Hundreds of new, cheap train fares created

Tuesday 05th March 2019

Hundreds of new, cheap train tickets are being created by operator GWR, bringing more affordable journeys to some of the UK’s most popular destinations.

The new tickets being introduced by GWR could save you over £40* on journeys from Oxford. Working in partnership with Greater Anglia and Greater Northern some new fares have already been created, with Advance fares to Cambridge and Canterbury now available.

In addition to the cheap Advance fares between Oxford and London Paddington, over a hundred new Advance fares are also being created by GWR for journeys from Oxford to leading destinations outside of the GWR rail network.

Starting from as little as £13.50 in Standard and £25 in First Class, customers who hold a valid railcard may also be entitled to even more money off.

Adding to GWR’s existing Advance fares, the new tickets will allow you to travel for cheaper beyond the GWR network to destinations such as:

  • Brighton
  • Cambridge
  • Canterbury
  • Dover
  • Eastbourne

In addition to the new rail fares, a through ticket incorporating bus and rail travel to/from the Oxford Westgate shopping Centre, in conjunction with the Oxford Bus Company, has also been created. For some journeys the Oxford Westgate return ticket only costs £7.50.

Notes to editors

Great Western Railway (GWR) provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services. We help over 100 million passengers reach their destinations every year - across South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.

We’re currently seeing the biggest investment in the network since Brunel so we can offer more trains, more seats, and shorter, more frequent journeys and continue the network’s heritage of helping connect more businesses to new and prosperous markets. Through a series of initiatives we aim to be a good neighbour to the communities we serve and are committed to making a positive social impact in those regions. Learn how we're Building a Greater West at GWR is a FirstGroup company.

*Lead Advance purchase fare (£13.50) compared to cost of an Off-Peak Day Single.