Off Peak Fares

Rail fares and discounts explained

Which rail tickets are valid for 2FOR1 and other Days out Guide offers?

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Off Peak Rail Fares

Offering great value for money, these tickets may require you to travel at specific times of day, days of the week or on a specific route. Where there is more than one Off-Peak fare for a journey, the cheaper fare with more restrictions is called Super Off-Peak. You can buy Off-Peak tickets any time before you travel. The travel restrictions for your Off-Peak ticket will depend on the journey you are making and you will be advised when you buy your ticket.

Off-Peak Single and Off-Peak Day (Single and Return) tickets must be used on the date shown on the ticket. For Off-Peak Return tickets, outward journeys must be made on the date shown on your ticket and return journeys must be made within one calendar month.

Railcards:

People who frequently use the train to make leisure journeys could enjoy big reductions with a Railcard. There are a number of different types available, all offering a fantastic 1/3 saving on your rail fares. Making travelling for leisure even more of a pleasure!

16 25 Railcard

16-25 Railcard - Just £30 per year

  • For those aged 16-25
  • Mature students aged 26 or over and in full-time education
  • 3-year Railcard available to buy online for £70

Average annual saving of £161 plus special partner discounts on days out, holidays, theatre and more.

Two Together Railcard

Two Together Railcard - just £30 per year

  • For two named people travelling together
  • Aged 16 or over

Average annual saving of £100 plus special partner discounts on days out, holidays, theatre and more.

Family Friends Railcard

Family & Friends Railcard - Just £30 per year

  • For those travelling with children aged 5-15
  • Up to four adults and four children can travel on one card
  • 3-year Railcard available to buy online for £70

Average annual saving of £117 plus special partner discounts on days out, holidays, theatre and more.

Senior Railcard

Senior Railcard - Just £30 per year

  • For those aged 60 or over
  • 3-year Railcard available to buy online for £70

Average annual saving of £106 plus special partner discounts on days out, holidays, theatre and more.

DPRC-Railcard

Disabled Persons Railcard - Just £20 per year

If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult, you may qualify for a Disabled Persons Railcard

  • 1/3 off rail fares across Britain
  • For you and a friend
  • 3-year Railcard available to buy for £54
  • Average annual saving of £114

 

Gold Card

Exclusively for annual Season Ticket holders travelling in the Network Railcard area, a Gold Card offers incredible extra savings for you and those travelling with you.

GroupSave

Planning on a fun daytrip with friends? Or perhaps a family outing by train? With GroupSave, three or four can travel for the price of just two adults - leaving everyone more money to spend on the day out!

Group Travel Discounts

If you are travelling in a group of ten or more at off-peak times, you may be able to obtain a further discount through the train company you are travelling with. Contact the train company directly and be aware that you may need to book tickets in advance. Click here for a list of train company contact details.

Child Discounts

Children aged five to fifteen get a 50% discount. 

Up to 2 children under 5 years can travel free with each fare paying adult. Children aged 5-15 inclusive generally pay half the adult fare, except where some Railcards offer Child discounted rates.  Some Train Companies in London and the South also offer a specially reduced flat fare for accompanying 5-15s. See Family Off Peak Day Travelcard to London.

Tip: If you travel regularly with children throughout the country, you may find that a Network Railcard or Family Railcard can save you money.

Public Holiday and Weekend Services

Trains run every day of the year except on 25 - 26 December.  Generally train times at weekends and Public Holidays are different to weekdays and you should check your journey times before travelling. These are great days to travel as time restrictions on Off Peak tickets do not apply. 

Weekend First

Upgrade from Standard to First Class is available on some routes at weekends and Public Holidays for a small supplement: find out more.

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Group Save

Save money with groupsave

With GroupSave 3 or 4 people can travel together Off-Peak by train for the price of 2 adults to hundreds of destinations in the London and South East area.

More about GroupSave

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