Ways to Save on Train Travel

Discover useful tips on how to get the most for your money when travelling by train. Save money by travelling off-peak or with a group ticket.

Save money on train tickets 

From Advance train tickets to off-peak travel, find out how to get more for your money when travelling with us. 

Book early for the best travel prices

A little forward thinking can make all the difference. The further you book in advance, the more you can save on your tickets. Our cheapest tickets are Standard and First Class Advance. They’re released up to 24 weeks before departure, so if you know when and where you’ll be travelling, book early to bag a bargain. 

Need to book on the day? No problem! As long as you book online or through our app (and you give us 60 minutes before your train starts its journey), we can still make sure you find the best prices and give you time to reserve a seat.

Beat the rush

Book your tickets outside the rush hour and you’ll not only get more space, you’ll save on your fares too.

Weekdays are usually the quietest, so if you’re looking to avoid the crowds, try to travel between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00, Monday to Thursday. 

The weekend begins early for us, so our Off-Peak fares start at 09:26 every Friday morning 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.

Best Fare Finder

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Group travel tickets

Travelling in numbers? Save up to 20% with group tickets. 

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1/3 off with a Railcard

Save money on tickets all year round with a Railcard. Grab one for yourself, your family or your friends. Pick the one that suits you best and start saving right away. 

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Choosing the right ticket

Advance, Off-Peak or Anytime? Find the right ticket for your journey. 

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Advance train tickets

Book up to 24 weeks ahead to save with our Advance tickets! 

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