Press release details

Trainline launches SplitSave

January 13, 2020 at 12:00 AM EST

UK train travellers could save £340 million in 2020 with Trainline’s new split ticket feature, ‘SplitSave’i

SplitSave is now available on Trainline’s app, giving customers access to savings on 64% routes nationwideii

SplitSave could save each customer £260 a yeariii

LONDON, SATURDAY 11TH JANUARY 2020 – Today, Trainline, the leading independent train and coach travel platform, launches its latest money-saving feature, SplitSave.

SplitSave gives customers access to ‘split tickets’ on eligible routes across the UK, offering them the chance to make savings on thousands of journeys nationwide. The new feature means that UK train travellers could collectively save a huge £340 million in 2020.   

SplitSave finds clever combinations of tickets to save customers money on 64% of routes nationwide. It automatically ‘splits’ their trip into multiple legs, without any need for customers to change trains unnecessarily or make changes to their route - all they need to do is show different tickets along their journey. This year alone, each customer could save £260 by using the feature.

Some of the greatest SplitSave savings can be found on the following popular routes:


Popular routes providing significant savings through SplitSave:

Average potential saving iv through SplitSave:

Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston


Edinburgh Waverley to London King’s Cross


Stoke on Trent to London Euston


London Paddington to Taunton


Durham to London King’s Cross


London King’s Cross to York  


Cardiff Central to London Paddington



Clare Gilmartin, CEO, Trainline said: “We’re passionate about helping our customers save as much money on train travel as possible and we think SplitSave is going to make a real difference. We’ve been working closely with our industry partners on this exciting new feature, as it represents another big step in our shared goal of getting more people to pick train travel over cars and flights.”

The feature is currently available on Trainline’s iOS and Android app only.


About Trainline

Trainline is the leading independent rail and coach travel platform selling rail and coach tickets to millions of travellers worldwide. Via our highly rated website and mobile app, people can seamlessly search, book and manage their journeys all in one place. We bring together millions of routes, fares and journey times from more than 270 rail and coach carriers across 45 countries. We offer our customers the best price for their journey and smart, real-time travel information on the go. Our aim is to make rail and coach travel easier and more accessible, encouraging people to make more environmentally sustainable travel choices.

iFigure calculated based on a comparison of potential SplitSave savings in relation to train journey bookings by customers using iOS and Android vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel between 1 and 30 November 2019, annualised. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. Excludes booking fee.

iiBased on Trainline customer searches in October and November 2019

iiiBased on average savings for iOS bookings in November 2019 comparing SplitSave fares vs Anytime fares and average Trainline customer frequency in 2019. Subject to SplitSave fares being available. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. Excludes booking fee.

ivEach saving based on average savings for iOS bookings between 1 November and 30 November 2019, in each instance comparing SplitSave fares vs Anytime fares for the specific route. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. Excludes booking fee.