Business travel

Choose the business ticket type that suits you best, add onward travel – and discover our other options, like business carnets.

Ticket types:
  • Standard or First Class Anytime tickets – travel on the day you buy or the day after (Anytime Single), or within 5 days of when you buy and return within a month (Anytime Return)
  • London Day Travelcards: include your journey across London zones 1 to 6 when you buy your train ticket – for travel on the London Underground, most National Rail, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and bus services
  • Executive tickets: enjoy First Class Anytime Return travel with seat reservations, an on-board catering voucher and parking at the station
  • Business Carnets: get 10 train tickets for the price of 9 on selected routes
  • Corporate Season Tickets: save money on the journeys your staff make regularly – anyone in your company can use these, but you’ll need to be a Business Direct customer to buy them
  • Corporate Group Travel: travel together as a group of 10 or more – just email us about your seating booking requirements, or to hire a carriage or even a whole train
  • First Class lounges: relax with complimentary refreshments at London Paddington and Cardiff Central – open to all First Class ticket holders 

Business Direct

Our rail booking and business management system, Business Direct, offers an easy way to handle your business travel plans. Benefits include:
  • commission-free booking and no credit card fees
  • best prices highlighted 
  • tailored travel packages to save your business time and money
  • tickets, routing, itineraries and reservations for train journeys across the UK
  • detailed travel expenditure reports
  • professional, friendly service from a dedicated team of rail travel experts
  • 24/7 availability
  • customisable travel budget and travel policy
  • access to one or multiple users
  • monitoring business mileage and CO2 emissions

Setting up an account

To set up an online Business Direct account, you’ll need a company address, registration and telephone number, a main contact name, telephone number and email address.

Contact details for your Business Direct account

GWR Business Direct Web Support

Phone: 0344 811 1339

GWR Business Direct Telesales

Phone: 03457 660228

Conferences and business accommodation

Find details of our conference services

Group travel

It’s easy to sit together – and save – with an advanced group travel booking.