What are Off-Peak tickets?
If you don’t need to brave the rush hour, Off-Peak tickets were made for you. You’ll save money on the full
price fare and have a little more room to stretch out as you’ll avoid the busiest trains. Off-Peak train tickets are
perfect for people who aren’t travelling to a tight deadline.
You need to specify a day for your outbound travel, but your return travel can be on any day. First Class
is only available on certain routes for Off-Peak travel, and if you want to reserve a seat, you should do so at the
time of booking your Off-Peak train ticket.
Save money by travelling during quieter periods.
Perfect if you’re not in a rush - and enjoy:
Use on any Off-Peak service, including weekend services
Buy on the day or in advance
Single or return travel
And there’s no need to choose a return date - just return within 30 days of your outbound journey
Beat the queues
Avoid rush hour for cheaper fares.
Why brave rush hour if you don’t need to? Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets save you money on the full-price fare and give
you a little bit more room to stretch out by avoiding busy commuter times. Perfect if you’re not travelling on a
You can buy Off-Peak tickets at any time.
If you’re looking to avoid the crowds, try to travel between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00, Monday to
The weekend begins early for us, so our Off-Peak fares start on Friday* and last throughout the whole weekend. It’s worth watching out for big events like football matches or festivals, as these can be busy times to travel.
You can buy Super Off-Peak tickets at any time.
However, with Avanti, Super Off-Peak is limited to/from Milton Keynes-London Euston** you can buy other operators' tickets on our website still
*Applies to Avanti West Coast services to and from London Euston, but excludes journeys to and from Milton Keynes Central
**Outbound: Monday-Friday NOT FOR arrival in London Euston BEFORE 1300 or departing 1600-1900
Return: Monday-Friday no departure from London Euston BEFORE 1030 & 1600-1900