|Off-Peak fares are cheaper tickets for
travelling on trains that are less busy!
Offering good 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
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
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
Child discounts apply for all Off-Peak fares. Railcard holders
get 1/3 off all Standard Class Off-Peak fares. Senior, HM Forces
and Disabled Persons Railcard holders also get 1/3 off all First
Class Off-Peak fares. Please note that minimum fares / time
restrictions may apply to tickets bought with a Railcard.
For journey planning and terms and conditions please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Plan your journey and buy tickets at the Trainline (booking
screen will open in new page).
Buy Cheap Train Tickets
Off-Peak fares are cheaper tickets for travelling on trains that
are less busy.
Buying your train tickets online couldn't be easier, with our
online journey planner. Enter your journey details into the
form below and click 'Next Step', then follow all onscreen
instructions to complete your booking.
Your tickets can either be posted to you, if time allows, or you
have the option of collecting them from a Self Service Ticket Machine if these are
available at your local station. Please carry the
debit/credit card that was used to purchase the ticket along with
the Ticket Collection Reference, when collecting from the
Regular train users may benefit from a Railcard,
while those travelling in groups could enjoy big reductions
with GroupSave or Group Travel
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!
In some regions there are local Railcards that offer discounts
on local journeys. Check the National Rail
website to find out what regional
Railcards are available.
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.
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
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.
Upgrade from Standard to First Class is available on some routes
at weekends and Public Holidays for a small supplement: find out more.