Thousands of train tickets available from as little as £5

Thursday 16th January 2020

Thousands of low-cost train tickets are now available as Great Western Railway (GWR) launches its January sale.

Book now to take advantage of the cheapest fares and get even more off of the cost of Advance purchase fares for travel across the Great Western network.

Promotional fares are available to buy from Thursday 16 January until 23:59 on Sunday 26 January for travel between Thursday 23 January and Friday 3 April 2020.

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GWR Head of Marketing Amanda Burns said:

“If you are already suffering from the January blues, or had a busy Christmas visiting family, now is the perfect time to book a weekend away or a day out.

“The GWR network covers hundreds of the Country’s leading destinations and tourist attractions so let us help inspire your next adventure.”

Do you already feel the need for a short break, or a weekend away? Or need something to look forward to before the Easter holidays?

Now is the perfect opportunity to buy limited, low cost Advance fare rail tickets and save as much as over 80% of the value of buying a ticket on the day.

Travel from:

  • London Paddington to Oxford from £5
  • Swindon to Cardiff from £5
  • London Paddington to Bath Spa from £12
  • Cardiff to London Paddington from £15
  • Reading to Exeter from £15
  • Plymouth to London Paddington from £15

Take advantage of GWR’s new timetable delivering more frequent services, more seats and quicker journeys to visit some of the UK’s top attractions.

First Class Advance Single fares are also available. Why not take advantage of £12 First Class fares between London Paddington and Oxford; £12 fares between Swindon and Cardiff and £30 fares between London Paddington and Bath Spa.

The GWR network stretches from London Paddington in the east to Cornwall and the south west; Bristol and South Wales; Gloucester; Oxfordshire and the South Cotswolds as well as parts of Surrey and West Sussex.

Purchase your cheap ticket now from

Nectar card holders will receive an extra 5 points with every purchase.

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.

Book until 26 January 2020 for travel between 23 January 2020 and 03 April 2020. Tickets must be purchased at least 7 days before travel. Tickets available at and GWR APP only. GWR Advance Single fares only. Subject to availability. Full terms and conditions at