Advance Single fares

50% off. 100% adventure
Book early to get our cheap train tickets

Fancy getting the best before the rest? Whether it’s a weekend of family fun or a trip to the seaside, there’s something to be said for planning ahead. If you know exactly where and when you need to travel, then it’s time to secure your place on board your chosen train with an Advance Single ticket.

How they work

Available up to 11 weeks prior to travel^, Advance tickets can save you over 50%* on train fares. They’re single (one-way) tickets for selected journeys available in Standard and First Class.

Be the first to know

To stay ahead of the game, be sure to check back here regularly. You’ll see when reduced fares become available and on which routes. And remember – the earlier you book, the more you can save.

^To reflect national advice against non-essential travel, we have reduced services across our network until further notice which may affect current ticket availability.

Book early to get our cheap train tickets

Reservations for GWR services are now open as follows (please see below for exceptions):

Service Availability
Saturday services Until Saturday 19 December**
Sunday services Until Sunday 27 December**
Weekday services Until Friday 29 January**

Please note reservations are now available for the Night Riviera service (in both the seated and sleeper portions of the service) until Wednesday 23 December. 

We don't expect our timetable to change on these dates, but check your journey 4 weeks before you travel.

  • *Terms & conditions
  • **Reservations aren’t open yet on the following dates: