, Darlington, Doncaster Durham, Edinburgh, Harrogate, Leeds, Lincoln, Middlesbrough, Morpeth, Newcastle, Peterborough, Thornaby, Wakefield Westgate and York.

An LNER Family Return between:

  • Alnmouth and London King's Cross is £159
  • Berwick Upon Tweed and London King's Cross is £169
  • Darlington and London King's Cross is £119
  • Doncaster and London King's Cross is £89
  • Durham and London King's Cross is £139
  • Edinburgh and London King's Cross is £169
  • Harrogate and London King's Cross is £99
  • Leeds and London King's Cross is £99
  • Lincoln and London King's Cross is £79
  • Middlesbrough and London King's Cross is £129
  • Morpeth and London King's Cross is £149
  • Newcastle and London King's Cross is £139
  • Peterborough and London King's Cross is £49
  • Thornaby and London King's Cross is £129
  • Wakefield Westgate and London King's Cross is £99
  • York and London King's Cross is £99

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Middlesbrough and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between Middlesbrough and London King's Cross is £129.

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Morpeth and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between Morpeth and London King's Cross is £149.

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Newcastle and London King's Cross, York and Edinburgh.

An LNER Family Return between:

  • London King's Cross and Newcastle is £139
  • York and Newcastle is £49
  • Edinburgh and Newcastle is £99

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Peterborough and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between Peterborough and London King's Cross is £49.

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Thornaby and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between Thornaby and London King's Cross is £49.

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from Wakefield Westgate and London King's Cross.

An LNER Family Return between Wakefield Westgate and London King's Cross is £99.

You can get an LNER Family Return ticket to or from York and London King's Cross, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

An LNER Family Return between:

  • London King's Cross and York is £99
  • Newcastle and York is £49
  • Edinburgh and York is £99

How to book a Family Return ticket

Booking a Family Return ticket is exactly the same as booking any other type of ticket. Choose where you'd like to travel from and to, what date you'd like to travel and how many adults and children are travelling.

Family Return tickets are only available for certain journeys so use the dropdown at the top of the page to check which routes are valid and how much they cost.

Choose from the available travel times in our journey planner and don't forget to reserve your seats!

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Not sure where you want to go? Here are some family friendly suggestions for you.

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FAQs

Are LNER Family Return tickets refundable?

No, LNER Family Return tickets are non-refundable.

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Can I change my travel plans?

No, LNER Family Return tickets are non-changeable. You can only travel on the specific date, time and trains you select when you booked. So if you miss your train, you'll need to buy new tickets.

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Do I need to book in advance?

Yes, you need to book by 23.59 at least seven days before you travel on your outward journey.

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Can I break my journey with a Family ticket?

No, you have to travel on the trains you chose when you booked.

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Can I reserve a seat with a family ticket?

Yes, you’ll need to reserve a seat for all those travelling when you book your LNER Family Return ticket.

Your outward ticket will come with a seat reservation, for your flexible return you can choose your seats using our easy online seat reservation tool here.

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Is it possible to book a First Class LNER Family Return ticket?

No, LNER Family Return tickets are only valid in Standard.

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What happens if disruption affects my travel plans?

If you decide not to travel due to disruption, you can claim a refund on any unused tickets without needing to pay an administration fee.

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What is considered a family when purchasing a Family Return?

A family is defined as being between a minimum of 1 adult and 1 child (aged 5-15 years old inclusive) up to a maximum of 2 adults and 4 children (aged 5-15 years old inclusive). The group size must be specified when you buy the ticket. All tickets required for travel must be bought at the same time. By the way, you don’t all need to be related!

Find out more about the LNER Family Return ticket here.

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Can I take my pram onboard the train with me?

We’re very happy for pushchairs, prams and buggies to be on our trains, just as long as you make sure they’re folded at all times and stored the same way as any other item of luggage.

If this is not possible, they may be stored in wheelchair spaces that are empty. Please bear in mind, that if a customer requires wheelchair space, you will need to move the pram. Please do not leave your pram unattended in a wheelchair space and do not store other luggage or bags here.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

1.  LNER Family Return tickets are sold subject to availability and for travel on LNER services only.

2. LNER Family Return tickets aren't valid with any other train company. If you're not sure whether a certain train is run by LNER, check with station staff before boarding.

3. Tickets must be bought at the latest by 23:59, seven days before the outward date of travel. Return journeys can be made within one month of the outward travel date.

4. Reservations must be made for the family travelling at the time of booking, for both the outward and return journeys.

5. Tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable.

6. Customers must board and leave the train at the stations shown on their ticket. No break of journey is allowed, unless a change of train is required which is specified on the ticket. 

7. LNER Family Return tickets will initially be available for travel for the following journeys:

  • From Edinburgh Waverley to London Kings Cross, and vice versa;
  • From Newcastle to London Kings Cross, and vice versa;
  • From Durham to London Kings Cross, and vice versa;
  • From Darlington to London Kings Cross, and vice versa;
  • From York to London Kings Cross, and vice versa;
  • From Leeds to London Kings Cross, and vice versa;
  • From Wakefield Westgate to London Kings Cross, and vice versa;
  • From Doncaster to London Kings Cross, and vice versa; and,
  • From Peterborough to London Kings Cross, and vice versa.

8. LNER Family Return tickets only apply to a family buying all tickets required for travel at the same time. For the purpose of this ticket, a family is defined as being between a minimum of one adult and one child (aged 5-15 years old inclusive) up to a maximum of two adults and four children (aged 5-15 years old inclusive). The family size must be specified at the time of purchase.

9. The National Rail Conditions of Travel state that children aged under five years old travelling with an accompanying fare-paying passenger can travel free of charge, but they are not guaranteed a seat. In order to reserve a seat, we recommend that children aged under five are included as part of the overall number of people travelling as part of the LNER Family Return ticket. Children aged under five who are travelling free of charge and do not travel as part of this ticket may not be able to have their own seat on busy trains. Including a child aged under five as part of the group travelling under the LNER Family Return ticket, to reserve a seat, is entirely at the discretion of the person purchasing the tickets. For more details on making arrangements for children travelling on trains, please see here.

10. LNER Family Return tickets are available only in Standard.

11. LNER Family Return tickets are not valid in alongside any upgrade offers, such as Weekend 1st or SeatFrog, and can't be upgraded to First Class.

12. Seat reservations are compulsory and free of charge for the both the outward and return journeys. Customers must travel on the trains shown on their tickets and sit in the seats reserved.

13. The full group must travel together for the entire journey, on both the outward and return journey, on the trains specified on their tickets and in the seats stated. Customers travelling on different trains to the ones reserved, or travelling as part of a different group size, will have to purchase new undiscounted tickets at the full Standard Anytime fare onboard, as if no ticket is held.

14. LNER Family Return tickets are available to buy online, at stations and through third parties such as travel agents. These tickets can't be sold onboard or through station self-service ticket machines.

15. No further Railcard or Group discounts apply.

16. All travel is subject to The National Conditions of Travel, copies of which may be obtained from station ticket offices or on the National Rail website, here.

17. LNER reserves the right to alter the terms and conditions or cancel this product without prior notice.