Train ticket types

Discover the right train ticket for your Avanti West Coast journey. From Anytime to Season tickets. The right train ticket will help you save money.

Which train ticket is right for you?

From advance to anytime and everything in between, we have a range of different train ticket types. Read on to find out which one best suits you and your travel needs. 

Advance tickets

Advance tickets If you know exactly where and when you need to travel, an advance ticket will save you money.
The earlier you book, the more you’ll save - plus, you’ll have more choice of availability when it comes to train times and seat bookings.

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                      Flexible ticket types

Sometimes it’s good to keep things flexible. If you can’t commit to taking a specific train, our flexible fares let you play it by ear and travel whenever suits. Below you'll find more info about our flexible tickets - the Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.

Off-Peak tickets

Do you have flexibility and aren’t restricted to travelling at certain times?
Then you can make great savings with our Off-Peak tickets, which are available at quieter times throughout the week and weekends on selected routes. Book any time up to 24 weeks in advance.

Find out more about Off-Peak tickets

Anytime tickets

Our anytime tickets are our most flexible option, perfect for spontaneous travellers. Fully flexible, they’re available on all Avanti West Coast services and can be used in either First Class, Standard Premium or Standard Class so you can tailor your journey to suit your needs whether you buy on the day or up to 24 weeks in advance.

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Early Bird Anytime tickets

Our Early Bird Anytime tickets allow you to save on train travel when you book 15 or more days in advance for a 20% discount on the standard Anytime single fare.

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Other ticket types

We also have a range of Season tickets and Group travel options that may be ideal for you ready for the next adventure.

Season tickets

You could save with our weekly, monthly and annual Season tickets.

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Group travel

Contact our Groups team who will be on hand to help with all your requirements to get you from A to B!

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We’ve created our very own smartcard. A faster, easier and safer way to buy, renew and travel with a train ticket.

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Season tickets

If you’re a frequent traveller, season tickets are for you. Choose from a weekly, monthly or annual season ticket for unlimited travel on your choice of journey. A season ticket is the best choice for you if you make the same trip 3 or 4 times a week, helping you to make huge savings - and you’ll also skip the ticket queues at the station. Just bring your season ticket and photo ID and hop right on board.

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Group travel tickets

Travelling in a group? You could save up to 20% when you book a group ticket compared to buying individual ones for each member of your group.
Simply get in touch with us and we’ll be back in touch within 48 hours.

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Our Smartcard makes it faster, easier and safer to get from A to B. Wave goodbye to paper tickets and say hello to the future of travel! The Smartcard works with a range of different ticket types including season tickets - simply book and buy your tickets through your account, then tap your card and the gate and jump on board.

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Flexi Seasons

Fewer days in the office? Flexi Season may be just the ticket. 
Choose WFH Wednesdays or face-to-face Fridays. Flexi Season tickets have arrived. 

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Introducing Standard Premium

Standard Premium has launched on every one of our Pendolino trains with roomier seats, wider tables and the freedom to order food and drink from your seat.

To upgrade to one of our Standard Premium coaches, log into your account via the link below or ask a member of the team onboard your Avanti West Coast service. Upgrade to Standard Premium ›

Standard Premium