Ticket types

Get the cheapest fares

Buy your ticket in advance and get the best value First Class and Standard Class fares. You can mix and match Advance fares for your outward and return journeys.

  • book right up until 18:00 on the day before you travel, subject to availability
  • mix and match Standard and First Class tickets for each direction of travel – so you choose the price you want and travel exactly when you want
  • guaranteed seat reservation

Advance tickets are non-refundable, but you can change your journey or upgrade your ticket to a more flexible one-off payment of the difference, plus a £10 administration fee.

For more information, download our guide to travelling with GWR.

Save money but keep your journey flexible

Our flexible Off-Peak, Off-Peak Day, Super Off-Peak, Ranger and Rover tickets give you the freedom to choose when you travel but still offer great value. You can use them on any train at weekends, and at quieter times of day during the week. You can buy these tickets any time before the start of your journey.

Off-Peak tickets

Your outward journey must be made on the date shown on your ticket and the return journey must be made within one calendar month. Off-Peak Single and First Class. Off-Peak Return tickets are also available for some journeys. 

Super Off-Peak tickets

These tickets are available for many journeys to/from the London area, on any train at weekends and at the quieter times of day during the week. They offer even better value for money than our Off-Peak tickets. Super Off-Peak Single fares are also available at half the price of the Super Off-Peak Return, on many journeys. To find out more read our Super Off-Peak Single fares terms and conditions.

Off-Peak Day tickets

Perfect for a day’s shopping or leisure trip, these tickets must be used on the date shown on the ticket.

Ranger and Rover tickets

With these flexible tickets, you can travel around a specific area of our network, such as the South West or the London & Thames Valley area, for a day or longer. Buy Ranger and Rover tickets online, by calling 03457 000 125 or by visiting your nearest staffed station.

Try our Night Riviera sleeper service

Our Night Riviera Sleeper train is a fantastic way to travel overnight in comfort, from London to Devon and Cornwall. Book your sleeper ticket online, by telephone on 0345 678 6980 or at your nearest station’s ticket office.

Travelling with children

Pay half fare for children aged 5 to 15, and take up to 2 under 5s for no charge. Children travelling for free can use a seat, as long as it’s not needed by a fare-paying customer; or you can buy them a ticket and reserve a seat on some services.

Travelling as a group

GroupSave allows three to nine people to travel together off-peak with a 34% discount off of the adult fare.

Buy GroupSave tickets online (they appear automatically when you book for 3 to 9 passengers), from your local station or by calling 03457 000 125.

Online fares will be displayed with a 'G' next to them to indicate the 'GroupSave' discount has been applied.

Larger groups could save money by making a group booking – call 03457 000 125 for details.

Some dates aren't available with Groupsave. Click here to check if you can travel on your chosen dates.


With PLUSBUS, you can add unlimited bus travel around town to your train ticket from just £1.50 a day.

Just ask for PLUSBUS when you buy your train ticket. You can buy PLUSBUS tickets online, by selecting the PLUSBUS option; at all staffed stations; from ticket machines at selected stations; or by calling us on 03457 000 125.

Find out more about PLUSBUS.