Ticket types

We’ve got a great range of train ticket types to meet your needs

To make it easier for you to choose the right ticket, we’ve made things simple and explained our popular ticket types and the benefits they offer below.

  • Advance - great value ticket with flexible return dates. Mix and match fares for outward and return journeys
  • Off-Peak - cheap travel with some added flexibility. Make your outbound journey on your selected date and return on any Off-Peak service within one calendar month from the start date shown on the ticket
  • Super Off-Peak - save more by travelling outside the busiest times. Available on most London journeys and on any train at weekends
  • Anytime - our most flexible ticket with no restrictions on when you can travel

Compare the benefits of each ticket type:

Ticket type

Refunds available*

Use with Railcards

Travel on any train

Book on the day

Advance

Non-refundable

Specified train only

Up to 18:00 on the day before

Off-Peak

Within Off-Peak times

Super Off-Peak

Within Super
Off-Peak times

Anytime

Minimum fare price applies

Seat reservations are available on selected services.
*Refunds include £10 admin fee

Ticket machine price guarantee

In the unlikely event that you buy a ticket from one of our self-service machines, and then find a cheaper one for the identical journey, you could be entitled to a refund for the difference.

To get in touch, please use our online contact form.

More ticket types

Season tickets

Travel as often as you like on your regular journeys.

Our season tickets allow you to save money on journeys you make multiple times in a week, month or year.

Learn more about our season tickets


First Class tickets

Our First Class experience offers bigger, comfier seats, complimentary refreshments, and much more.

First Class ticket holders can also reserve a table on our luxury on board restaurant. Find out about our unique Pullman Dining service here.

Learn more about travelling First Class

Rangers and Rovers

Great for long day trips, or multiple trips to specific areas on our network
  • get on and off trains as many times as you like within a specific area
  • travel all over a region for a few days at a time or for multiple days during a fixed period
  • buy tickets for All line Rail Rovers, South Wales, South West England and the Thames Valley

Tickets vary based on location and time restrictions may apply within certain areas.

Buy Ranger and Rover tickets online, or over the phone on 03457 000 125 or at a station ticket office.

Other ways to save

Railcards

Use a railcard to get a third off a range of train tickets.

Group train tickets

You could save money on your tickets by travelling in groups.

Train and bus tickets

Make savings by combining your train and bus tickets.

Weekend upgrades

Upgrade your seats for train journeys on weekends and Public holidays.