Train ticket types explained

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
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.

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.

Super Off-Peak tickets
Super Off-Peak tickets are available for Avanti West Coast services and we also offer Super Off-peak fares from other train operators on our website and app. Super Off-peak tickets let you travel at very quiet times on selected routes.

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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Family plus tickets are available for groups with a minimum of one adult and one child up to a maximum of two adults and four children. Family plus guarantees table seating and we’ll do our very best to make sure you all sit together. Family plus tickets are fully refundable.

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Our 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.

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Season tickets

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Group travel discounts



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.

Group Travel
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.

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.

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.

Perfect for hybrid workers and occasional commuters, Flexi Season tickets gives you 8 peak time return tickets to be used every 28 days.

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Compare ticket types

We've been working with our customers to ensure that our fares make sense for them. From the Discount Off-Peak travellers to the Anytime Flexible, it's time to find the right fare for you. Here we've put together everything you'll need to know about our new fares before you make that all important decision.

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Three classes to choose from

Whatever ticket your choose no one offers you a better choice once onboard. With Avanti West Coast you can go Standard, Standard Premium or First Class.


Excellence comes as standard on our trains.

Free Wifi

Free WiFi
Log on and stay connected

Click and Collect

Click and Collect*
Order something tasty, pick it up from the onboard shop. *Click and Collect is subject to availability.

Plug sockets

Plug sockets
At selected table and window seats

Standard Premium

Taking Standard up a gear with extra space and added comfort.

Roomier seats

Seating upgrades
Roomier seats with extra leg room

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Guaranteed table
The space you need to work or enjoy an onboard picnic

Free Wifi

Plug sockets
At every window seat


Everything’s taken care of in our most exceptional travel experience.

Free Wifi

At-Seat Service
Personalised service onboard from a member of our team

Free Wifi

First Class food & drink
Complimentary food and drink onboard, including alcohol (available from the shop on Voyager trains at weekends).

Free Wifi

First Class Lounges
Access to pre-departure comfort and refreshments