Save with family fares

Get big savings when you travel with your little and not so little ones. Choose our family friendly fares or buy a Family & Friends Railcard to go for less. Give the traffic a miss and enjoy time together onboard.

Cut your travel costs with Family or Child tickets

Family tickets are great if you’re booking as a family. These tickets are for family groups from one adult and one child to a maximum of two adults and three children.

Child tickets are for children aged 5 – 15 and save you 50% on the cost of a normal ticket.

More about Child tickets

Children under five can travel free of charge with a fare-paying adult. Just so you know, they won’t have a seat reservation and may need to sit in your lap.

Older children aged 5-15 will need a ticket. However, you can save 50% on the cost of a normal Standard Class ticket when you book.

Click here for more info on Child tickets and travelling with children.

More about Family tickets

Families come in all shapes and sizes, but our Family fares are always on the smaller side. Family Advance tickets give you lower fares. Our new Family Refundable gives you lower fares and the flexibility to change your plans.

See how much you can save with our Family tickets .

More about Family & Friends Railcards

Alternatively, buy a Family & Friends Railcard and save 1/3 on adult fares and 60% on kids’ fares. It costs £30 a year, or £70 for three years. You can use it for up to four adults and up to four children aged 5-15.

Click here to buy a Family & Friends Railcard.

Great family trips start on the train

Make the most of time together on one of our comfy trains. There’s lots to feel good about when you book with us:

Families of 2 to 5 can save up to 60%*
If you're travelling as a family of 2 to 5 people then you can save up to 60%* on our most popular routes. *Based on two adults and two children travelling on a Family Advance ticket.

You can enjoy a bite to eat and a drink
Pop along to our onboard shop for snacks, drinks and tasty treats for your journey ahead. It’s way easier than stopping at a service station. You'll find it in Coach C on our Pendolino trains.

See where you can go

Here are a couple of ideas for family days out at great prices:

London to Manchester in Standard Class: £56
Enjoy a day out in Manchester with a Family Advance Standard single: £56 for the entire family. Visit the National Football Museum, shop your way across the city or explore an underwater wonderland at the Sea Life Centre.

Birmingham to Edinburgh in Standard Premium: £135
Head up to Edinburgh with Family Advance Premium Single and pay just £135 for the entire family. Be spoilt with wider seats, extra leg room, wider and a plug socket at every seat and enjoy the ever-changing view on your journey to Scotland.

Subject to availability
Family fares are subject to availability. If they're not available for where you want to go, you can still get a discounted price using your Family & Friends Railcard. However, Railcards are not applicable to Family Fares.

New for2023

New Family Refundable tickets

100% flexible, Family Refundable tickets give you a bit more wriggle room. Cancel right up to the departure time and have space to spread out on the train. Perfect for families of two to five people, they’re available for both Standard and Standard Premium travel.

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Family Refundable

The new Family Refundable fare arrives soon ready for travel in 2023.

Perfect for families of 2 to 5 people. Your Family Refundable fare can be booked to travel in both Standard or Standard Premium. It's the perfect ticket for families whose plans might change last minute as it can be refunded up to the departure time.

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Family & Friends Railcard

Save ⅓ on adult fares and 60% on kids' fares with a Family & Friends Railcard.

For up to 4 adults and up to 4 children aged 5-15 travelling together, it costs only £30 per year (or £70 for 3 years) and can save you money on your train journey.

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See our family friendly prices

Check the guide below for prices of family tickets to our most popular destinations. The whole family goes on one ticket. That can be anything from a minimum of one adult and one child to a maximum of two adults and three children. Or one adult and four children.